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Lewis Carroll
Biography
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was a man of diverse interests -- in mathematics, logic, photgraphy, art, theater, religion, medicine, and science. He was happiest in the company of children for whom he created puzzles, clever games, and charming letters.

As all Carroll admirers know, his book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), became an immediate success and has since been translated into more than eighty languages. The equally popular sequel Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, was published in 1872.

The Alice books are but one example of his wide ranging authorship. The Hunting of the Snark, a classic nonsense epic (1876) and Euclid and His Modern Rivals, a rare example of humorous work concerning mathematics, still entice and intrigue today's students. Sylvie and Bruno, published toward the end of his life contains startling ideas including an 1889 description of weightlessness.

The humor, sparkling wit and genius of this Victorian Englishman have lasted for more than a century. His books are among the most quoted works in the English language, and his influence (with that of his illustrator, Sir John Tenniel) can be seen everywhere, from the world of advertising to that of atomic physics.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).



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*Syllabus of Plane Alegebraical Geometry, 1860
*Formulae of Plane Trigonometry, 1861
*Guide to the Mathematical Student, 1864
*Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865
*Elementary Treatise on Determinants, 1867
*Fifth Book of Euclid Treated Algebraically, 1868
*Phantasmagoria, 1869
*Through the Looking Glass, 1872
*Hunting of the Snark, 1876
*Euclid and His Modern Rivals, 1879
*Doublets: A Word-Puzzle, 1879
*Rhyme? and Reason?, 1883
*A Tangled Tale, 1885
*The Game of Logic, 1887
*Curiosa Mathematica Part 1: A New Theory of Parallels, 1888
*Sylvie and Bruno, 1889
*Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, 1893
*Pillow Problems (Curiosa Mathematica Part 2), 1893
*Symbolic Logic, 1895
*Feeding the Mind, 1907
*Novelty and Romancement, 1925
*For the Train: Five Poems and a Tale, 1932
*Rectory Umbrella and Mischmasch, 1932
*Russian Journal and Other Selections from the Works of Lewis Carroll, 1935
*Useful and Instructive Poetry, 1954
*The Walrus and the Carpenter, 1965
*The Pig-Tale, 1975
*The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll, 1994