On January 27th, 1832, Lewis Carrol was born! His given name at birth was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, but he began using the pseudonym around 1856, nine years before he published Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He studied both Mathematics and Writing at Christ Church College and published several mathematical writings. Many of his writing philosophies were based on games, preferring their tendency toward logic while still containing a playful nature. He is well known for his children’s’ stories that were both entertaining for young readers and satirical and wit-filled for older audiences. One reading recommendation definitely has to be “The Jabberwocky,” one of his great nonsense poems.
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