Lewis Carroll

This category is for questions about the British author, poet, photographer, mathematician, and logician, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, and he is probably best known for the Alice in Wonderland book.

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When did Lewis Carroll write Alice in Wonderland?

Lewis Carroll wrote Alice In Wonderland in Victorian times.

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, the version we know today, was completed and published in 1865.

Carroll first made up the story to entertain three young sisters, including Alice Liddell, on a rowing trip on July 4, 1862.

Carroll presented Alice Liddell with a handwritten version of the story on November 26, 1864. It was called Alice's Adventures Under Ground.

Was Andrea Carroll Gene Carroll's daughter?

No, she wasn't. In the early 1960's, She was discovered on the Gene Carroll Sunday variety show in Cleveland, which aired every Sunday at noon. It started her on her brief singing career. She took on the surname "Carroll" out of appreciation and love for Gene Carroll. She appeared on his show many times, even after she had some national hits.

Was Lewis Carroll crazy or on drugs when he wrote 'Alice in Wonderland'?

There is no evidence whatsoever to suggest that Lewis Carroll ever used any form of narcotic.

Carroll was a very conservative and respectable gentleman and there is no reason to suppose that he used narcotics other than wishful thinking on the part of people who would like it if there were a connection between ''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'' and the recreational use of drugs.

He definitely wasn't crazy, either. He was a mathematician, with a very clear and logical understanding of everything around him. It's because he was so logical that he could play with logic as he did. The crazy answers and unreasonable reason of his characters are strange, most of the time hilarious, but they never actually lack in logic.

The story is so twisted and wonderful because Lewis Carroll was also very creative and imaginative.

Lewis Caroll was neither crazy nor on drugs when he wrote Alice in Wonderland. He was extremely tired of children's books trying to teach a moral or with a religious theme. He wanted to write pure fantasy that children could simply enjoy.

What are the poetic devices used in 'You are old father William' by Lewis Carroll?

As far as I know, there is repetition and rhyming. Correct me if I am wrong.

What is the theme of The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll?

i believe the theme is that things ar enot always as they seem and that wisdom comes with age; the older dysters did not leave the oyster bed only the youngsters

Is Lewis Carroll still alive?

No, Lewis Carroll died in 1898, over a hundred years ago.

He was born in 1832.

Where did Lewis Carroll get the name for the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland?

"Grin like a Cheshire cat" was a well known phrase in Victorian England, and there are several examples of its use prior to Alice being written, so Carroll must have taken the name from there - perhaps because of his place of birth: Daresbury, Cheshire, England. The origin of the term is unknown.

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Why did Lewis Carroll write Alice in Wonderland?

At Oxford, Lewis Carroll made friends with the new dean's three daughters, Alice, Lorina, and Edith Liddell. It became somewhat of a tradition for them to take rowing trips on the river Isis, also known as the Thames.

Alice in Wonderland was originally told to Alice Liddell and her sisters by Carroll to pass the time during a 5-mile boat ride. The story was so well loved by Alice that she pleaded with Carroll to write it down for her. It took him 2 years, but eventually it was given to Alice in hand-written form on November 26th, 1864.

A publisher friend of the Liddells saw it and asked Mrs Liddell to persuade Carroll to publish it. Carroll lengthened it and had it illustrated and it was published by Macmillan on July 4, 1865.

What was Lewis Carroll other than the author of 'Alice in Wonderland'?

Apart from writing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll also wrote its sequel, Through the Looking Glass as well as two other novels and numerous poems and articles.

His real name was Charles Dodgson, and he was a mathematician and logician as well as a lecturer in Mathematics at Christ Church College, Oxford. He was also an Anglican deacon and an amateur photographer.

What did Lewis Carroll study in college?

Lewis Carroll studied mathematics at Oxford University.

What did Lewis Carroll write?

Lewis Carroll's most famous works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass.

He also wrote many other pieces of literature, including poems and short stories. The best known of these are the poem, The Hunting of the Snark, and the novel Sylvie and Bruno.

As well as these he published several academic works under his real name, Charles Dodgson; for example, An Elementary Treatise on Determinants, With Their Application to Simultaneous Linear Equations and Algebraic Equations.

Lewis Carroll's most famous works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass.

He also wrote many other pieces of literature, including poems and short stories. The best known of these are the poem, The Hunting of the Snark, and the novel Sylvie and Bruno.

As well as these he published several academic works under his real name, Charles Dodgson; for example, An Elementary Treatise on Determinants, With Their Application to Simultaneous Linear Equations and Algebraic Equations

Below is a list of his major works:

1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

1869 Phantasmagoria (A collection of poems)

1872 Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there

1876 The Hunting of the Snark (A long nonsense poem written in a mock-heroic style)

1879 Euclid and his Modern Rivals (a play written in defence of Euclid's approach to the teaching of geometry)

1879 Doublets (a word game)

1883 Rhyme? And Reason? (A poetry collection - includes The Hunting of the Snark as illustrated by Henry Holiday as well as Phantasmagoria and other poems)

1885 A Tangled Tale (A series of short stories, each containing one or more puzzles.)

1886 The Game of Logic. (An elementary text on logic)

1886 Alice's Adventures under Ground (The facsimile of the original manuscript of the story as presented to Alice Liddell)

1889 The Nursery "Alice" (An adaption of the Alice for younger children)

1889 Sylvie and Bruno 1893 Sylvie and Bruno Concluded (The second and concluding part of the Sylvie and Bruno story)

1896 Symbolic Logic Part I Elementary (The first part of Carroll's major textbook on logic)

source: The Lewis Carroll Society website - see Related Links below

Where did Lewis Carroll live?

