Lewis Carroll Week: An Introduction

This week will be all about Lewis Carroll and his most famous creation, Alice. Why a week about Lewis Carroll, you might ask? Well, though I’ve seen the classic Disney film many times as a child, I’ve never read either of the books. However, I did have a biography of Lewis Carroll and a collection of his letters, which I bought in my first year of university during a book sale, but I never read them either. Both of these found their way on my Way Beyond Retro-list to finally read at some point.

After my first theme week earlier this year, the Dracula one, I thought it might be fun to do another one. And as I had these Lewis Carroll books lying around and I could borrow the Alice books from work, it was easy to decide that the theme should be Lewis Carroll. And once Amanda from Floor to Ceiling Books asked for guest posts for her holiday in September, the timing couldn’t have seemed better.

So the idea for my Lewis Carrol theme week was born. What can you expect this week? On:

  • Monday: A review of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
  • Tuesday: A review of Michael Bakewell’s biography of Lewis Carroll.
  • Wednesday: A review of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass and over on Floor to Ceiling Books a review of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland film.
  • Thursday: A review of Thomas Hinde’s Lewis Carroll: The Looking-Glass Letters.
  • Friday: A review of (re)Visions: Alice edited by Kate Sullivan, an anthology of Alice inspired novella’s, and a wrap up post for the entire week.

And there you have it, the schedule for this week. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed putting the posts together!


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