Carroll, Lewis

Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 1832–1898) is best known as the author of Alice in Wonderland (1865), as well as its sequel Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871) and The Hunting of the Snark (1876). He adopted the pen name Lewis Carroll in 1856 when he first published a poem in The Train monthly magazine. Although some critics have argued that he kept his writing alias separate from his professional name, even going so far as to return letters addressed to Lewis Carroll at Christchurch, there is evidence to show that he continued to write to children from Oxford using this name until shortly before his death. In addition to his fame as a children’s author, he was one of the ...

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