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A Reading from 'Alice'


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by Mr. James Agate
The day before yesterday was the centenary of the birth of Charles Dodgson, the shy and retiring Oxford mathematical don who wrote, under the name of Lewis Carroll, the 'Alice' books, 'The Hunting of the Snark' and 'Sylvie and Bruno,' while under his own name he wrote important and highly technical mathematical works. Everybody knows the story of how 'Alice in Wonderland' was first told to the original Alice of the story, Alice Liddell, the daughter of Dean Liddell, and later Mrs. Reginald Hargreaves, who sold the manuscript recently for £15,400. Besides the 'Lewis Carroll' books and his mathematical works, Dodgson published from time to time pamphlets on various subjects: descriptions of games of intellectual activity which he had invented, hints to mathematical examiners, and advice concerning letter-writing. Although the identity behind his pseudonym was an open secret, he used to disclaim any connection with 'books' not published under his real name. He died in 1898.


Author: Lewis Carroll
Reader: James Agate

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