Lewis Carroll


Born
in Daresbury, Cheshire, England, The United Kingdom
January 27, 1832

Died
January 14, 1898

Genre

Influences


The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman 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 considered to be within the genre of literary nonsense.

Oxford scholar, Church of England Deacon, University Lecturer in Mathematics and Logic, academic author of learned theses, gifted pioneer of portrait photography, colourful writer of imaginative genius and yet a shy and pedantic man, Lewis Carroll stands pre-eminent in the pantheon of inventive literary geniuses.

He also has works published under his re
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“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
Lewis Carroll

“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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If you could live in any of these fictional worlds, which world would that be?

Jrr Tolkien's Middle Earth
 
  762 votes, 32.9%

C.S. Lewises Narnia
 
  657 votes, 28.4%

Lewis Carroll's Wonderland
 
  269 votes, 11.6%

J.M. Barrie's Neverland
 
  228 votes, 9.9%

George R.R. Martin's Westeros
 
  202 votes, 8.7%

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