Lewis Carroll And Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Lewis Carroll was an English logician, mathematician, an ordained minister, a photographer and a writer best known for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He was born on January 27, 1832, with the birth name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Many people don’t know that the Alice stories were based on a real girl, Alice Liddell. Carroll first met Liddell on a boat trip. She asked him to tell her a story and he did. It was such a good story he wrote it down for her and from there the Adventures in Wonderland were born.
The author was also a photographer who took photographs of only younger girls, mostly Liddell and her two sisters. People believe that Carroll may have been paedophilic in nature because he pursued many friendships with girls ages 10-15.
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He had 7 sisters, Frances, Elizabeth, Caroline, Mary, Louisa, Margaret, and Henrietta. He also had 3 brothers, Skeffington, Wilfred, and Edwin. Lewis loved puzzles and created a version of scrabble in 1880. He taught math at Oxford University. He was 1 of 11 children. He also loved to draw as a child. Carroll also wrote poetry. He invented the “Carroll diagram”. It is a 2 way table used for grouping things in a yes or no order. He was very good at chess.
Carroll invented a few words that he used in his poem Jabberwocky. They are ‘chortle’ and ‘galumph’. He also came up with the term ‘portmanteau word’ for words like brunch, which uses two existing words to make a new word. At age 20 he was awarded a scholarship to Christ College. He won academic prizes from a young age. He was an avid photographer. He got to take pictures of famous
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They said that animals should not talk like humans. His father died in 1868, which put him in a deep depression. He was the oldest living brother so he took his 6 unmarried sisters and bought them a house in Guildford, England. In 1880 he quit photography, rumor has it that he got tired of being accused of having interest in his girl subjects. In 1881 he retired from his job at Christ Church after 25 years. The next year he took a job as a custodian at the Christ Church Common Room. He stayed at the job for 10 years. He wrote magazine pieces called “Knots”. They were a combination of humorous stories and math puzzles. Carroll retired from the common room in 1892. In 1893 he published his last fiction

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