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Lewis Carroll : the man and his circle

Author: Edward Wakeling
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, New York : Palgrave Macmillan 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Biography   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats

This new biography of Carroll by leading international authority, Edward Wakeling, presents a fresh appraisal of the man based upon his social circle.


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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll
Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Wakeling
ISBN: 9780857738516 0857738518
OCLC Number: 900011701
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 400 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: Bestselling author, pioneering photographer, mathematical don and writer of nonsense verse, Lewis Carroll remains a source of continuing fascination. Though many have sought to understand this complex man he remains for many an enigma. Now leading international authority, Edward Wakeling, offers his unique appraisal of the man born Charles Dodgson but whom the world knows best as Lewis Carroll, author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. This new biography of Carroll presents a fresh appraisal based upon his social circle. Contrary to the claims of many previous authors, Carroll's circle was not child centred: his correspondence was enormous, numbering almost 100,000 items at the time of his death, and included royalty and many of the leading artists, illustrators, publishers, academics, musicians and composers of the Victorian era. Edward Wakeling draws upon his personal database of nearly 6,000 letters, mostly never before published, to fill the gaps left by earlier biographies and resolve some of the key myths that surround Lewis Carroll, such as his friendships with children and his drug-taking. Meticulously researched and based upon a lifetime's study of the man and his work, this important new work will be essential reading for scholars and admirers of one of the key authors of the Victorian age.
Responsibility: Edward Wakeling.


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