It's possible that if Lewis Carroll had never met Alice Liddell, he might have enjoyed a more peaceful lifetime and an obscure legacy. But his whimsical inventiveness touched everything he did, and a story he made up one afternoon for a little girl became one of literature's great classics, Alice in Wonderland.
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Also Known As:
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (real name)
Date of Birth:
January 27, 1832
Place of Birth:
Daresbury, Cheshire, England
Date of Death:
January 14, 1898
|Place of Death:
Guildford, Surrey, England
Richmond School, Christ Church College, Oxford University, B.A., 1854; M.A., 1857
Lewis Carroll's official web site
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In his critically lauded biography, Carroll scholar Cohen delivers a portrait that includes the author's shyness with women, the controversy surrounding his relationship with the real Alice, and his gifts as a writer and mathematician.
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