Florence Becker Lennon

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Florence Becker Lennon (1895–1984) was an American author.


The Life of Lewis Carroll (1962)[edit]

  • How did it happen that the Reverend Charles Dodgson, thirty years of age, lecturer on geometry at Christ Church, Oxford, hitherto remarkable chiefly for his precision, on a single July afternoon, while rowing up the Isis with a brother don and three little girls, parthenogenetically gave birth to one of the most famous stories of all time?
    • Page 23
  • Charles Dodgson, born a romantic and a rationalist, would have fitted more easily into the world of Voltaire and Goethe than into the one that received him.
    • Page 25
  • Whether the queen caused the period, or the period creates the queen, she fitted her time perfectly.
    • Of Queen Victoria; page 27
  • The Dodgson family worshipped the God of Love, who showed his stern face only in the presence of evil.
    • Page 30
  • Dodgson of course was a meticulous traveler. He packed each article separately, well wrapped in paper to twice its bulk.
    • Page 176