The bbc is to broadcast a controversial new documentary exploring whether lewis carroll was a 'repressed paedophile', on the 150th anniversary of his beloved children’s book alice’s adventures. Carroll was an avid photographer, and according to the smithsonian, he took over 1,500 photographs of children — including 30 nude or semi-nude studies, such as a full-frontal nude of alice's sister lorina, as reported in the bbc documentary the secret world of lewis carroll.
Lewis carroll’s shifting reputation why has popular opinion of the author of alice’s adventures in wonderland undergone such a dramatic reversal biographers disagree over what kind of man charles dodgson really was.
A new bbc documentary is to explore whether author lewis carroll was a repressed paedophile after a photograph of a naked girl comes to light though the truth about the picture cannot be.
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Katie roiphe's novel about lewis carroll and alice liddell, still she haunts me, is published by review, rrp £10 to buy a copy for £8 plus uk p&p, call the guardian books service on 0870 066 7979. More than a century after his death, lewis carroll has answered speculation about whether he was a paedophile a letter has emerged in which the alice in wonderland author discusses his fondness for children and apparently suggests that he prefers girls to boys. The bbc is to broadcast a controversial new documentary exploring whether lewis carroll was a 'repressed paedophile', on the 150th anniversary of his beloved children’s book alice’s adventures in wonderland. The discovery of a shocking image in lewis carroll's photograph collection has cast a huge doubt on whether his intense interest in children was innocent a bbc documentary sheds a new light on the creator of alice in wonderland.
Dodgson created the lewis carroll pseudonym while he was at oxford, so he could write children books unconnected to his academic career lewis carroll in 1870 image via getty carroll was known for forming close friendships with children and not really having any relationships with adults. Carroll was the pen name of the rev charles lutwidge dodgson he wrote alice in wonderland and through the looking glass after telling stories to a girl named alice liddell while on picnics and boating trips with her and her family on the river in oxford, where he was a mathematics don.
Charles lutwidge dodgson (/ ˈ l ʌ t w ɪ dʒ ˈ d ɒ d s ən /) 27 january 1832 – 14 january 1898), better known by his pen name lewis carroll, was an english writer of world-famous children’s fiction, notably alice's adventures in wonderland and its sequel through the looking-glass. Jenny woolf, a london-based journalist, is author of the recently published the mystery of lewis carroll alice liddell, who urged dodgson to write down the story that became alice , posed for him in 1858, at the age of 6, as a beggar. It is true that the reverend charles lutwidge dodgson, otherwise known as lewis carroll, author of the inimitable classics alice in wonderland and alice through the looking glass, liked little girls or, as he once wrote: i am fond of children (except boys) he took exquisite, melancholy photographs of little girls.