Saturday, January 27, 2007

Lewis Carroll's Birthday

Lewis Carroll was born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, North West England. Born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Lewis Carroll took orders in 1861 and lived all his adult life in Oxford, as a Lecturer in Mathematics and Logic at the University of Oxford. The character of Alice in his famous children's books is based on Mary Liddell, the daughter of the Dean of Christ Church College, for whom he invented Alice's
Adventures in Wonderland
whilst on a boat trip on the River Thames. If you're interested in Alice's tales, you may be interested in The Annotated Alice: Definitive Edition with Tenniel's famous illustrations and annotations by Martin Gardner.

3 comments:

Andrea said...

He was also famous for being a pioneer of photography...

Michele said...

Yes I know - but this is a reminder it's his birthday, today, not a complete biography !

Little Willow said...

Happy birthday, Charles!