Lewis Carroll was the author of the children’s classics ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking-Glass’. As well as being an author, he was a mathematician, clergyman and photographer. Carroll was also a poet and he wrote articles for political and philosophical pamphlets.
Lewis Carroll was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in Daresbury, Cheshire, England in 1832. He was awarded a first class honours degree in mathematics from Oxford University in 1854. After graduation he remained at Oxford as a lecturer in mathematics. He died at the age of 65 on January 14th 1898.
Carroll became friendly with the family of Henry Liddell who was the Dean of Christ Church Oxford. He enjoyed entertaining the Liddell children, Lorina, Edith, and Alice with fantastic tales of dream worlds. His first children’s book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ was written at the request of Alice Liddell. It became one of the most popular children’s books in the world.
Lewis Carroll, author of the children’s classics ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking-Glass’, was born in the year 1832 On This Day.
Alice in Wonderland