Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known by his pseudonym Lewis Carroll is a british writer, photographer, and mathematician born January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire and died January 14, 1898 in Guildford.
He is famous for writing Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Trough the Looking-Glass. He also wrote poems like The Hunting of the Snark and Jabberwocky, there are all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He was also known for his facility at word play.
He began to write poetry and short stories from a young age, he sent them to various magazines, enjoying a moderate success, these works were humorous, sometimes satirical. His first work under the name of Lewis Carroll was a romantic poem called Solitude, this name is a play on his real name Charles Lutwige translated in Latin as « Carolus Ludovicus » and then translate back to english as « Carroll Lewis ».
Charles became a teacher at the Oxford’s Christ Chruch College in 1855, old math students of Lewis Carroll have said that his courses were boring. In 1856 he worked with the magazine The Train for published his photos under the name of Lewis Carroll, he bought his first camera in London March 18, 1856. A few days later, he photographed the Cathedral of the Christ Church College and took for models the three Liddell little girls whose Alice who inspired him for the main character of Alice in Wonderland.