The final volume in the Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll series collects more than one hundred of his works on the Alice books, the theater, religion and morality, science and mathematics, photography, letters and postage, humor, stories, poetry, undergraduate papers, circular letters, and miscellaneous others. Each pamphlet is accompanied by editorial commentary placing it in its historical context and frequently quoting from contemporary responses to these works.
This volume shows the remarkable variety of topics about which Carroll expressed himself in print. It includes many pieces never before reprinted and more than a dozen newly discovered. Many of these items have previously been available only in a few rare book libraries. Originals have been carefully examined and transcribed to provide definitive texts. The commentary provides a close look at how Lewis Carroll used his pen to interact with the world around him. The editorial notes reveal the provocations of his writing—what reactions his writing drew and how he engaged with others in print.