Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dead but Cool - Lewis Carroll

Since this is a new blog, I'm introducing sections as I come up with them (apart from the theme days, which are set; you'll figure them out soon enough).

Anyway, welcome to the first edition of "Dead but Cool," which is all about, you guessed it, cool dead people! Well, cool dead person. I'm only doing one at a time. Unless it's some cool dead set of triplets or maybe murderous siblings. Whatever! Here's to Lewis Carroll! Mathematician, clergyman, author of the ultimate bizarro books, and child pornographer extraordinaire!

Lewis Carroll, or Charles Lutwidge Dodgson as he was named at birth, lived from 1832 to 1895 when he died in Surrey at the ripe old age of 64. In his lifetime he wore many hats (get it?), but of course is best known for the stories he told the three Liddell sisters and eventually published as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.

He's a bit of a hero of mine, minus the pervy photos of little girls in costumes, for his brave imagination and for making it okay to write books without plots. You go, Lewis Carroll!

Lewis Carroll Society of North America
Project Gutenberg

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