Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll is the pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson who was born on January 27, 1832. He is most famous for his novel, Alice in Wonderland published in 1865.

Here are some fun facts about Lewis Carroll:

  • Lewis Carroll was not only an author but also a mathematician, photographer, logician, and  angelican deacon.
  • He was an inventor. 
  • Carroll suffered from migraines and seizures 
  • Published the drama, Euclid and His Modern Rivals, in 1879, but it was never performed as a play in his lifetime. 
  • The manuscript of Alice's Adventures given to Alice Liddell (who inspired the book) as a Christmas gift in 1864.
  • Alice in Wonderland was published in 1865 and has never gone out of print. 
Famous quotes by Lewis Carroll
  • "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there"
  • “But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. 
    Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad." 
    How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice. 
    You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here.” (Alice in Wonderland)
  • “Do you know, I always thought unicorns were fabulous monsters, too? I never saw one alive before!"
    Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn, "if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you.” (Alice in Wonderland)
  • "Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."


  1. I have a biography of him on my shelf I've yet to read. I really need to get to it.

    1. From the little bit that I've read about him he was a very peculiar man. I bet it would be a fascinating read though.


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