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Carroll, Lewis.
Jan. 27, 1832: Lewis Carroll is born as Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in Daresbury, near Warrington. He is the eldest son of Charles Dodgson, incumbent of Daresbury, later archdeacon of Richmond and one of
the canons of Ripon Cathedral. His mother is Frances Jane Lutwidge.
1844: Carroll starts school in Richmond, Yorkshire. Being only 12 years old he displays quaint precocity and is interested in biology and mathematics, especially logarithms. He also writes his early plays for marionettes.
1846: He enters Rugby. He starts writing and illustrating for ‚The Rectory Umbrella.‘
May 23, 1850: Carroll enters Christ Church in Oxford. In his second year he earns first-class honours in mathematical and second-class honours in Classical and moderations.
Jan 24, 1851: He starts to his residence in Oxford, more or less his home town until he dies.
Dec 18, 1854: After having places in the first class in the final mathematical school and in the third class in Uteres humaniores Carroll graduates B.A.
1855: Carroll starts working as a mathematical lecturer (until 1881).
1856: Carroll starts to write for ‚The Train.‘ The editor is responsible for his pseudonym, deriving ‚Lewis‘ from ‚Lutwidge‘ and ‚Carroll‘ from ‚Charles.‘
1857: He proceeds M.A.
Dec. 22, 1861: Carroll is ordained deacon and starts lecturing to children – not always on Bible subjects but also narrating from his books. Children also became his chosen intimates. His shyness always prevented him from carrying friendships other than by letters.
June 1865: ‚ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,‘ is first published. The story was written for Dean Liddell’s second daughter Alice. The book is removed from the shelves immediately after its release because of defectively printed illustrations by John Tenniel. It is re-published in November of the same year.
1867: Carroll accompanies Dr. Liddon on a journey to Russia. Though he almost took no more part in the daily college life, he always cared for Oxford matters and the discussions that took place in his home town. Besides his local interest he also wrote a lot of letters to London newspapers on various subjects.
1871: The sequel to ‚Alice‘, named „Through the Looking Class‘ becomes a bestseller.
1876: ‚ The Hunting of the Snark,‘ hits the market. It is a technically brilliant but still bewildering story in verse and defying students until today.
1879: ‚Euclid and his Modern Rivals‘ is Carroll’s most valuable contribution to mathematics. Though in a dramatic form it provides valuable insights on Euclid’s geometry. Most of his other works on mathematical subjects are of no real value.
1886: Mr. Savile Clarke dramatizes the two ‚Alice‘ stories.
1889: ‚Sylvie and Bruno‘, a book for children, is released.
1893: The sequel to ‚Sylvie and Bruno‘, ‚Sylvie and Bruno Concluded‘ appears on the shelves. The first time the wide acceptance was not as expected. The story with its perceived mixture of drolliness for children and theological dogmas fails to find its audience.
Jan 14, 1898: Carroll dies at Guildford, where his sister lives.
These books add to Carroll’s complete bibliography:
• Syllabus of Plane Algebraical Geometry, Oxford, 1860.
• Formulae of Plane Trigonometry, Oxford, 1861.
• An Elementary Treatise on Determinants, London, 1867.
• Phantasmagoria and other Poems, London, 1876.
• Euclid, Books I and II, London, 1882.
• Rhyme? or Reason?, London, 1883.
• The Principles of Parliamentary Representation, London, 1884.
• A Tangled Tale, London, 1885.
• The Game of Logic, London, 1887.
• Curiosa Mathematica, 3 parts, London, 1888-93.
• The Nursery Alice, London, 1890.
• Symbolic Logic, London, 1896.

The Hunting Of The Snark

The Hunting Of The Snark – Lewis Carroll The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is usually thought of as a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll in 1874, when he was already 42 years old and after … Weiterlesen

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Through The Looking-Glass

Through The Looking-Glass – Lewis Carroll „Through the Looking-Glass“, and What Alice Found There is the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make it a kind of mirror image of Wonderland: the … Weiterlesen

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Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland – Lewis Carroll This is the sequel to the book „Sylvia and Bruno“, a sentimental novel about two fairy children, first published in 1889, and forms the last novel Lewis Carroll published during his lifetime. This … Weiterlesen

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Sylvie And Bruno Concluded

Sylvie And Bruno Concluded – Lewis Carroll This is the sequel to the book „Sylvia and Bruno“, a sentimental novel about two fairy children, first published in 1889, and forms the last novel Lewis Carroll published during his lifetime. This … Weiterlesen

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Sylvie And Bruno

Sylvie And Bruno – Lewis Carroll Sylvia and Bruno, first published in 1889, forms the last novel Lewis Carroll published during his lifetime. The volume was illustrated by Harry Furniss. The novel has two main plots; one set in the … Weiterlesen

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