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By James Champlin Fernald
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- English author; Charles Dodgson was an Oxford don of mathematics who is remembered for the children's stories he wrote under pen name Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. A notable English humorist; born near Warrington, Jan. 27, 1832; died at Guildford, England, 14, 1898. His fame is based on the stories-nominally for nursery, but only appreciable in their full merit by adults- "Alice's Adventures Wonderland"(1865), and its sequel "Through Looking-Glass"(1872). They are fantasy-fables, what seems pure nonsense, really largely "reductions to absurdity" illogical popular usages language or reasoning. have been translated into most languages Europe. Some excellent nonsense verse also found collections "Phantasmagoria"(1869), poem "The Hunting Snark"(1876), inferior prose fairy-tale "Sylvie Bruno". author has published several works mathematics logic, both serious humorous form.