Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ) | First Editions

1832 - 1898

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writermathematicianlogicianAnglican deacon, and photographer. He is most fondly remembered for the children's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass (which includes the celebrated poem "Jabberwocky"), and the often reproduced poem, The Hunting of the Snark. His work falls under the genre 'literary nonsense', and he is defined by his excellent word play, twisted logic, and fantasy elements. Carroll also devised a number of games which remain popular, including an early version of what today is known as Scrabble. He is also considered to have pioneered the game "doublet" (word ladder), a form of brain-teaser involving letters.

There are two major sites dedicated to Carroll's memory - one 
on Copenhagen Street in Islington (the Lewis Carroll Children's Library), and one established in 1982 by his great-nephew (a memorial stone in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey.)

 
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