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Lewis Carrol
(1832-1898)


    Lewis Carrol is considered the greatest writer in children’s literature. In 1865, he wrote a children’s novel 'Alice in Wonderland' which takes children into a strange world. The story is quite amusing and entertaining for them. His perception of an imaginary world and rich imagination allured children for literary reading.

    Lewis Carrol was born in England in 1832. His real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, but he wrote in pseudonym, 'Lewis Carrol'. He studied in school and took first class with honors in mathematics. In 1855, he was appointed mathematics lecturer. He remained a bachelor lifelong. But, he had a deep affection for children. He wrote books which are great entertainer for children.

    An inspiring event came to his life while boating in the river Thames. He told an imaginary story to a little girl named Alice. His inspiration and imagination fired and he wrote the masterpiece ‘Alice in Wonderland'.


    He also wrote 'Alice through the Looking Glass', 'The Hunting of Shark' and 'Rhyme and Reason' which were classics. He also published many mathematical works of which the most famous is 'Euclid and his Modern Rivals'. But the three books about Alice named Alice in Wonderland', 'What Alice Found There', and 'Alice through the Looking Glass' became very popular with children. His books have entertained children of all ages over the years. This great author of children books died in 1898.





















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