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Alice in Wonderland Lesson Plan

About the Author

Born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in Cheshire, on January 27, 1832, the man who would become Lewis Carroll was an eccentric and an eclectic whose varied works have entertained, edified, enlightened, and evaded readers for over a century.

The son of a vicar and his first cousin, Dodgson was a precocious child who showed early interest in both writing and mathematics. After studying mathematics at Christ Church, Oxford, from 1850-1854, Dodgson was appointed to a lectureship. There at Christ Church he continued studying, remained unmarried, and prepared for holy orders for almost 30 years. Although he never reached the priesthood, he did reach the level of deacon. During his very successful...

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