Books: White-Stone Days

THE DIARIES OF LEWIS CARROLL (2 vols., 604 pp.)—Edited by Roger Lancelyn Green—Oxford ($7.50).

The Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was one of the busiest mathematical dons Oxford had ever known, but he was much too cranky to want to be well known. Letters addressed to him under his pen name,

"Lewis Carroll," went back to the post office with the indorsement "not known"; photographers were rebuffed ("Nothing would be more unpleasant . . . than to have my face known to strangers"); an editor of reference books was entreated "not to put my name in,"...

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