Lewis Carroll: A Biography

Morton N. Cohen
Published by Macmillan

Seeking to unite the dual personas of the mathematician and the acclaimed writer, Morton N. Cohen’s biography of the author of Alice in Wonderland paints a unique portrait of an often misunderstood man. Published by Macmillan.

‘A highly readable and sympathetic biography that sheds new light on the Alice books and their eccentric creator’

  1. New York Times

This monumental biography was prompted by Morton N. Cohen’s belief that the Carroll revealed by the letters, diaries and works was not the same as the Carroll created by his biographers. In his quest to set the record straight, Cohen traces the dual careers of Charles Dodgson, Fellow of Christ Church, Oxford, who made important contributions to mathematics and logic and to the life of the University, as well as being one of the pioneers of photography in Victorian England, and of Lewis Carroll, creator of Alice in Wonderland and The Hunting of the Snark, acknowledged masterpieces we still read today and precursors of surrealist writing. No biographer has addressed so judiciously the inner divisions which proved such a creative spur to Carroll’s imagination and his genius. The text is enhanced by over 100 of Carroll’s photographs and drawings.

Paperback, published by Macmillan

508 pages

Note this edition is not illustrated

196 mm x 132 mm

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