Picture of Lewis Carroll


Lifetime: 1832 - 1898 Passed: ≈ 126 years ago


Author, Illustrator, Poet, Mathematician, Photographer, Teacher, Inventor



Lewis Carroll

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ( 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer of children's fiction, notably Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass. He was noted for his facility with word play, logic, and fantasy. The poems Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark are classified in the genre of literary nonsense. He was also a mathematician, photographer, inventor and Anglican deacon.

Books by Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Cover image

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Fantasy Fiction Novel
Children's Literature Comics Literary nonsense Fantastique

An acclaimed children’s classic depicting the odd, but riveting journeys of the curious Alice as she explores the surreal world of Wonderland. Written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson or better known under his pseudonym Lewis Caroll, this episodic novel i...

Through the Looking-Glass Cover image

Through the Looking-Glass

Fiction Novel
Children's Literature Reflection Reversal

If you've read and loved Alice in Wonderland, you wouldn't want to miss reading about her further adventures, the strange and fantastical creatures she meets and the delightful style and word-play that made the first book so appealing. Through the Lo...

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Love Courage Evil Goodness

"Jabberwocky" is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll about the killing of a creature named "the Jabberwock". It was included in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass, the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). The book tells of Al...

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The Hunting of the Snark

Literary nonsense Myths Legends Ballads

The Hunting of the Snark, subtitled An Agony in 8 Fits, is a poem by the English writer Lewis Carroll. It is typically categorised as a nonsense poem. Written between 1874 and 1876, it borrows the setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words...

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Alice's Adventures Underground

Adventure Fairy Tale
Animal Children Literature Journey Childhood Classics Fantastic Fiction

One of the best-known works of Victorian literature, its narrative, structure, characters and imagery have had huge influence on popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre. The book has never been out of print and has been transl...

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Sylvie and Bruno Concluded

Fairy Tale
Children Adventure Children's Literature Myths Legends Mortality

The fairy-children Sylvie and Bruno are charming whenever they appear, their fairy companions such as the Professor delight in taking ideas to their logical (and humorous) conclusions, and many nonsense songs are sung. Meanwhile, the mortals (compris...

Alice in Wonderland (Dramatization)  Cover image

Alice in Wonderland (Dramatization)

Fantasy Novel
Young Children Imagery Literary nonsense Literature Culture

A young girl named Alice falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world of anthropomorphic creatures. It is seen as an example of the literary nonsense genre.

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A Tangled Tale

Short Story Children Christianity Church Mathematics

Lewis Carroll is best known for 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. It is less widely known that he worked as a lecturer for mathematics at Christ Church college, Oxford for 27 years. 'A tangled tale' merges his two talents as storyteller and mathema...

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Young Imaginative Poems Explore Classics Prose

It is a whimsical and imaginative story that takes the reader on a journey through a fantastical world. Written by the famous author of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", this book is a must-read for fans of Carroll's unique style of writing and any...

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Child of the Pure Unclouded Brow

Innocence Spirit Children Imagery Poems Discovery Verses Fortnightly Imagination

In this, Lewis Carroll paints a poetic tapestry that transports readers into a world where reality dances with fantasy. Prepare to be captivated by Carroll's mesmerizing verses as he unravels a tale that celebrates the wonder, innocence, and limitles...

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Sylvie and Bruno

The novel has two main plots; one set in the real world at the time the book was published (the Victorian era), the other in the fictional world of Fairyland. While the latter plot is a fairy tale with many nonsense elements and poems, similar to Car...

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Beautiful Soup

LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 different recordings of Beautiful Soup by Lewis Carroll. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of April 1st, 2007.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (abridged)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a work of children's literature by the English mathematician and author, the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, written under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a r...

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Alice Pleasance Liddell

LibriVox volunteers bring you 23 different recordings of Alice Pleasance Liddell by Lewis Carroll. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of June 17th, 2007.

You are Old, Father William Cover image

You are Old, Father William

LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 different recordings of You are Old, Father William by Lewis Carroll. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of July 20th, 2008.

Aventuroj de Alicio en Mirlando Cover image

Aventuroj de Alicio en Mirlando

La aventuroj de Alicio en Mirlando (angle Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) estas verko de porinfana literaturo de la brita matematikisto kaj verkisto, pastro Charles Lutwidge Dodgson sub plumnomo Lewis Carroll. Ĝi rakontas la historion de knabino no...

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Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland

Die Titelheldin Alice wird während eines langweiligen Picknicks mit ihrer Schwester auf ein weißes Kaninchen aufmerksam, dem sie schließlich in dessen Bau folgt. Dabei landet sie in einer traumartigen Unterwelt, die vor Paradoxa und Absurditäten nur...

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Alice in Wonderland (Drama)

A dramatization of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass for the stage. In this version, Alice goes through the looking glass and encounters a variety of strange and wonderful creatures from favorite scenes of...

Avventure d'Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie Cover image

Avventure d'Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie

Traduzione italiana del celebre romanzo fantastico di Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (meglio noto sotto lo pseudonimo di Lewis Carroll) fatta dal suo amico Teodorico Pietrocola. La traduzione di Pietrocola in un italiano ottocentesco garbato e ironico ci...

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Phantasmagoria and other poems

This is a collection of numerous lesser known poems by Lewis Carroll, with a tendency towards entertaining nonsense verses and unusual approaches to subject matter. Some of the poems are rather meta or introspective in content. Overall, this is a lig...

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Three Sunsets and Other Poems

Lewis Carroll's most enduring works are the Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, but he also wrote some very interesting poetry. The poems in this particular volume are called "serious" in the preface, and though they are written in Lewis Carroll's acc...

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Rhyme? And Reason?

"I have had nor rhyme nor reason" is inscribed on the cover page of this book. These poems are then also some of the most phantastic poems published by Lewis Carroll, including such famous verses as Phantasmagoria and The Hunting of the Snark. - Summ...

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Nursery ''Alice''

A shortened version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland . . . adapted by the author himself for children "from nought to five". . . . It is written as though the story is being read aloud by someone who is also talking to the child listener, with man...

Alicia en el País de las Maravillas (abreviado) Cover image

Alicia en el País de las Maravillas (abreviado)

La entrada de Alicia en el panorama de las letras castellanas se produjo, en realidad, el 15 de noviembre de 1914 con la primera entrega de una versión que vio la luz en las páginas de una revista juvenil editada en Madrid, Los Muchachos. Semanario c...

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