Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)


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Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, was an english author, mathematician, logician, anglican deacon, and photographer. He is best known for the book 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' better known by the disney movie's title 'Alice in Wonderland'. Charles Dodgson grew up in the literary arts, his first nationally published work 1854 when he was 22 years of age, in the family magazine 'Mischmasch'.

Not much is known about Dodgson as he was very guarded about his personal life while he was alive, upon his death 4 of his Journals were destroyed for unknown reasons. As a result many things we know about Dogson are speculations, others are complete misconceptions. He was accused of many unforunate things during his life, including being a heavy drug abuser, intense alcoholism and an unhealthy interest in children.

he was born in Daresbury in England but he moved to North Yorkshire soon after.

The Carroll Myth


In a book published by Karoline Leach, In the Shadow of the Dreamchild' Dodgson was portrayed as a pedophile, buy this was in fact a falsehood, childrens-nudes, at the time, were widespread, legal, and very popular.

Dodgson's works:


A Tangled Tale
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
Facts
He thought he saw an elephant
Rhyme? And Reason? (also published as Phantasmagoria)
Pillow Problems
Sylvie and Bruno
Sylvie and Bruno Concluded
The Hunting of the Snark (1876)
Three Sunsets and Other Poems
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (includes "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter") (1871)
What the Tortoise Said to Achilles

Dodson's Quote:

"I love the stillness of the wood:
I love the music of the rill:
I love you couch in pensive mood
Upon some silent Hill." - Solitude, Lewis Carroll



Interesting Links:

http://books.google.com/books?id=685AudWiwvUC&printsec=frontcover&dq=alice's+adventures+in+wonderland&hl=en&ei=DFRMTcrkHY7msQO7xISiCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

http://www.kalliope.org/digt.pl?longdid=carrol2002012704


http://books.google.ca/books?id=52FC4URPfCEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=lewis+carroll+jabberwocky&hl=en&ei=XV1MTY6RAov0swPdsIXpCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAwR6w2TgxY

Works Cited:

online-literature.com/carroll/
www.kirjasto.sci.fi/lcarroll.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Carroll
www.lewiscarroll.org/

REVIEWS:

Emily and Zahra: One suggestion to improve the page is to revise the grammar and the sentence structure of the paragraphs. Another is perhaps to add some quotes and more links for further information about the topic. Also, a modern connection should be included. The facts are really interesting!