Children's books after carroll grew less serious, more entertaining, and sounded less like sermons and more like the voices of friends than earlier prototypes it follows that the influence of the alice books upon children as they mature has been considerable, and it is difficult to think of a great writer in recent times who has not declared. Charles lutwidge dodgson, more commonly known by his pen name, lewis carroll, was also a logician, mathematician, an ordained minister and a photographer yes, a photographer. Psychoanalyzing lewis carroll through the looking-glass of the alice books paul schilder conducted one of the first psychological examinations of carroll's works in his psychoanalytic remarks on alice in wonderland and lewis carroll, which appeared in a 1938 issue of the journal of nervous and mental disease.
Lewis carroll and religion lewis carroll (charles dodgson) was a deeply spiritual man, and this informed all aspects of his life his father was a highly-respected conservative anglican church figure of his time, and he raised his son to hold the same traditional values. But he wasn't writing about uncle charles he was writing about lewis carroll, and he was telling the story everyone wanted to hear the first edition of his book sold out within a month by the end of 1899 a fourth was in print. Millions of books at your fingertips on google play books read the latest novels, comics, textbooks, romance and more on your phone, tablet, or computer.
Following his acclaimed life of dickens, robert douglas-fairhurst illuminates the tangled history of two lives and two books drawing on numerous unpublished sources, he examines in detail the peculiar friendship between the oxford mathematician charles dodgson (lewis carroll) and alice liddell, the. Lewis carroll owned a copy of the literature and curiosities of dreams, whose year of publication coincided with alice's adventures in wonderland in it, author frank seafield presents a history of dreams that attempts to explain their causes, effects and meanings. Many aspects of lewis carroll's life influenced his writing some of these aspects include his mathematical background and logical disposition, interest in and photography of little girls, abnormal eating habits, dual personality, sleeping difficulties, victorian lifestyle, and neglected childhood. In the same year, 1856, a new dean, henry liddell, arrived at christ church, bringing with him his young family, all of whom would figure largely in dodgson's life and, over the following years, greatly influence his writing career. Carroll, who is close to his aunt, is a complex man who has difficulty making adult friendships he stammers, is a fastidious opponent of smoking and prone to melancholy.
And it was in his writing, especially in his expression of the dream-vision, that he came closest to sharing—and influencing—the dream- vision of his friend lewis carroll. Lewis carroll enjoyed being with children, and they were his inspiration for most of his writings he knew a girl named alice liddell, who was the daughter of the christ church dean he went rowing on the river isis with her. Like many victorian bachelors, he became a sort of uncle to his friends' children, making up stories and games and taking them on short trips the role ensured him a warm welcome in many homes. The impact: lewis carroll's alice in wonderland is a classic kid's story about a little girl that finds herself transported into a magical alternate universe that reflects and lampoons our own including humorous explorations into the subjects of mathematics, statistics, logic and linguistics. Lewis carroll's real name was charles lutwidge dodgson as he was a deacon at christ church college, oxford university, he is given the title reverend, so his name is oftengiven as rev.
Carroll explicitly rejected the idea of incorporating any sort of moral or lesson into his books, emphatically proclaiming in an 1867 letter to a child friend that the book he had sent her contained a moral, and so, he need hardly say it is not by lewis carroll 73 similarly, in an 1872 correspondence with his uncle, carroll. Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover john tenniel's illustration of alice and humpty dumpty perfectly conveys how jan susina's the place of lewis carroll in children's literature situates the alice books within the context of children's literature, while the drawing of alice and the cheshire cat (by graphic novelist and artist barnaby ward) on the cover of alice beyond wonderland. Lewis carroll, however, was a delightful, lovable companion to the children for whom he created his nonsense stories and poems biographers and historians have long been confused that one man could have two completely different sides.
Alice liddell (right) with sisters c 1859 (photo by lewis carroll) at the time of her birth, liddell's father was the headmaster of westminster school but was soon after appointed to the deanery of christ church, oxford. His books are among the most quoted works in the english language, and his influence (as well as that of his illustrator, sir john tenniel) can be seen everywhere, from the world of advertising to that of atomic physics. Though his writing brought him fame, carroll's main artistic preoccupation was photography, for which he set up a studio in his oxford rooms frequently, his subjects were young girls. Charles lutwidge dodgson, who used the pseudonym lewis carroll for his writings, made up the tale alice in wonderland for his most-loved child-friend and muse alice liddell and her sisters during a boat trip on the river thames lewis carroll is known, next to edward lear, as one of the most famous nonsense poets and writers.
Several of his child friends served as inspiration for the sylvie and bruno books like the alice stories, sylvie and bruno (1889) and sylvie and bruno concluded (1898) relied heavily on children's silly sayings and absurd fantasies. His true name was charles lutwidge dodgson, but he used his pen name lewis carroll he was an english writer, mathematician, logician, anglican deacon and photographer he was an english writer, mathematician, logician, anglican deacon and photographer. Lewis carroll and his child-friends: revelations about alice and her wonderland new studies by edward wakeling and robert douglas-fairhurst uncover the story of one of literature's most debated men. Helmut gernsheim, a historian of photography, says that carroll, who often dressed his child friends in costumes from theatrical productions, was ''the most outstanding photographer of children in.
British author colin duriez, who wrote the article tollers and jack in issue #78 of christian history, explains why this is so in his forthcoming book tolkien and c s lewis: the gift of. He used the name lewis carroll when he was writing his children's books and composing his poems he was born in 1832 and died in 1898 lewis carroll was a teacher of maths at oxford university. With this dedicatory acrostic poem to his child friend isa bowman (whose name can be seen reading down the first letter of each line and again taking the first three letters of each verse) lewis carroll opens his most ambitious yet critically forgettable two volume novel sylvie and bruno.