Lewis Carroll is one of the world's best-loved writers. His immortal Wonderland and delightful nonsense verses have enchanted generations of children and adults alike. The wit and imagination, the wisdom, sense of absurdity and sheer fun which fill his books shine just as clearly from the many letters he wrote. '...each is a miniature Wonderland... They reveal a truly delightful man...the combination of intense goodness and unselfishness with a magic, nonsense wit is unique'. The Scotsman '...a magnificent collection of delightful and entertaining letters reflecting all that was embraced in that remarkable character...all his charm, inventive fun, wisdom, generosity, kindliness and inventive mind'. Walter Tyson, Oxford Times.
MORTON N. COHEN is Professor Emeritus of English at the City University of New York. He has spent twenty years researching the letters of Lewis Carroll and was the editor of a two-volume edition of the letters published by Oxford University Press in 1979. He is also the author of Rider Haggard: His Life and Works and Rudyard Kipling to Rider Hagbgard: The Record of a Friendship.
Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition List of Illustrations Biographical Chronology The Dodgson Family Tree The Dodgson Family and Lewis Carroll's Youth Alice and Photography Home at Guildford and Holidays at the Seaside Curator of Senior Common Room, Christ Church Last Years Death Appendix: Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing Index of Recipients