Lewis Carroll – No Celebrity Seeker

Charles DodgsonA handwritten letter written in 1891 by Alice in Wonderland author Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) will be auctioned in England March 19 – and is expected to be sold for 4,000 pounds or more. In it he writes that he hated being famous and sometimes wished he “had never written any books at all.” In the letter written to his friend Mrs. Symonds he notes that there are plenty of people “who like being looked at as a notoriety. ..But we are not all made on the same pattern: & our likes & dislikes are very different.” You can read the entire article here. And check the EPL catalog for works by and about Lewis Carroll.


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