By (author) Morton N. Cohen
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Lewis Carroll by Morton N. Cohen
Book DescriptionWho was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the pioneer photographer, Oxford don, and mathematician who, writing as Lewis Carroll, gave the world the Jabberwock, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Red Queen, the Hatter, the March Hare, and an unforgettable tea party? In this elegant, affectionate biography, Morton N. Cohen brings his singular expertise - gained from some thirty years' scholarship on Carroll as well as from special access to the Dodgson family documents - to the riddle of the quiet, stammering man who liberated children's books from the moralists and whose imagination brought forth some of the funniest nonsense, wildest characters, and most extraordinary cultural icons of modern times. What emerges is both an extraordinary work of scholarship and a portrait that is filled with admiration for Carroll's accomplishment, delight in his playfulness and charm, and sympathy for the self-reproach and emotional turbulence that underlay his apparently placid existence. A major literary biography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679745624
(203mm x 133mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Morton N. Cohen
Lewis Carroll, Hardback (April 2015)
The definitive biography of Lewis Carroll reissued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Lewis Carroll and the House of Macmillan, Paperback (December 2007)
This volume contains almost all the letters that Charles Dodgson wrote to his publisher during the last thirty-five years of the Victorian era.
Selected Letters of Lewis Carroll, Paperback (November 1989)» View all books by Morton N. Cohen
Carroll's Wonderland enchanted generations of children and adults alike. Wit, wisdom and a sense of the absurd fill his books and shine just as brightly from the letters he wrote. Publishing to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Alice stories, this is a wonderful addition to the Macmillan Alice collection and a must-have for Alice enthusiasts.
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