During the Victorian Age, most part of the children had to labour,
St of the time under brutal conditions and long schedules, in
order to help financially their families.
The interest for their view of the world and for their lost of
innocence were the theme of many books produced at that time,
creating a new genre of literature: the fantasy stories – also
refered as nonsense literature for many authors and critics.
by Mark Twain
by Charles Dickens
Lewis Carroll: ( 1832-1898 )
His real name is Charles Lutwidge
Dodgson, but he is mostly none for
He was born in Chesire, a small
Village in England.
Lewis went to Oxford, as his father did previously.
He was very good in mathematics and logic.
He then got a master’s degree and started teaching at Oxford.
Besides his mathematic skills, Lewis became famous for his
both Alice’s stories: “Alice in Wonderland” and the sequel
“Through the Looking-Glass”.
Lewis is suffers many critics for his
controvesive relationship with
children; one phrase he said was:
“I like children – except boys”.
He liked to draw and sometimes
photograph children naked, always
with the permission of their parents.
Alice’s photograph by Lewis.
Alice Pleasance Liddell:
She was the daughter of the dean,
When they moved to Oxford, she
met Lewis Carroll.
They had a very close relationship.
During a trip boat, she asked him to
tell her a story, wich was the basis
of the book he would later write.
Tough Lewis denied, Alce Liddell is believed to have been the
inspiration for Alice.
The book is the sequel of the
prior Alice’s book:
“The Adventures on Wonderland”
It tells about a dream Alide had:
she wondered what was beneath
the mirror and she accidentaly
falls inside it, finding a world totally
different than the real.
The story is full of puzzles and
“nonsense logic challenges”.
Nonsense literature book,
“Jabberwocky”, wich can only
be read with the aid of a mirror.
The garden of the speaking flowers
who mistake her as another flower.
The Chess Board in the Garden
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
The Walrus and the Carpenter
The Lion and the Unicorn
The Red King Sleeping
Alce becomes “Queen Alice”
and wins the game.
Alice wakes up from
She blames the black
Kitty, not the
Who Dreamed It?
A boat beneath a sunny sky,
Lingering onward dreamily Children yet, the tale to hear,
In an evening of July-- Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.
Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear, In a Wonderland they lie,
Pleased a simple tale to hear-- Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:
Long has paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die. Ever drifting down the stream--
Autumn frosts have slain July. Lingering in the golden gleam--
Life, what is it but a dream?
Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.