Gt. Ormond Street Hospital London
C. M. Rubin in Australia with her family
THE REAL ALICE IN WONDERLAND
A Role Model for the Ages
Yes, there is a real Alice in Wonderland, and without her, the greatest children's book of all time might never have been written. In a new biographical book, Liddell's descendants, authors C. M. Rubin and her daughter, Gabriella Rubin, reveal why the original Alice was instrumental to the novel written by Lewis Carroll in 1865. This creative, curious and magnetic girl grew up to become a widely loved and respected cultral icon both in England and around the world.
In rich detail, readers will discover the answers to these questions and more:
What really went on between Alice and Lewis Carroll?
How did becoming Alice in Wonderland alter Alice Liddell's life?
Are there other characters in the book based on real life people?
Why was Alice Liddell forced to sell the manuscript created for her by Lewis Carroll?
How was Alice's manuscript used to help children in need?
What is the Rubins' relationship to Alice Liddell?
The Real Alice in Wonderland is a magnificent coffee table book that contains more than 500 illustrations and photographs of Alice Liddell and her iconic namesake. In a first of its kind telling, the authors journeyed through England and the United States to capture the entire story of the young woman, her relationship with Lewis Carroll, her adult life spent as the object of obsessive love, as well as her many tragedies and triumphs. C.M. Rubin's and Gabriella Rubin's grand vision for their book involved reaching out to celebrated artists,museums, libraries and schools around the world. Artists spanning two centuries are featured in The Real Alice In Wonderland. Some are these artists shown here.
By C. M. Rubin and Gabriella Rubin
Art Direction and Design
by C. M. Rubin and Deborah Frano
The Real Alice In Wonderland is a product of Henmead Enterprises, Inc.