|Real name Charles Lutwidge Dodgeson. He studied at Oxford, took orders in 1861, and became a lecturer in mathematics (1855-81). His nursery tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass (1872), quickly became classics. "Alice', to whom the story was originally related during boating excursions, was the second daughter (who died in 1934) of Henry George Liddell, the head of his Oxford college. He wrote a great deal of humorous verse, such as "The Hunting of the Snark' (1876), as well as several mathematical works. He lived much of his life in the N of England. "The Walrus and the Carpenter' was written on Whitburn Sands, Sunderland, and most of "Jabberwocky' was also composed in Whitburn, where there is a statue in his memory.|
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