Lewis Carroll's Life and Works

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Lewis Carroll, born Charles Dodgson, was a writer, mathematician, photographer, and a man of religion. Lewis Carroll is a well known British writer throughout the world. As a child, Carroll entertained his brothers and sister as well as the children of his best friend when he was an adult. Lewis Carroll went through many challenges as he was matured, and even though he had to overcome them, his imagination only grew in strength and never waned until near his death. His work of art in the child fiction literature genre was a combination of his inspiration and imagination. Charles Dodgson was born in the old parsonage at Daresbary, Cheshire, an isolated country village, on January 31, 1832. He was then baptized six months latter at Daresbury church. Dodgson was born to reverend Charles Dodgson and his wife, Frances Jane Lutwidge, who was first his cousin. Dodgson was born the third of twelve children, grew up close to his siblings and was taught many high-church values and strict morals by their father, due to their isolation. The Dodgson family had consisted of Reverend Charles Dodgson senior, his wife, eight children, including Charles Dodgson, and also their Aunt Lucy Lutwidge. As a child, Dodgson showed great talent in making games, telling stories, writing poems, and even drawing for his younger siblings. He had also train set, complete with railway stations, in the Rectory garden. He performed magic tricks while in a brown wig and a long white robe, and with the aid of the family and a village carpenter, he made a troupe of marionettes and a stage, writing the plays and conducting the marionettes. He also created pets out of snails and toads, and tried to create modern warfare by creating small pieces of clay pipe ... ... middle of paper ... ...lark, Anne. Lewis Carroll a Biography. New York: Schocken Books, 1979. Print Lederer, Richard. “The Word Magic of Lewis Carroll.” Word Ways 43.3. (2010): 178+. OneFile. Web. 31 Mar. 2011. “Lewis Carroll.” St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers. Ed. David Pringle. New York: St. James Press, 1996. Literature Resources from Gale. Web 18 Jan. 2011. Rothstein, Edward. "The Man Who Turned Sense Into Charmed Nonsense." The New York Times. 22 June 1998. Web. 18 Jan. 2011. Lifted. "LEWIS CARROLL -- BIOGRAPHY." AMERICAN BUDDHA ONLINE LIBRARY. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr 2011. . McCoy, Kathleen, and Judith Harlan. “lewis Carroll (1832-1898).” English literature from 1785. HarperCollins Publishers, 1992. 185+. General OneFile. Web. 31, Mar. 2011 Merriman, C.D. "online literature." Carroll. Jalic Inc., n.d. Web. 14 Apr 2011.
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