Lewis Carroll

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Name: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Also Known As: Lewis Carroll
Occupation: writer
Medium: novels and poetry
Works: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, Jabberwocky, The Hunting of the Snark, Bruno and Sylvie
Official Website(s): Wikipedia
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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 – 1898), better known under his pen name: Lewis Carroll, was a lecturer at Oxford University with side-interests in photography and invention. His fame largely rests on two nonsense books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, written in the mid-nineteenth century, on the strength of whose success he continued his literary career, though his later works are less well regarded. His most famous poems are "Jabberwocky" and "The Hunting of the Snark".

Dodgson's pseudonym is a play on his real name: Lewis is the anglicized form of Ludovicus, which is the Latin for Lutwidge (his mother's maiden name); and Carroll is a surname similar to the Latin name Carolus, from which comes the name Charles.


Most fanworks relate not to Charles Dodgson/Lewis Carroll himself (as a character) but are rather based on his own writing, particularly the Alice books. However, he does appear occasionally in fan fiction.


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