Alice in process…

Instead of the question “Who is Alice?” there are now paths leading to what Alice might come to be…

9 Aug 2010

Isa Bowman


Isa Bowman (1874 - 1958) was an actress, a close friend of Lewis Carroll and author of a memoir about his life, The Story of Lewis Carroll, Told for Young People by the Real Alice in Wonderland.
She met Carroll in 1886 when she played a small part in the stage version of Alice in Wonderland: she played the part of Alice in the 1888 revival. She visited and stayed with him between the ages of fifteen and nineteen. Carroll dedicated his last novel Sylvie and Bruno to her in 1889: her name appears in a double acrostic poem in the introduction.

Is all our Life, then, but a dream
Seen faintly in the golden gleam
Athwart Time's dark resistless stream?

Bowed to the earth with bitter woe,
Or laughing at some raree-show,
We flutter idly to and fro.

Man's little Day in haste we spend,
And, from its merry noontide, send
No glance to meet the silent end.

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