Monday, March 29, 2010


Yes, you heard me...the author of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was a perv. Or, that is what a lot of contemporary writer's are saying. I read an article in Smithsonian Magazine yesterday about Charles Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll.
He wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" for Alice Liddell, a young girl that he seemed to have a huge affinity for. He seemed to be more attracted to young children than any adults. He preferred to hang out with his acquaintance's children than the grown ups, and there is no evidence that he ever had a serious relationship with a woman (or man) his own age.

He also liked to photograph young children in various stages of undress and completely nude. This is Alice at age 8 dressed as a beggar. She came from an affluent family, so why would he want a picture of her with bare shoulder looking unkempt? I think the reason is obvious.
There were other pictures of children he had taken on Wikipedia, but I chose not to include them on this blog.
There are many biographies written on Dodgson, especially in the 1990's, and most these assume that he was a pedophile. One written my Morton N. Cohen in 1995 titled "Lewis Carroll: A Biography" (how original) states:

We cannot know to what extent sexual urges lay behind Charles's preference for drawing and photographing children in the nude. He contended the preference was entirely aesthetic. But given his emotional attachment to children as well as his aesthetic appreciation of their forms, his assertion that his interest was strictly artistic is naive. He probably felt more than he dared acknowledge, even to himself.[40]
Cohen notes that Dodgson "apparently convinced many of his friends that his attachment to the nude female child form was free of any eroticism", but adds that "later generations look beneath the surface" (p. 229).

Next we are going to hear that the author of "Where the Wild Things Are" is another Jeffrey Dahlmer, or Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Greenjeans were bumping uglies in the Land of Make Believe, or Mr. Rogers was like Norman Bates and had his dead mother in the could just almost make her out sometimes when he got his sweater.
People are so gross!

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