Lewis Caroll- an English writer

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  • Charles L. Dodgson was born

    Charles L. Dodgson was born
    Lewis CarollCharles Lutwidge Dodgson was born in the small parsonage at Daresbury in Cheshire near the towns of Warrington and Runcorn. He was the eldest boy but already the third child, eight more children followed. Charles' father was an active and highly conservative cleric of the Church of England who later became the Archdeacon of Richmond. Young Charles was to develop an ambiguous relationship with his father's values and with the Church of England as a whole.
  • Was educated at home

    Lewis Caroll
    During his early youth, Dodgson was educated at home. His "reading lists" preserved in the family archives testify to a precocious intellect: at the age of seven, he was reading books such as The Pilgrim's Progress
  • Was sent to Richmond Grammar School

    Lewis Caroll
    At the age of twelve, he was sent to Richmond Grammar School at nearby Richmond.
  • Entered Rugby School

    Lewis Caroll
    Dodgson entered Rugby School
  • Matriculated at Oxford

    Lewis Caroll
    He left Rugby at the end of 1849 and matriculated at Oxford in May 1850 as a member of his father's old college, Christ Church.
  • Created a pseudonym

    Lewis Caroll
    In 1856, he published his first piece of work under the name that would make him famous. A romantic poem called "Solitude" appeared in The Train under the authorship of "Lewis Carroll". This pseudonym was a play on his real name: Lewis was the anglicised form of Ludovicus, which was the Latin for Lutwidge, and Carroll an Irish surname similar to the Latin name Carolus, from which comes the name Charles. The transition went a
  • Alice`s Adventures in Wonderland

    Alice`s Adventures in Wonderland
    Lewis Caroll
    It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.
  • Through the Looking Glass

    Through the Looking Glass
    Lewis Caroll
    Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it.
  • The Hunting of the Snark

    The Hunting of the Snark
    Lewis Caroll
    A crew of ten trying to hunt the Snark, an animal which may turn out to be a highly dangerous Boojum. The only one of the crew to find the Snark quickly vanishes, leading the narrator to explain that it was a Boojum after all.
  • What the Tortoise Said to Achilles

    Lewis Caroll
    In Carroll's dialogue, the tortoise challenges Achilles to use the force of logic to make him accept the conclusion of a simple deductive argument. Ultimately, Achilles fails, because the clever tortoise leads him into an infinite regression.
  • Died in Guildford

    Died in Guildford
    Lewis Caroll
    He died of pneumonia following influenza on 14 January 1898 at his sisters' home, "The Chestnuts", in Guildford. He was two weeks away from turning 66 years old. He is buried in Guildford at the Mount Cemetery.
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    Lewis Caroll - an English writer