LEWIS CARROLL (1832-1898)
- Alice in Wonderland
British logician, mathematician, and novelist.
An unmarried deacon and a lecturer in mathematics at Oxford,
he enjoyed the company of young girls. His novel Alice's Adventures
in Wonderland (1865; illustrated by J. Tenniel) is based on
stories he told to amuse young friends, especially Alice Liddell.
Its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass (1871), describes Alice's
further adventures. The two books, full of whimsy but also of
sophisticated wit and puzzles, became perhaps the most famous
and admired children's books in the world. His other works include
the narrative nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark (1876) and
the children's novels Sylvie and Bruno (1889) and Sylvie and Bruno
Concluded (1893). He was also an important early portrait photographer.