mercoledì 19 settembre 2012

Alice In Wonderland Origins

It all started way back in 1862 on a sunny july afternoon, Charles Dodgson (better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll ) was having a boat riding on the River Thames, near Oxford.  With him on his ride there were the three sisters Liddell , Lorina, Edith and the middle sibling, eight-year-old Alice. They were the daughters of his friend Henry Lidell, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and Dean of Christ Church College.

During the boat trip, he  narrated to  the sisters a story about a girl called  Alice and her fantastical adventures. Having enjoyed the story, the real Alice told Dodgson to write it down so she might read it again  and that was the start of Alice's tales in wonderland.

Alice and the rest of Wonderland tales continue to inspire or influence many other works of art to this day. Over the years, many photographers, writers, movie makers , illustrators identified themselves in her world either in a direct or indirect way.

Vladimir Clavijo Telepnev, photographs 2008

Original illustrations from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, drawn by John Tenniel.

Famous quotes in daily life

- “Drink me”, “Eat me

- “'Curiosity often leads to trouble!' Cried Alice 

- "’Curiouser and curiouser!’ Cried Alice".

In the present, many people use Alice's exclamations or phrases in their daily talking. For example "Curiouser and curiouser!"  it's oftenly used when people feel that they are seeing or experiencing something that does not make sense, or that imparts a sense of wonder. Sometimes these phrases are used in irony or with a sarcastic manner.

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