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The mystery of Lewis Carroll : discovering the whimsical, thoughtful and sometimes lonely man who created Alice in Wonderland / Jenny Woolf ; [foreword by Edward Wakeling].

Author/creator Woolf, Jenny
Format Book and Print
Edition1st U.S. ed.
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2010.
Descriptionx, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents "My father and mother were honest though poor--" : family -- "You can do arithmetic, I trust?" : Oxford life -- "Nose in the middle, mouth under" : the human body -- "This strange wild man from other lands" : love and sex -- "Children are three-fourths of my life" : children -- "Child of the pure unclouded brow" : Alice -- "That awful mystery" : religion and the supernatural -- "And would you be a poet?" : literature and storytelling -- "--the camera of rosewood" : photography -- "He offered large discount, he offered a cheque" : money -- Appendix. Report of Dr Yvonne Hart on Carroll's neurological symptoms.
Abstract A portrait of the author of "Alice in Wonderland" analyzes contradictory aspects of his character, tapping recently discovered sources to set Carroll's life in the context of Victorian England, and assesses his financial difficulties and his relationship with the real Alice.
Local noteLittle-354521--305131033876/
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. [300]-317) and index.
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