May 01, 2022 1 Comment
Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a Victorian Renaissance man who was born on January 27, 1832. He took photos in the early days of photography; he was an excellent mathematician, poet, satirist, philosopher, and inventor.
Since their publication nearly 150 years ago, Lewis Carroll's works Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1871) have captivated countless readers as one of the great producers of 'literary nonsense.' Many people associate the name "Lewis Carroll" with children's books.
You will enjoy these 5 interesting facts about this celebrated children's author if you've just seen him through the looking glass.
Lewis Carroll had a difficult upbringing. At a young age, a fever left him deaf in one ear, he developed a stammer, which he dubbed "hesitation." It stayed with him throughout his adult life.
Dodgson was a great logician who made significant contributions to the fields of linear algebra, geometry, and puzzle-making. From An Elementary Treatise on Determinants, With Their Application to Simultaneous Linear Equations and Algebraic Equations through The Game of Logic to The Theory of Committees and Elections, he produced over a dozen works.
He developed the first printed proof of the Kronecker-Capelli theorem and a conceptual paradigm for better governmental representation, among other things.
So much about Dodgson's life is shrouded in mystery, including his refusal to become a priest, which went against Christ Church's statutes during his time there. Finally, on December 22, 1861, he was ordained as a deacon, although he had to beg Dean Liddell to escape becoming a priest. His stammer appears to be one plausible explanation for why he turned down the priesthood once more, although there's no evidence that it hampered his preaching ability.
Carroll also keeps track of the time. So it's only fitting that the author, also a mathematician, approached his afternoon tea in such a systematic and accurate manner!
Sylvie and Bruno, his final novel, was published in two volumes in 1889 and 1893, but the complexity of the work was obviously not recognized by contemporary readers, as it received poor reviews and only 13,000 copies were sold.
Lewis Carroll may seem charmingly British to American ears, but Charles Lutwidge Dodgson is even more so. According to the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, Dodgson chose his pen name in 1856 because he was modest and wanted to keep his personal life private.
On the 14th of January 1898, Dodgson died of pneumonia caused by influenza at his sisters' home, "The Chestnuts," in Guildford, Surrey. He was only two weeks away from turning 66. His funeral was held in St Mary's Church, which was close by.
We all have enjoyed Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland in one form or another. over the years books have been printed reprinted in many forms and movies made. Now we both now a little more about the author. You can find any of Lewis Carrol's books that i have in stock here. Enjoy!
Happy reading, Pam of Reading Vintage
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