Lewis Carroll A Biography
Softly realistic, period-style watercolors effectively highlight the mood of each selection. vocabulary or context notes on just about every page, and the book opens with a brief but illuminating biography."-"School Library Journal
Very good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: Young adult.
Just when we thought we knew everything about Lewis Carroll, here comes a highly original biography that will appeal to Alice fans everywhere. Fascinated by the inner life of Charles Lutwidge Dodson, Robin Wilson, a Carroll scholar and a noted mathematics professor, has produced this revelatory book filled with more than one hundred striking and often playful illustrations that examines the many inspirations and sources for Carroll's fantastical writings, mathematical and otherwise.
Published in 1898, just months after the death of Charles Dodgson (1832 98), the Oxford don better known by his pseudonym of Lewis Carroll, this biography investigates the imaginative genius of the writer, mathematician and photographer. Carroll's nephew, Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, had access to his subject's private papers and thirteen volumes of his private diary.