Lewis Carroll: A Biography by Morton N. CohenI really enjoyed the start of this book, it began in chronological order, was interesting, well written and revealed insight into the beginnings of the man who wrote Alice in Wonderland. However, I felt it got drawn into the justification of Dodgsons behaviour towards children and only spiralled down from there. There was just so much in this, it was INCREDIBLY detailed, and i feel it just lost itself and became a jumbled mess of peoples names, letters and analysing all of his work. I took a break from reading this as I felt it became incredibly heavy, and just the longer I put it down, the less I wanted to pick it back up again- Ultimately my drive to leave no book unfinished made me set out to finish what I started. I feel if you have a big interest in this man, then this certainly is an interesting read, but to me who couldnt care either way, it was just a mess of facts and ultimately I kind of found his entire life boring. I felt like the author was trying to make you think kindly of him, and perhaps view him as stuck as a child himself, however I just do not feel at least bit interested in Dodgson and his life.
Who Was The Real Alice Behind Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland
10 Random Facts About Lewis Carroll
There is a famous anecdote about Carroll and Queen Victoria. Carroll, despite the radical nature of his nonsense fiction, was a conservative mathematician who resented and dismissed many of the new ideas emerging in mathematics during the nineteenth century. It is true that he photographed many young girls, and some of these are nude photographs. Leach and others have argued that accusations of paedophilia against Carroll are unfair and inaccurate. Modern sensibilities are likely to find the matter a rather thorny one, however.
He was noted for his facility at word play , logic, and fantasy. The poems Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark are classified in the genre of literary nonsense. He was also a mathematician , photographer , and Anglican deacon. Carroll came from a family of high-church Anglicans , and developed a long relationship with Christ Church, Oxford , where he lived for most of his life as a scholar and teacher. Alice Liddell , daughter of the Dean of Christ Church, Henry Liddell , is widely identified as the original for Alice in Wonderland , though Carroll always denied this. Dodgson's family was predominantly northern English with Irish connections , conservative and high-church Anglican. Most of Dodgson's male ancestors were army officers or Church of England clergy.
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He was also a noted mathematician and photographer. Born on Jan. For his nine sisters and two brothers he frequently made up games and wrote stories and poems, some of which foreshadow the delights of Alice. Although his school years at Rugby were unhappy, he was recognized as a good scholar, and in he was admitted to Christ Church, Oxford. He graduated in , and in he became mathematical lecturer at the college.
In addition to being an author, Dodgson also possessed qualities of a logician, mathematician, Anglican deacon and photographer. Dodgson was the master of creating fantasy and highly acclaimed for his sharp skills at word play and logic. Dodgson was born on January 27, at Daresbury, Cheshire. He was the third child of his parents and was followed by eight more. He attended the Richmond Grammar School while contributing prose, poetry and drawings to a series of family magazines.