Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll was the author of 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking Glass'. His real name was Charles L. Dodgson and he was a lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church College, Oxford. He was a very versatile person, publishing many books for children besides the two above as well as comic verse, mathematical puzzles and text books. He was a keen photographer and, although a bachelor, a lover of children, especially little girls. Children found his company delightful, since he would tell them the most wonderful stories. One sad little story is told of his meeting with the young princess who later became Queen Victoria. The young princess, fascinated by his magical gift for story telling, said, "You must send me a copy of the very next book you write". So he did. It was called 'An Elementry Treatise on Determinents'.

The poem 'Jabberwocky', with illustration.

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