A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge
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Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge
Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge ("Lewis Carroll") (1832-1898).—Mathematician and writer of books for children, s. of a clergyman at Daresbury, Cheshire, was ed. at Rugby and Oxf. After taking orders he was appointed lecturer on mathematics, on which subject he pub. several valuable treatises. His fame rests, however, on his books for children, full of ingenuity and delightful humour, of which Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and its sequel, Through the Looking-glass, are the best.