Lewis Carroll: The Man and His Circle (Hardcover)
This new biography of Carroll by leading international authority, Edward Wakeling, presents a fresh appraisal of the man based upon his social circle. Contrary to the claims of many previous authors, Carroll's circle was not child centered: 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.
About the Author
Edward Wakeling, a mathematician, is a former chairman of the Lewis Carroll Society in the United Kingdom and has been an active member for some forty years. He is also a member of various Lewis Carroll societies around the world. Wakeling has published many books and articles about Lewis Carroll, including Lewis Carroll, Photographer and the first complete unabridged edition of Lewis Carroll's Diaries, which he edited in ten volumes.