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Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll, born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), was an English novelist, mathematician, and photographer. As a child, Carroll entertained himself and his family by making up games and writing stories and poems for his homemade newspapers. In 1856, he began teaching Mathematics at the Christ Church College, at Oxford University, where he worked for twenty-six years. All through this time he wrote and published some of his works, both humorous and mathematical. His mathematical writing appeared under his real name, but for his literary work, he created, in 1856, the pseudonym “Lewis Carroll”, by translating his first and middle names into Latin, reversing their order, then translating them back into English. His literary style combines fantastical and nonsensical elements, and some of his most famous works, other than Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, include its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, and the poems The Hunting of the Snark and Jabberwocky. A prolific writer, Carroll wrote several novels, short stories and mathematical works. He also contributed his analysis and critique to political pamphlets. Although his literary fame and success came from writing innovative children’s books, he preferred to see himself as a man of science and mathematics. He died of bronchitis on January 14, 1898.

Lewis Carroll

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