Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, is recognized by all as the silly fairy-tale author of stories such as Alice in Wonderland and itís sequel Through the Looking Glass. However, little is known about what drove him to write such obviously fantastic stories. Themes such as nonsense and fantasy, education, drug abuse, racism and prejudice, money, malnutrition and public health are touched upon throughout his works. While only speculation can be offered,
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amazing writer. The diversity with which Carroll was faced throughout his life afforded him the opportunity to base his writing on many of his own experiences. Furthermore, he was capable of relating otherwise difficult themes in a consistently playful manner, composing numerous stories that will live forever, touching the lives of all that read them. As Carroll put himself into all of his works, so to does the reader become integrated in his fantastic tales.