The Complete Stories and Poems of Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll was the pen name, and, it could be claimed, the alter ego of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), a mathematician, writer and photographer.
The skill of word play, inverted logic and satire displayed in this collection of his “Complete Stories and Poems” shows a sense of frivolousness and fun in marked contrast to the lifestyle of the shy, didactic, precise and pedantic Dodgson.
His creations, especially “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There”, are as loved now as the have ever been and have been translated into many languages for publication all over the world. His turns of phrase and neologisms have entered our language and comical characters and situations he created have become part of our culture.
Among the stories, poems, nonsense rhymes, acrostics and tests of reasoning and logic included here are “The Hunting of the Snark”, “Sylvie and Bruno”, “A Tangled Tale”, “Phantasmagoria and other Poems”, and “College Rhymes”