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BIOGRAPHY – LEWIS CARROLL Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Posted by edincityoflit in Poets.

Lewis Carroll was the pen name for Charles Dodgson, born in 1832 in Cheshire, England.  Carroll was a mathematician, photographer, and deacon in addition to a writer of prose and poetry.  Best known for his children’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), Carroll also achieved a great deal of recognition for his nonsense poetry such as Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark.

Carroll wrote poetry from an early age, but the first published piece to appear under his pen name came out in 1856.  In 1865, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published to enormous commercial success.  Carroll died in Surrey in 1898.


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