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Lewis Carroll's Biography

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ( /ˈtʃɑrlz ˈlʌtwɪdʒ ˈdɒdʒsən/ CHARLZ LUDT-wij DOJ-sən; 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll (/ˈkærəl/ KARR-əl), was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy, and there are societies in many parts of the world (including the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, and New Zealand) dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life.

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Handout photo of a Lewis Carroll "Alice's Adventures Under Ground" manuscript (1865) currently on display at The British Library
Handout photo of a Lewis Carroll "Alice's Adventures Under Ground" manuscript (1865) currently on display at The British Library
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  • The Top Ten: Invented words

      News Source: The Independent | 6 days ago
    Words Wrought by Writers has just been published by Bloomsbury. To a word nerd (a word that first appeared in 1950 in Dr Seuss's If I Ran the Zoo, in which Gerald McGrew wants "a Nerkle, a Nerd, and a Seersucker too", for his collection) it is a
  • Alice and the Chief Justice of Wonderland, by Markandey Katju

      News Source: Indian Express | 10 days ago
    It has taken just over two months from the time Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju took to blogging again for him to trigger a controversy...Between May 2014, when he posted his first blog since October 2013, and Tuesday, Katju had
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, Harold Pinter Theatre, review

      News Source: The Independent | 15 days ago
    We've had a Romeo and Juliet set in a care home with the focus on a pair of star-crossed senior citizens.  We've had a Midsummer Night's Dream in which Judi Dench's ageing Elizabeth I got to moonlight, on a royal whim, as the passionate Queen of the

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