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"The Story of Lewis Carroll Told for Young People by the Real Alice in Wonderland" is a delightful and engaging book that takes readers on a journey into the captivating life of Lewis Carroll through the eyes of the real Alice in Wonderland, Isa Bowman.

Bowman unveils a gripping account of her experiences and interactions with Lewis Carroll, shedding light on the man behind the beloved character of Alice. The narrative unfolds smoothly, bridging the gap between the author's memories and her enchanting storytelling abilities, effectively immersing readers in a world of whimsy and imagination.

The book skillfully delves into Carroll's intricate relationship with young Alice and how his imaginative mind gave birth to the whimsical universe we love today. Bowman candidly shares the significant impact Carroll had on her life, bringing a genuine personal touch to the story. Her recollections provide a unique perspective, shedding light on both the magic and the complexity intrinsic to Carroll's character.

Throughout the book, readers are treated to fascinating details about Carroll's creative process, which adds depth and intrigue to the narrative. Bowman explores the inspiration behind characters, settings, and memorable moments from the beloved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, offering a deeper understanding of Carroll's genius.

Moreover, the book takes advantage of stunning illustrations, enhancing the overall experience for young readers. The beautiful visuals effectively capture the essence of Carroll's world, perfectly complementing Bowman's vivid narrative.

What sets this book apart is that it caters to both young readers and adults alike. While keeping the language accessible and engaging for younger audiences, the book addresses complex themes such as creativity, friendship, and the blurred boundaries between reality and imagination, making it an enjoyable read for people of all ages.

"The Story of Lewis Carroll Told for Young People by the Real Alice in Wonderland" is a testament to the timelessness of Lewis Carroll's legacy. Isa Bowman's passionate storytelling creates a heartfelt tribute to the man behind the beloved Alice, ensuring his enchanting tales continue to captivate audiences for generations to come.

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[Illustration: Miss Isa Bowman as Alice in "Alice in Wonderland" ]

THE STORY OF LEWIS CARROLL

TOLD FOR YOUNG PEOPLE BY THE REAL ALICE IN WONDERLAND

MISS ISA BOWMAN

WITH A DIARY AND NUMEROUS FACSIMILE LETTERS WRITTEN TO MISS ISA BOWMAN AND OTHERS. ALSO MANY SKETCHES AND PHOTOS BY LEWIS CARROLL AND OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS.

NEW YORK E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY 31 WEST TWENTY THIRD STREET 1900

COPYRIGHT, 1899 BY E. P. DUTTON & CO.

The Knickerbocker Press, New York

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MISS ISA BOWMAN (IN PHOTOGRAVURE) Frontispiece

LEWIS CARROLL'S ROOM IN OXFORD 9

C. L. DODGSON 13

A CHINAMAN 17

BEGGAR CHILDREN 35

ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON 59

LEWIS CARROLL'S HOUSE AT EASTBOURNE 65

MISS ISA BOWMAN AND MISS BESSIE HATTON AS THE LITTLE PRINCES IN THE TOWER 73

ISA BOWMAN AS DUKE OF YORK 77

MISS ISA BOWMAN AS "ALICE IN WONDERLAND" (IN PHOTOGRAVURE) 80

THE LITTLE PRINCES 83

"DOLLY VARDEN" 95

"A TURK" 103

FACSIMILE OF A CHARADE 108 109 110

LEWIS CARROLL

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