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Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll's Games and Puzzles: The Surprising Connection

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Registration is NOT required
C.H. Lane, Rabbits, cats and cavies; descriptive sketches of all recognised exhibition varieties with many original anecdotes (New York: E.P. Dutton and company, 1903). Boston Athenæum, Samuel Appleton, 1903.
C.H. Lane, Rabbits, cats and cavies; descriptive sketches of all recognised exhibition varieties with many original anecdotes(New York: E.P. Dutton and company, 1903). Boston Athenæum, Samuel Appleton, 1903.

Christopher Morgan

Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll's Games and Puzzles: The Surprising Connection

The Athenæum is an ideal setting for the scholar in that it boasts a robust collection, reference services, and a serene environment for study. Indeed, Christopher Morgan researched the subject for his book, Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll's Games and Puzzles: The Surprising Connection,within our walls!

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.To celebrate the event, puzzle designer and Lewis Carroll collector Christopher Morgan will take us down the rabbit hole to discuss Carroll's little-known game and puzzle pamphlets, now gathered together for the first time in his new book, The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll: Games, Puzzles, and Related Pieces.Morgan will discuss the surprising connections between Carroll's charming game and puzzle inventions and his books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.Also included are Carroll’s word game columns from the British magazines Vanity Fairand The Lady,never before published and revealing his droll humor. Audience members will be able to join in the fun by trying their hands at solving some of Carroll's word games.

Christopher Morgan is an author, computer scientist, puzzle designer, and collector of Lewis Carroll’s works. He was Editor in Chief of BYTEMagazine and a Vice President of Lotus Development Software in Cambridge, MA. His books include Wizards and Their Wonders: Portraits in Computing.He holds an MS in Computer Science from RPI and a BS in Electronics Engineering from Manhattan College. He is a member of the Boston Athenæum, the Grolier Club, and the Ticknor Society.

Read more about Christopher Morgan on the book recommendations page.