Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born on January 27, 1832 at Daresbury parsonage, Cheshire, as the eldest son and the third of eleven children of Charles Dodgson, curate of the parish, and Frances Jane Lutwidge. When Charles was eleven years old, the family moved to Croft-on-Tees, where his father was appointed Archdeacon of Richmond and Canon of Ripon Cathedral. At the age of thirteen, Charles inaugurated the first of a series of family magazines for his siblings, under the name of Useful and Instructive Poetry, followed by The Rectory Magazine, The Rectory Umbrella and Mischmasch. In 1844 he entered Richmond Grammar School, and in 1846 Rugby, where he spent three rather unpleasant years: “From my own e…

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Zirker, Angelika. "Lewis Carroll". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 August 2007
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Articles on Carroll's works

  1. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  2. Sylvie and Bruno; Sylvie and Bruno Concluded
  3. The Hunting of the Snark
  4. Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

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