January 27th 1832: Lewis Carroll born

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 – 1898)

 

On this day in 1832, the English writer Lewis Carroll was born. His birth name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson  but he took Lewis Carroll as his pseudonym. Carroll studied at Rugby School and Oxford University. He is most famous as the author of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ (1865) and its sequel ‘Through the Looking Glass’ (1871). Carroll’s writing is an example of literary nonsense, and displays his aptitude with word play and logic. His works are still widely enjoyed today by adults and children alike.

 

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Title page of the original ‘Alice in Wonderland’

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