Part of the charter of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA) is to publish materials relevant to Lewis Carroll studies. The Society maintains an active publication program including new Carroll studies, primary material, and a Society magazine.
Volume 6 of The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll: A Miscellany of Works on Alice, Theater, Religion, Science, and More, 2020.
The sixth and final volume in the Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll series published by the Society is an essential volume for any Carroll scholar or enthusiast. It contains 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. 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.
This 616-page volume with 24 black-and-white illustrations will be available for $95.00 from the University of Virginia Press.
One of the primary purposes of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America is to publish books relevant to his works and life. From first revealing to the world “The Wasp in a Wig,” the long-thought-lost chapter of Through the Looking-Glass, in 1977, through the six-volume printing of all his pamphlets, to a book of his unpublished poetry in 2018, our publications program is ambitious and well respected.
The Knight Letter is the name of the Society’s magazine. It contains scholarly essays, entertainments, illustrations, and plenty of news items. Generally running about 50 pages per issue, it appears twice per year and is present at major libraries and is on various databases. Some far-flung folks who cannot join us at meetings retain active memberships purely based on their enjoyment of the Knight Letter.