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Alices's Adventures

Alices's Adventures

by Will Brooker
     
 

Will Brooker, author of Batman Unmasked and Using the Force, turns his attention to Lewis Carroll and Alice. He takes the reader through a fascinating and revealing tour of late 20th Century popular culture, following Alice and her creator wherever they go. Brooker reveals the ways in which this iconic character has been used and adapted, taking in cartoons, movies

Overview

Will Brooker, author of Batman Unmasked and Using the Force, turns his attention to Lewis Carroll and Alice. He takes the reader through a fascinating and revealing tour of late 20th Century popular culture, following Alice and her creator wherever they go. Brooker reveals the ways in which this iconic character has been used and adapted, taking in cartoons, movies, computer games, theme parks, heritage sites, novelisations, illustrations, biographies, theatrical performances, toys and other products, websites, fan clubs and much more. The result is a remarkable analysis of how one original creation has expanded over time to symbolize many different things to many different people.

Editorial Reviews

The Washington Post
Alice's Adventures makes a good companion to Robert Phillips's classic anthology Aspects of Alice, which covers the essentials of Wonderland scholarship between the 1860s and 1960s. It also complements Martin Gardner's celebrated Annotated Alice, recently published in a "Definitive Edition." But the world of Alice is truly resistant to any reductionism: These are texts so rich that they can support every sort of critical investigation (or pseudo-critical indignity) and yet still remain ever fresh. — Michael Dirda

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826414335
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Will Brooker is Director of Film Studies and Television at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of Batman, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Lewis Carroll.

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