What a loss the world had when Lewis Carroll took to writing sense! That is a reflection which must have been made a hundred times by all persons capable of forming an opinion on the subject. The author of Alice in Wonderland writes nonsense supremely well. His sense is but indifferent. Who then will fail to regret that [Sylvie and Bruno Concluded] is more than half sense? ... He has still the power of making good nonsense, but he has not chosen to use it to the full, or rather, he has chosen so to mingle and dilute his nonsense with sense that the mixture is, for...
Books: 'Sylvie and Bruno'
From: Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism(Vol. 2)
Document Type: Critical essay
Length: 434 words
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