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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Mess of Souvenirs; Chapter 1: The Many Lives of Lewis Carroll; Chapter 2: The Man in White Paper; Chapter 3: Analysing Alice; Chapter 4: Illustrators of Alice; Chapter 5: The Further Adventures of Alice; Chapter 6: Adapting Alice; Chapter 7: Dark Wonderland; Chapter 8: Fans; Chapter 9: Pilgrimage; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
Will Brooker is Assistant Professor of Communications at Richmond, The American International University in London.