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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “Lewis Carroll” great author complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Lewis Carroll

(1832 — 1898)

Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), the author of Alice in Wonderland, of mathematical treatises, and of a quantity of  stories and poems, serious and humorous, was the son of a churchman and the eldest of eleven children. His mother and father were first cousins, and unusually religious. At the time of his birth, his father, Dr. Dodgson, was the vicar of Daresbury, Cheshire (he later was presented with the Crown living of Croft, Yorkshire, and subsequently became Archdeacon of Richmond and one of the Canons of Ripon Cathedral), and was a distinguished scholar  whose favourite study was mathematics. Until he was twelve his father educated him, and then he went to Mr. Tate’s school at Richmond. In the holidays between 1845 and 1850 he edited a number of magazines for his own amusement; the most entertaining of these was The Rectory Umbrella, which he illustrated as well as wrote. On May 23, 1850; he matriculated at Christ Church College, Oxford, his father’s college. After receiving his B.A. degree he was made Master of the House and sub-librarian. The year 1855 was eventful; he received the further appointment of lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church College, a position which he held until 1881. At this time, 1855, he began contributing poems and stories to The Comic Times, until its editor, Edmund Yates, founded The Train. It was Yates who chose from three names Dodgson submitted the nom de plume Lewis Carroll, and Lewis Carroll was first signed to a poem, Solitude, which appeared in The Train in 1856. Six years later he was ordained a deacon, but he never proceeded to priest’s orders, probably because he stammered.

Dodgson achieved international fame as the author of Alice’s Ad-ventures in Wonderland (1866) and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found there (1871). A boat ride with the three daughters of H. G. Liddell, dean of Christ Church — Alice, Edith, and Lorina — inspired him to write these tales, which include much of his extant verse. He published poetry as well in Phantasmagoria and Other Poems (1869), The Hunting of the Snark (1876), and Rhyme? and Reason? (1883). His other works include Boat beneath a Sunny Sky, How Doth the Little Crocodile, The Hunting of the Snark, Jabberwocky, Poeta Fit, Non Nascitur, Speak Roughly to Your Little Boy, Twinkle, The Walrus and the Carpenter, You are Old, Father William. Lewis Carroll died in 1898.


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