Lewis Carroll: A Brief Biography

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His real name is Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, but is known by his pseudonym Lewis Carroll. His mother was Frances Jane Lutwidge and Father was Charles Dodgson and he had a grandfather named Charles Dodgson who was an Army Captain. Lewis Carroll’s father was the Bishop of Elphin. He was the eldest son and third child in a family of seven girls and four boys. In 1846 his education began at a rugby school in Warwickshire, England, boys’ boarding school. On January 24, 1851 his college was interrupted to enroll at Christ church college Oxford University, two days after he is informed that his mother died of brain inflammation. In 1852 Lewis is named a student of Christ church. An Oxford studentship, like a fellowship, awards outstanding scholars. His studentship lasted 46 years until his death. In 1854 he graduates from Oxford University. In 1855 Henry Liddel becomes dean effecting Carroll both personal and professional. ("Lewis Carroll Timeline." Shmoop. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2013.) Lewis Carroll’s influences were influenced by children, but more specifically Alice Liddell, the daughter of the dean of Oxford. Wrote the Alice stories for her and hence the name Alice. Interested in children, not specifically boys, influenced his writing. His mathematical background may have influenced his writing. Logical deposition, abnormal eating, dual personality, sleeping difficulties, the Victorian style, and…

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