Lewis Carroll

Novelist, Author

1832 – 1898

Who was Lewis Carroll?

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy, and there are societies in many parts of the world dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life.

Famous Quotes:

  • I believe this thought, of the possibility of death — if calmly realised, and steadily faced would be one of the best possible tests as to our going to any scene of amusement being right or wrong.
  • One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter.
  • If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
  • There is no use trying, said Alice; one can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
  • The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday --but never jam today.
  • Now here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!
  • One can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
  • Write that down, the King said to the jury, and the jury eagerly wrote down all three dates on their slates, and then added them up, and reduced the answer to shillings and pence.
  • No, no! said the Queen. Sentence firstverdict afterwards.
  • There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
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Born
Jan 27, 1832
Daresbury
Also known as
  • Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
  • Charles "Lewis Carroll" Dodgson
  • Rev. Charles Dodgson
  • Lewis Carrol
Parents
  • Charles Dodgson
  • Frances Jane Lutwidge
Siblings
  • Frances Jane Dodgson
  • Elizabeth Lucy Dodgson
  • Caroline Hume Dodgson
  • Mary Charlotte Dodgson
  • Skeffington Hume Dodgson
  • Wilfred Longley Dodgson
  • Louisa Fletcher Dodgson
  • Margaret Anne Ashley Dodgson
  • Henrietta Harington Dodgson
  • Edwin H. Dodgson
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • First Class Honours, Christ Church, Oxford
    Mathematics
    (1851 - 1852-12)
  • Second Class Honours, Christ Church, Oxford
    Classics
    ( - 1852-12)
  • Rugby School
    (1846-01-27 - 1849-12)
  • Richmond Boarding School
    (1844-08-01 - )
  • University of Oxford
  • Richmond School
Employment
  • Sub-Librarian, Christ Church, Oxford
    (1855-02 - )
  • Christ Church, Oxford
    (1855-10 - 1881)
Lived in
  • North Yorkshire
  • Oxford
    (1851-01-24 - )
Died
Jan 14, 1898
Guildford
Resting place
Mount Cemetery