Malice in Wonderland?

A photo show and a new book renew questions about Lewis Carroll

Correction Appended: 03/04/2010

One thing we know about the man who wrote Alice in Wonderland--he loved little girls. The uneasy question has always been, How much? Lewis Carroll, whose real name was Charles Dodgson, was a passionate photographer as well as a writer and mathematician. At his death in 1898, he left behind hundreds of pictures, many of the "little misses" he doted on all his life. There has never been evidence that Carroll took advantage of them sexually. But over time those pictures, along with his rapturous diary entries about his prepubescent "girl-friends," have made Carroll something like the...

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