Lewis Carroll

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson is better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll. He was born on 27 January 1832 in Cheshire, England. He was an English writer, mathematician, logician, and photographer. Lewis had an ambiguous relationship with his father, who was an active and highly conservative cleric of the Church of England who involved himself, sometimes influentially, in the intense religious disputes that were dividing the church. An intelligent child, Lewis was highly creative during his growing-up years. Between 1854 and 1856, his work appeared in the national publications, The Comic Times and The Train, as well as smaller magazines like Oxford Critic. Most of this output was humorous, sometimes satirical, but his standards and ambitions were excellent. His writing is known for its creative imagination and artistic mastery. His most famous work is Alice in Wonderland. The overwhelming commercial success of the first Alice book changed Lewis’ life in many ways. The fame of his alter ego “Lewis Carroll” soon spread around the world.