Lewis Carroll's Alice Stories

It is often said that after Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll is the most frequently quoted author in the English language. His omnipresence is undeniable, as today journalists, celebrities, teachers and filmmakers have found an extraordinary number of quotable contexts in Carroll's Alice books. I wil...

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Main Author: Jusztinné Csőke Irén
Other Authors: Szabó Klára
Format: Thesis
Published: 2002
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Online Access:http://diploma.bibl.u-szeged.hu/76336
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Summary:It is often said that after Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll is the most frequently quoted author in the English language. His omnipresence is undeniable, as today journalists, celebrities, teachers and filmmakers have found an extraordinary number of quotable contexts in Carroll's Alice books. I will examine what elements could underlie their spirituality. Why do the adults tend to read and quote them more excersively than their children ? In order to unfold the multiplicity of these books I will examine the dream-layer, the identity-problem circle and some hints of modernity of Alice books with the aid of some autobiographical and historical details to prove that Carroll's dual identity contributes highly to the birth of Alice books. I will use quotes from Anne Clark, Derek Hudson, John Pudney, Leonard Jackson and from essays edited by Edward Guiliano to support my arguments in this thesis.