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Lewis Carroll in 1856, self-portrait

Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Daresbury, Cheshire, 27 January 1832 – Guildford, Surrey, 14 January 1898). Dodgson was an Oxford don, a logician (mathematics expert), a writer, a poet, an Anglican clergyman, and a photographer.

He is most famous for his story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland which he told to a young friend, Alice Liddell, when he took the girl and two sisters on a boat trip. Alice enjoyed the story and asked Dodgson to write it down. Carroll then wrote a second story about Alice called Through the Looking-Glass. Both stories are still popular all over the world.

Dodgson was a Fellow of Christ Church, Oxford, specialising in logic and mathematics. He wrote a number of books and pamphlets on the subject. He died of pneumonia in Guildford, Surrey.


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"The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo". Illustration by John Tenniel, 1865.
  • La Guida di Bragia, a ballad opera for the marionette theatre (around 1850)
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
  • Phantasmagoria, and other poems (1869). A collection of poems.
  • Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there (includes "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter") (1871)
  • Pillow Problems
  • The Hunting of the Snark (1876)
  • Rhyme? and Reason? (1883) A collection of poems, including Phantasmagoria and The Hunting of the Snark
  • A Tangled Tale (1886)
  • Sylvie and Bruno (1889)
  • Sylvie and Bruno Concluded (1893)
  • Three Sunsets and other poems
  • What the Tortoise said to Achilles (1895)
  • A syllabus of Plane Algebraic Geometry (1860)
  • The Fifth Book of Euclid treated algebraically (1858 and 1868)
  • The Alphabet Cipher.
  • An elementary treatise on determinants, with their application to simultaneous linear equations and algebraic equations
  • Euclid and his modern rivals (1879), both literary and mathematical in style
  • Symbolic Logic Part I
  • Symbolic Logic Part II (published posthumously)
  • The Game of Logic
  • Some popular fallacies about vivisection
  • Curiosa Mathematica I (1888)
  • Curiosa Mathematica II (1892)
  • The Theory of Committees and Elections, collected, edited, analyzed, and published in 1958, by Duncan Black
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Posthumous portrait by Herkhomer

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