2 Nov 2010

Carrol's toys

'Tim', The Dodgson's family doll, at Croft, 1858

"Many years later Carroll kept stores of toys and games and puzzles in his rooms and brought them out to play with his visitors, he demonstrated the magic of numbers in mathematics; he could conjure make various animals with a folded handkerchief, pass a halfpenny though a sixpenny hole, he invented word games and picture riddles and ways of doing sums which most children found droll and absorbing (though some were bored). "

Nonsense is Rebellion: The Childsplay of Lewis Carroll.
Marina Warner, Roger Taylor and Michael Bakewell, LEWIS CARROLL. British Council.
catalog of an exhibition.

Interview with Marina Warner about Alice HERE

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