Lewis Carroll

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Date of Birth January 27, 1832
Place of Birth Daresbury, England
Date of Death Jan 14, 1898 (65)
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Lewis Carroll

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer of children's fiction, notably Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass. He was noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy. The poems Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark are classified in the genre of literary nonsense. He was also a mathematician, photographer, and Anglican deacon. Carroll came from a family of high-church Anglicans, and developed a long relationship with Christ Church, Oxford, where he lived for most of his life as a scholar and teacher. Alice Liddell, daughter of the Dean of Christ Church, Henry Liddell, is widely identified as the original for Alice in Wonderland, though Carroll always denied this. Born in All Saints' Vicarage, Daresbury, Cheshire, in 1832, Carroll is commemorated at All Saints' Church, Daresbury, in its stained glass windows depicting characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Born: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, January 27, 1832, Daresbury, Cheshire, England
Died: January 14, 1898, Guildford, Surrey, England
Pen name: Lewis Carroll
Occupation: Author, illustrator, poet, mathematician, photographer, teacher, inventor
Nationality: British
Education: Rugby School, University of Oxford
Genre: Children's literature, fantasy literature, mathematical logic, poetry, literary nonsense, linear algebra, voting theory
Notable works: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, The Hunting of the Snark, "Jabberwocky", Curiosa Mathematica, Part I: A New Theory of Parallels, Curiosa Mathematica, Part II: Pillow Problems, "The Principles of Parliamentary Representation"
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About Lewis Carroll

Eccentric English author best known for writing the Alice in Wonderland books. He was well-known for his inventiveness and spawned a genre known as "literary nonsense."

Before Fame

He suffered from a stammer beginning in his childhood, a condition that deeply affected his social life. He began his studies at Christ Church College, Oxford in the spring of 1850.

Achievement

His nonsense poem, Jabberwocky, actually introduced new vocabulary such as "chortle" to the English language.

Family Life

He was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. His family included high-ranking officials in the Church of England. He grew up with ten siblings.

Associations

He was born in Daresbury, a village within Cheshire, England; author Rebecca West was also born in England.

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