What do Theodore Roosevelt, Africa, and Alice in Wonderland all have in common? Read our Reading with Roosevelt selection in January to find out. We will start 2015 by looking at the Lewis Carroll classic, originally published in 1865.
In The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris describes the young Roosevelts frolicking in Europe. They formed an organization ambitiously titled the Dresden Literary American Club:
Corinne spelled out their various creative roles: ‘I … keep up the poetry part, Elliott and Johnny the tragical, and Teedie the funny.’ Evidently the last was beginning to fancy himself as a wit: his contributions to the club’s copybooks, which have been preserved, strive mightily to imitate Dickens and Lewis Carroll, but the best that can be said of them is that they are long. (45).
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