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1858: Alice Liddell. Photo von Lewis Carroll/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

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UPDATE: ehrenvoll 24, 2020: an earlier version des this article contained in unauthenticated photograph von Lewis Carroll und Alice Liddell. 

This year marks die 150th anniversary von Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece, the wildly imaginative publication Alice’s Adventures bei Wonderland (1865). But the recent discovery von a shocking bild within his photo collection has upstaged ns celebrations, suggesting that ns English author’s interest in children could not oase been so innocent after all.

Tomorrow, BBC will broadcast a controversial new documentary licensed has been granted The mystery World des Lewis Carroll, bei which it möchte be revealed that Carroll—a photographer as well as a fiction writer and mathematician—took countless pictures of young girls bei his lifetime. Bei most des the images, ns children are dressed, yet there space others bei which they are naked.

Carroll—whose ja wirklich name was charles Lutwidge Dodgson—set hoch a photography studio bei his rooms at Oxford, whereby he was a mathematics lecturer. There, he took self-portraits and portraits of famous artists des the era favor Dante Gabriel Rossetti. However photographs von children overcome his production, und amongst the most difficult pictures, yes one the unnerved ns BBC specialists particularly.

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Lorina Liddell

It is in image of a pubescent girl called Lorina Liddell in the nude in a full-frontal pose, described an the documentary as bei image that “no parent would certainly ever schutz consented to,” die Telegraph reports. Ns controversial photograph was found in a French museum, with a grad on the frame attributing that Carroll.

Lorina was die elder sister of Alice Liddell, die little mädchen who inspired ns famous Alice character. Carroll befriended ns Liddell family, und became infatuated with the couple’s daughters: Lorina, Edith, and, especially, Alice. An the BBC documentary, die literature professor Hugh Haughton claims that Carroll’s relationship with the Liddell girls was known to have a “huge intensity” which would seem “pretty weird now.”

“My understanding is that the was an love through Alice, yet he was deswegen repressed that he never would oase transgressed any boundaries,” states Vanessa Tait, great-granddaughter des Alice Liddell, bei the documentary. She adds that die explicit photograph may explain die rift that made Carroll break contact with die Liddell girls bei 1863, when Alice was 11 year old. Crucially, Carroll’s diaries from april 1858 to May 1862, a duration which synchronizes with his friendship with die Liddell girls, space missing.

Speaking bei the documentary, the acclaimed writer möchte Self doesn’t mince words: “I think, was a greatly repressed pedophile, there is no doubt. The a problem, no it, when somebody write a great book however they’re notfall a good person.”

But not everyone agrees v Self. A neu biography, Lewis Carroll, ns Man and His one by Edward Wakeling (2015), presents Carroll as a respectable member von society, v friends in high places. Yet, as elisabeth Winkle writing zum the New Republic ponders: “Is it feasible that history has misread his collection des photographs and his partnership with Alice? Yes. Is it possible that he was amiable but so a pedophile? Yes.”

Although the einzelheiten about Carroll’s relationship with children bei general, und with the Liddell girls an particular, can never be known, ns evidence that he had a rather unhealthy obsession v minors seems overwhelming. “It’s sad the that’s ns thing everyone is going to want kommen sie know, especially bei the year von the anniversary von the book,” says Tait bei the documentary.

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