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The Mystery of Lewis Carroll: Discovering the Whimsical, Thoughtful, and Sometimes Lonely Man Who Created "Alice in Wonderland"

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  • Posted March 19, 2010

    Enlightening and easy to read

    Lewis Carroll was a strange guy, indeed a mystery. I hoped this book would cast some more light. It did not answer all my questions but I felt I knew Lewis carroll better at the end of it. It was an easy read despite all the research that has obviously gone into it. A welcome addition to my bookshelves.

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  • Posted September 29, 2010

    Consistently interesting

    This book interested me consistently. I think the book matched the title. It seemed almost like reading a mystery novel as more and more of Lewis Caroll's personality got uncovered. I wish it had told what really happened in his love life but of course the author had to stick to the facts. Maybe it is just as well to stick to the facts. Lewis has suffered for too long with people pinning their own feelings on him. I recommend this book as the best account of him that I have read so far as it brings him to life

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  • Posted June 8, 2010

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    I'd Like to Know The Mystery In How Bad This Book Was

    I should feel bad for all the times I've complained about biographies before this one, bcause this one takes the cake as the possibly the world's most incoherent biography. I can't thnk of anyone who could benefit from reading this book. Its bad for research, bad for fun reading...About the only thing I thouroughly enjoyed were the pictures inside and even then, I'm angry that I paid so much for just a handful of photos.

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  • Posted April 26, 2010

    The Mystery of Lewis Carroll by Jenny Woolf

    I simply adore Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and both Disney films that come from it. However, I never knew much about Charles Dodgson, save that some people insisted that the man was a pedophile (a theory with which I vehemently disagreed).
    I stumbled upon this book in Barnes and Noble over Spring Break, and I just had to buy it. I must confess, I do not make a habit of reading biographies, nor have I ever really delved into the life of "Lewis Carroll." Even so, it was clear--even to an uneducated biography reader like myself--that the author knew what she was talking about. She had thoroughly researched her topic, using every available source to find out all that she could about the man. She refuted many myths, and made a few speculations of her own. I could tell that she greatly admired Dodgson, and that she made a real effort to be truthful and honest in her investigations. I greatly enjoyed this biography, and I learned so much about both Dodgson and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I recommend it to anyone who loves the Alice books, or simply enjoys reading biographies.

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