Lewis Carroll

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1983

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Lewis Carroll is a pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson who was born on 27th January, 1832. He was educated at Richmond School in Yorkshire, Rugby School and Christ Church, Oxford. From 1855 to 1881 he was a mathematical lecturer at Oxford, where he was a somewhat eccentric and withdrawn character. He was most comfortable when with children, especially little girls in whose company his usual stammer completely disappeared.

His most famous works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (published in 1865) which he wrote to entertain Alice Liddell, daughter of the Dean of Christ Church, and the sequel Alice Through the Looking-Glass which appeared in 1872. In 1869 he published Phantasmagoria and Other Poems, an entertaining collection comprising thirteen humorous poems and thirteen serious ones; in 1876 a long nonsense poem, The Hunting of the Snark appeared; in 1885 came A Tangled Tale, designed to interest children in mathematics; 1889 saw the publication of the fairy story Sylvie and Bruno and its sequel Sylvie and Bruno Concluded was published in 1893.

Lewis Carroll wrote many other nonsense poems and books, as well as mathematical works which appeared under his own name. He died of bronchitis in his sisters' home in Guildford on 14th July, 1898.