Preface
To the biography of Lewis Carroll by Derek Hudson

Alice in Wonderland, the 'glory, jest and riddle' of one facet of English literature, cannot be 'explained', for to explain nonsense is to dissect a bubble. Nevertheless, it is part of the background of every educated Englishman, and he who would attempt to understand England must, inevitably, 'take a view of it'.

I would say that, after Shakespeare, there is no English author more deserving of study by a foreigner interested in exploring English character and English humour than Lewis Carroll.

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