Sometimes we forget that a real person wrote what has become a classic. Take a quick peek at the man behind Wonderland. A post from YA author, Ellis Nelson.
Rev. Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)
Several years ago, I became interested in Lewis Carroll (Rev. Charles Dodgson). I had read about him possibly having migraines, and experiencing migraines myself, I went on a search to uncover the truth. Quickly I was caught up in the man (who quite likely did have migraines) but also shared my background in mathematics, my interest in religion, and in all things psychic. Who would have thought this rather stuffy (by all accounts), conservative Victorian deacon would have been a founding member of the Society for Psychical Research?
Of course, most of us are familiar with Lewis Carroll for his nonsense poems and the Alice books. I have to confess that I never read the books as a child and only as an adult have I been drawn to them.
In 1862, the Rev. Dodgson, who was a mathematics don at Oxford, took three little…
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