Lewis Carroll

Standard Name: Carroll, Lewis
Birth Name: Charles Dodgson
Pseudonym: Lewis Carroll


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Education Jan Morris
Morris's mother, who liked to have several books in different languages on the go at the same time, taught eclectic reading to her child. Both Lewis CarrollAlice in Wonderland and Mark TwainHuckleberry Finn made a great impression...
Education Enid Blyton
Enid later recalled in vivid detail the first school she went to, Tresco, which was run by the Misses Read in their private house. She recalled, too, the most important texts among her early reading:...
Education Leonora Carrington
One of LC 's first teachers was her nanny, Mary Kavanagh , who tutored Leonora and told her ghost stories. When LC was a child she was also exposed to stories by Beatrix Potter ,...
Education Agatha Christie
By the time Agatha was born, Clara Miller believed that girls ought not to learn to read before the age of eight. Defiantly, Agatha taught herself to read at five. She eagerly devoured Lewis Carroll
Education Carol Ann Duffy
Formative books for the child CAD were Lewis Carroll 's Alice in Wonderland (a gift from her grandfather when she was seven), Richmal Crompton 's William books (I was William the anarchist and rebel...
Education Susan Hill
Although not a Catholic, she went to a convent school in Scarborough, where she set out to enlighten her school friends (who thought babies were grown from a packet in hospital, like plants from...
Education Elizabeth Taylor
Betty Coles's first reading was Beatrix Potter , then Lewis CarrollAlice in Wonderland and E. Nesbit , whose Bastable stories she read over and over again. Though her parents were not bookish people she progressed at...
Education Rose Tremain
At a younger age than this, Rosie did not care for Lewis Carroll 's Alice; she found her bossy and her predicaments baffling. Formative authors in her childhood included A. A. Milne (less the stories...
Family and Intimate relationships Menella Bute Smedley
According to scholar Andrew Sanders in the ODNB, she was also a cousin, through her mother, of the Dodgson family, and by passing on some writing by the future Lewis Carroll to her cousin...
Friends, Associates Rhoda Broughton
The sisters were in general popular in Oxford society, but Rhoda, although at first she dined regularly at the table of scholar Benjamin Jowett ,
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
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, was then ostracized in some...
Friends, Associates Christina Rossetti
Her literary connections expanded further with the publication of Goblin Market and Other Poems. Dora Greenwell approached her effusively by letter and Lewis Carroll was keen to photograph her and her family. In 1865...
Intertextuality and Influence Theodora Benson
While the title alludes to Lewis Carroll , the chapters are headed with quotations which begin with Shakespeare and Verlaine , move through such less usual sources as Punch and Rupert Brooke , and conclude...
Intertextuality and Influence Christina Rossetti
Arthur Munby read with strong admiration & pleasure
Hudson, Derek, and Arthur Joseph Munby. Munby, Man of Two Worlds. J. Murray.
a review copy before publication, remembering having heard Gabriel read some of these poems from manuscript years before. His diary pronounced them vigorous, sensuous, keenly observant...
Intertextuality and Influence Christina Rossetti
Indebted, as the Athenæum remarked, to Lewis Carroll 's Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Speaking Likenesses features fantastic creatures and happenings that mirror the internal audience's characters, often their faults.
Intertextuality and Influence Luce Irigaray
This book is made up of discrete pieces published in various books and journals between 1973 and 1976. They include critique of intellectual fathers like Freud and Lacan , analysis of the relationship between language...


After 31 March 1796: William Beckford burlesqued women writers...

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After 31 March 1796

William Beckford burlesqued women writers and attacked reactionary government in his novelModern Novel Writing, or the Elegant Enthusiast; and Interesting Emotions of Arabella Bloomville. A Rhapsodical Romance; Interspersed with Poetry, published as Lady Harriet Marlow.

4 March 1852: Alice Liddell, the original recipient of...

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4 March 1852

Alice Liddell , the original recipient of Lewis Carroll 's Alice works, was born on this date.

1865: Lewis Carroll published Alice's Adventures...

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Lewis Carroll published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

May 1866: Aunt Judy's Magazine began publication, founded...

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May 1866

Aunt Judy's Magazine began publication, founded by Margaret (Mrs Alfred) Gatty .

By 16 December 1871: Lewis Carroll published Through the Looking-Glass...

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By 16 December 1871

Lewis Carroll published Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (generally known as Alice Through the Looking-Glass).

By 8 April 1876: Lewis Carroll published his most popular...

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By 8 April 1876

Lewis Carroll published his most popular nonsense-poem, The Hunting of the Snark.

1882: The Society for Psychical Research was founded...

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The Society for Psychical Research was founded with the purpose of conducting objective scientific research into supernatural phenomena such as clairvoyance, telepathy, and mediumship.

1924: Una Ashworth Taylor's sketches of her family...

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Una Ashworth Taylor 's sketches of her family and personal friends, including Lewis Carroll , was titled Guests and Memories. Annals of a Seaside Villa.


Gardner, Martin, and Lewis Carroll. “Introduction and Notes”. The Annotated Alice, Wings Books, 1960.