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Notable Newly Revealed Lewis Carroll Letter to Be Auctioned

Happily, Lewis Carroll (aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in real life!) was a prolific letter writer.  Even now, so many years after his death, some of his private correspondence can still surface–even if only long enough to pass from one private collection to another at public auction.  But at least we obtain a new glimpse at… [read full post]

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We’re All Mad Here

This just in courtesy of our mad mimsy minions: “A recent book, Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty, and the Mad-Doctors in England by Sarah Wise (Counterpoint, 2013) discusses twelve cases of contested insanity in Victorian England and the associated alienists, Lunacy Acts, and criminally louche asylums. In reviewing the book on August 23rd, a reviewer for… [read full post]

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