By Jenny Woolf
In The secret of Lewis Carroll, Jenny Woolf brings to existence the intense, secretive, and self-contradictory writer of Alice in Wonderland, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a.k.a. Lewis Carroll. Reveling in double meanings and puzzles, in his fiction and his lifestyles, Carroll always―at least in part―seemed hidden, unknowable. Woolf makes use of rarely-seen and lately stumbled on assets like Carroll's deepest checking account files, letters from the relations of the "real" Alice Liddell and unpublished correspondence with Carroll's personal kin. In shining new mild upon Carroll, Woolf units this perennially interesting guy firmly within the context of the English Victorian age and tackles the various questions that experience endured during the years.
- was once it Alice or her older sister that brought on a coolness among Carroll and the Liddell family?
- How actual is the gossip either approximately approximately pedophilia and sure grownup ladies that turned hooked up to him?
- What may be the "romantic mystery" which many imagine ruined Carroll's own life?
- Who brought on Carroll significant monetary difficulty, and why have this person's identification and activities remained unknown until now?
Woolf discards the myths and we could us see Carroll as he really used to be: a super made of the Victorian Age, and a genius whose well-known tales proceed to fascinate readers nearly one hundred fifty years after their preliminary publication.