Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) was the pen-name of Reverened Lutwidge Dodgson. Born in 1832, he was educated in a well-known public school, Rugby. Later, he was educated in Christ Church College, Ox-ford. After completing his education, he joined the same college as a lecturer in mathematics and spent all his life there.

In 1861, he became a clergyman. However, he never preached in the church because of a constant stammer, and also because he was a very shy person. Lewis Carroll did not marry but he was very fond of children – particularly little girls – and liked to spend much of his time with them. In fact, Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass were originally written for the young daughters of Dr. Liddell, the Dean of the Christ Church College. Besides these stories, Lewis Carroll also wrote nonsensical poems and parodies.


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