Lewis Carroll

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Birthday
27, 1832
Birthplace
Daresbury, England
Death Date
Jan 14, 1898 (65)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
27, 1832
Birthplace
Daresbury, England
Death Date
Jan 14, 1898 (65)

About

Eccentric English author best known for writing the Alice in Wonderland books. He was well-known for his inventiveness and spawned a genre known as "literary nonsense."

Before Fame

He suffered from a stammer beginning in his childhood, a condition that deeply affected his social life. He began his studies at Christ Church College, Oxford in the spring of 1850.

Trivia

His nonsense poem, Jabberwocky, actually introduced new vocabulary such as "chortle" to the English language.

Family Life

He was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. His family included high-ranking officials in the Church of England. He grew up with ten siblings.

Associated With

He was born in Daresbury, a village within Cheshire, England; author Rebecca West was also born in England.