This new biography of Carroll by leading international authority, Edward Wakeling, presents a fresh appraisal based upon his social circle. Contrary to the claims of many previous authors, Carrollas 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. Essential reading for scholars and admirers of one of the key authors of the Victorian age.Dodgson used the technique of asking questions, but all the answers were carefully given in the text. Dodgsona#39;s preface to the book began: ... take Cricket, for instance, which requires twenty-two. How much easier it is, when you want to play a Game, to find one Player than twentytwo. At the same time, though one Player isanbsp;...
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