He was born in Daresbury, Cheshire, England.

His family moved several times but he ended up entering Christ Church College at Oxford University and stayed there working, studying, writing, and living for the rest of his life


Where is Lewis Carroll buried?

He is buried in Guildford Cemetery in Surrey.

Lewis Carroll enjoyed reasonably good health until the moderately advanced age (for the time) of 66, then died suddenly in 1898 of pneumonia.

A Sea Dirge by Lewis Carroll?

A Sea Dirge by Lewis Carroll

THERE are certain things - as, a spider, a ghost,
The income-tax, gout, an umbrella for three -
That I hate, but the thing that I hate the most
Is a thing they call the Sea.

Pour some salt water over the floor -
Ugly I'm sure you'll allow it to be:
Suppose it extended a mile or more,
THAT'S very like the Sea.

Beat a dog till it howls outright -
Cruel, but all very well for a spree:
Suppose that he did so day and night,
THAT would be like the Sea.

I had a vision of nursery-maids;
Tens of thousands passed by me -
All leading children with wooden spades,
And this was by the Sea.

Who invented those spades of wood?
Who was it cut them out of the tree?
None, I think, but an idiot could -
Or one that loved the Sea.

It is pleasant and dreamy, no doubt, to float
With 'thoughts as boundless, and souls as free':
But, suppose you are very unwell in the boat,
How do you like the Sea?

There is an insect that people avoid
(Whence is derived the verb 'to flee').
Where have you been by it most annoyed?
In lodgings by the Sea.

If you like your coffee with sand for dregs,
A decided hint of salt in your tea,
And a fishy taste in the very eggs -
By all means choose the Sea.

And if, with these dainties to drink and eat,
You prefer not a vestige of grass or tree,
And a chronic state of wet in your feet,
Then - I recommend the Sea.

For I have friends who dwell by the coast -
Pleasant friends they are to me!
It is when I am with them I wonder most
That anyone likes the Sea.

They take me a walk: though tired and stiff,
To climb the heights I madly agree;
And, after a tumble or so from the cliff,
They kindly suggest the Sea.

I try the rocks, and I think it cool
That they laugh with such an excess of glee,
As I heavily slip into every pool
That skirts the cold cold Sea.

What is the setting of Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll?

Jaberwocky is a nonsense poem set in a nonsense land, but Lewis Carroll suggests it is set on the same island as his later nonsense epic, The Hunting of the Snark. The most we find out about this island is that the view from the beach "consists of chasms and crags". This island is also inhabited by jubjub birds, bandersnatches, snarks, and, of course, the jabberwock.

The full text of The Hunting of the Snark can be found by following the related link below.

What type of poetry did Lewis Carroll write?

Well lewis Carroll writes poems like fantasy poems and incorporates nonsence poems.

im smart ur not rolf

How are Alice and Lewis Carroll the same?

The Alice from our beloved hildhood story is somewhat similar to the man behind the book himself. First, some background check: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, later to go by the pseudonym 'Lewis Carroll', had an awkward appearance and his irrepressible stammer and partial deafness hindered his social life, so he always felt uneasy around adults. Though he was a professor of mathematics at the prestigious Oxford University, he didn't enjoy the stiffness of the adult world; through his eyes, they were defined by rules and cold logic and molded by the chaotic, distorted politics of the time. He was, however, most comfortable around children, particularly young girls, with whom he let his imagination roam free and developed his outstanding story-telling skills. Thus, we can see Carroll's dilemma: he was caught in the world between childhood and adulthood and perhaps suffered from a nostalgia for the past. This same sort of confusion can be seen with Alice. As she eats the mystery cake and drinks from the non-poisonous bottle, she grows and shrinks randomly, but never seems able to fit through the coveted door. We can interpret this as a symbolic reference to the confusion and chaos between two identities: one still in childhood, and one entering the real world of adulthood. However, it is actually the opposite since Alice is transitioning from the world of reality to the world of fantasy, or wonderland, so we can say she is moving from the world of strict adults, backwards, to where she is free and liberated in a fantasy world. This may show how Lewis Carroll attempted to move through his life. by befriending little girls and young children (but not boys), he tried to move backwards to a time where he was a child.

Did Lewis Carroll write Alice in Wonderland in Humboldt Park?

No, the only "Alice in Wonderland" books he wrote were Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the sequel Through the Looking Glass


No, Lewis Carroll wrote Alice in Wonderland in Oxford, England.

How did Lewis Carroll die?

Lewis Carroll died of pneumonia on January 14, 1898 after suffering a bout of influenza.
He was 65 years old, two weeks from his 66th birthday. He died at his sister's home in Guildford England.

Lewis Carroll is the pen name of Charles Dodgson, who wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

What was Lewis Carroll's real name?

Lewis Carroll's real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. As he was a deacon at Christ Church College, Oxford University, he is given the title Reverend, so his name is often given as Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He wrote books about mathematics using his real name.

What is the central idea of the poem 'Beautiful Soup' by Lewis Carroll?

This is from Alice in Wonderland. And ah the painful irony (and I'm told that Americans don't do irony) of a turtle singing about turtle soup, in the same way that a turkey might sing about Christmas dinner/Thanksgiving dinner or Hilary Clinton might sing the praises of the fabulous Barack Hussain Obama.