10 Lewis Carroll Quotes to Make You Gyre and Gimble in the Wabe

10 Lewis Carroll Quotes to Make You Gyre and Gimble in the Wabe

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is textbook whimsy. As far as whimsy goes, you can’t do much better. Lewis Carroll’s the king of whimsy. When he began a sentence, I bet, he didn’t have a plan for how it would end. Following that, when he began a book, such as the Wonderland books, he probably didn’t know what they would be about.   Here are ten quotes of Carroll’s that begin to uncover his completely askew worldview.   1. “‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’ ‘That depends a good deal on where you want …

11 Authors You Probably Didn’t Know Used Pen Names

11 Authors You Probably Didn’t Know Used Pen Names

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People have loads of reasons for taking on a pseudonym. Sometimes they’re a woman trying to get ahead in a patriarchy, sometimes they’re an immigrant trying to seem less Other, and sometimes their name just isn’t catchy enough.   These are eleven of the most surprising authors who used pen names. You think you know somebody…   1. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged (Real name: Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum)   2. George Orwell, Nineteen-Eighty Four (Real name: Eric Arthur Blair)   3. E. L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey (Real name: Erika Mitchell)   4. Voltaire, Candide (Real name: François-Marie Arouet)   …

9 Children’s Books You Never Knew Were Banned

9 Children’s Books You Never Knew Were Banned

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Many books have been, for various and usually far-fetched reasons banned in certain places. While there are a large number of banned books, the most surprising are some of the children’s books on this list. We all agree that this sort of censorship should never be allowed, especially for some of these children’s books. It’s no coincidence that most banned children’s books are classics.    Take some time to revisit your childhood and read these books you loved as a kid, and probably didn’t know were banned.   Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll   Image Via Goodreads   Alice’s Adventures in …

9 Children's Books You Never Knew Were Banned

9 Children's Books You Never Knew Were Banned

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Many books have been, for various and usually far-fetched reasons banned in certain places. While there are a large number of banned books, the most surprising are some of the children’s books on this list. We all agree that this sort of censorship should never be allowed, especially for some of these children’s books. It’s no coincidence that most banned children’s books are classics.    Take some time to revisit your childhood and read these books you loved as a kid, and probably didn’t know were banned.   Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll   Image Via Goodreads   Alice’s Adventures in …