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Charles Dodgson - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Charles Dodgson   (1832 - 1898)
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born:  January 27, 1832
Daresbury, Cheshire, England
 
Died:  January 14, 1898
Guilford, England
 
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Charles Dodgson - LIFE STORIES
 
 
7/4/1862     Charles Dodgson's Alice
On this day in 1862, while rowing on the Thames at Oxford, Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) began to tell the three Liddell sisters the story that would become Alice in Wonderland. Alice, the ten-year-old middle sister, was so taken with the improvised story that she badgered Dodgson to complete it; when he had it done two and a half years later he presented it to her, with his own illustrations and bound in leather, as a Christmas gift.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
by Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel (Illustrator)
fiction
 
In the Shadow of the Dreamchild: A New Understanding of Lewis Carroll
by Karoline Leach
biography
 
Lewis Carroll: A Biography
by Morton N. Cohen
biography
 
Lewis Carroll: Photographer
by Roger Taylor, Edward Wakeling, Peter C. Bunnell (Introduction)
photography
 
Phantasmagoria
by Lewis Carroll
poetry
 
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Academy of American Poets
Carroll biography, poetry, bibliography, and links. Selected poems include "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter."

"Many of Lewis Carroll's philosophies were based on games. His interest in logic came purely from the playful nature of its principle rather than its uses as a tool. He primarily wrote comic fantasies and humorous verse that was often very childlike."
British Library
The British Library allows you to have a virtual read of the original Alice, complete with the author's original illustrations.
Lewis Carroll Image Gallery
Collection of images from the Princeton University Library.
Online Books Page
Find electronic texts of multiple editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, Phantasmagoria and Other Poems, and Sylvie and Bruno.
The Victorian Web
Collection of essays which examine the political, social, and religious context in which Carlyle wrote. Also features several biographies, and literary criticism and analysis of major themes, characterization, and use of imagery and symbolism.

"For the Victorians, caught as they were on the cusp of a new age in which all old certainties were dying, 'Lewis Carroll' came to mean a readiness to believe -- in wonderland, fairytales, innocence, sainthood, the fast-fading vision of a golden age when it seemed possible for humanity to transcend the human condition. Carroll became a way of affirming that such things really had once been. Even before Dodgson's death, his assumed name had become the ultimate embodiment of this Victorian aspiration toward otherworldliness. 'Lewis Carroll' was the Pied Piper and Francis of Assisi. His supposed tenderness for all children was seen as part of a Christlike renunciation of adult pleasure and the adult world. It became an emanation of the strange Victorian obsession with childhood innocence, that identified immaturity with inviolability in a way impossible for us now."
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