Famous As: Author, Mathematician and Photographer
Born On: 27 January 1832 AD
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius Famous Aquarians
Born In: England
Died On: 14 January 1898 AD
Place Of Death: Guildford, Surrey, England
Father: Charles Dodgson
Mother: Frances Jane Lutwidge
Education: Richmond Grammar, School Rugby School (1846), Oxford (1850)
Works & Achievements: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Through The Looking-Glass and
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pseudony
m Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician and photographer, who authored the famous
novel Alice?s Adventures In Wonderland and its sequel Through The Looking-Glass. His writing has
enchanted readers of every age and class; and his word play, logic and fantasy have overjoyed people
ranging from children to the cream of the crop of the literary world. The great artist has influenced
many others with his exemplary work in the modern art and culture.
1832:Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born on 27 January 1832.
1843:His family moved to the Croft Rectory in Richmond shire, North Yorkshire.
1846:Lewis Carroll moved to Rugby School.
1849:He left the school after three years in 1849.
1851:He enrolled into Christ Church, Oxford in 1851.
1852:He was awarded a first Honor Moderations.
1854:Lewis earned his B.A. degree with a first class honors in math.
1856:He received Mathematical Lectureship at Oxford in 1856.
1856:His first work, a romantic poem‘Solitude’ was published under his name.
1856:He first took up photography in 1856.
1857:He graduated with an M.A.
1865:The book Alice’s adventures in wonderland’ was finally published under his
authorship in 1865.
1872:A sequel of the book was published as ‘Through the Looking Glass and What Alice
1880:Dodgson abandoned photography in 1880.
1881:Lewis left teaching at Christ Church in year 1881.
1889:He wrote his last novel ‘Sylvie and Bruno’ in 1889.
1898:Lewis Carroll died on 14 January 1898.
LEWIS CARROLL 5 BOOKS NAMES
1; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (New York Times
Best Illustrated Books (Awards))
2;Lewis Carroll: Throug the Looking Glass (Lerner
3; The real Alice: Lewis Carroll's dream child
4;he complete illustrated Lewis Carroll
5; In Pursuit of Lewis Carroll
LEWIS CARROLL ACHIVEMENT'S AWARD
The Lewis Carroll Shelf Award was an American literary award conferred on several books
annually by the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education annually from 1958 to
1979. Award-winning books were deemed to "belong on the same shelf" as Alice's Adventures
in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, having enough of the qualities
of his work.
Seventeen books were named in 1958, including only two from the 1950s. Seven were named
in 1979, all except two from the 1970s. Although short, the last class was also diverse, with one
wordless picture book, The Snowman (1978) by Raymond Briggs, and one fictionalized
biography, The Road From Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl (1979) by David Kherdian,
about his mother's childhood and World War I-era migration.
The selection process included nominations by trade paperback editors, who were permitted to
name one book annually from their trade catalogs. The Component Analysis Selector
Tool rated tradebooks on authenticity, universality, insight, symbol systems–craftsmanship,
impact, genre comparison, field setting of reader and test of time.[clarification needed] The
purpose was to identify and promote outstanding thoughts among the mediocre
communications available in an open society.
The list was established by Dr. David C. Davis with the assistance of Professor Lola Pierstorff,
Director Instructional Materials Center, University of Wisconsin, and Madeline Allen Davis,
WHA Wisconsin Public Radio. Awards were announced and presented at the annual Wisconsin
Book Conference, which featured speakers such as Dr. Seuss, William Steig, Helga
Sandburg, Arna Bontemps, Nat Hentoff, Paul Engle, Jean George, Ed Emberly, Charlemae
Rollins, Watts poet Jimmy Sherman, Maurice Sendak, Holling C. Holling,Pamela Travers, Ann
Nolan Clark, Louise Lemp, Frank Luther, and Ramon Coffman/Uncle Ray.
If Home lifeDuring his early youth, Dodgson was
educated at home. His "reading lists" preserved in
the family archives testify to a precocious intellect:
at the age of seven the child was reading The
Pilgrim's Progress. He also suffered from
a stammer – a condition shared by most of his
siblings– that often influenced his social life
throughout his years. At age twelve he was sent to
Richmond Grammar School (now part of Richmond
School) at nearby Richmond.
He left Rugby at the end of 1849 and matriculated at Oxford in May
1850 as a member of his father's old college, Christ Church. After
waiting for rooms in college to become available, he went into
residence in January 1851. He had been at Oxford only two days
when he received a summons home. His mother had died of
"inflammation of the brain" – perhaps meningitis or a stroke – at the
age of forty-seven.
His early academic career veered between high promise and
irresistible distraction. He did not always work hard, but was
exceptionally gifted and achievement came easily to him. In 1852 he
obtained first-class honours in Mathematics Moderations, and was
shortly thereafter nominated to a Studentship by his father's old friend,
Canon Edward Pusey. In 1854 he obtained first-class honours in the
Final Honours School of Mathematics, standing first on the list,
graduating Bachelor of Arts., He remained at Christ Church studying
and teaching, but the next year he failed an important scholarship
through his self-confessed inability to apply himself to study. Even so,
his talent as a mathematician won him the Christ Church
Mathematical Lectureship in 1855, which he continued to hold for the
next twenty-six years. Despite early unhappiness, Dodgson was to
remain at Christ Church, in various capacities, until his death
In 1846, young Dodgson moved on to Rugby School,
where he was evidently less happy, for as he wrote
some years after leaving the place:
I cannot say ... that any earthly considerations would
induce me to go through my three years again ... I can
honestly say that I could have been ... secure from
annoyance at night, the hardships of the daily life would
have been comparative trifles to bear.
Scholastically, though, he excelled with apparent ease.
"I have not had a more promising boy at his age since I
came to Rugby", observed R. B. Mayor, then