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Critical Essay by Nina Auerbach

SOURCE: "Alice and Wonderland: A Curious Child," in Victorian Studies, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, September, 1973, pp. 31-47.

In the essay below, Auerbach considers the genesis and development of the character of Alice.

"What—is—this?" he said at last.

"This is a child!" Haigha replied eagerly, coming in front of Alice to introduce her . . . "We only found it today. It's as large as life, and twice as natural!"

"I always thought they were fabulous monsters!" said the Unicorn. "Is it alive?"

For many of us Lewis Carroll's two Alice books may have provided the first glimpse into Victorian England. With their curious blend of literal-mindedness and dream, formal etiquette and the logic of insanity, they...

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