Lewis Carroll

  • He led a double-life, by giving himself two names: Lewis Carroll was the name he invented when he wrote children’s literature and poetry, while he used his real name, Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson for teaching mathematics at the University of Oxford.


  • He suffered from a stutter when he spoke, and as a result it is assumed that he partially based the character of the Dodo Bird in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on himself: “Dodo” was how he would pronounce “Dodgson.”


  • Have you ever played Scrabble? Well, you have Carroll to thank for that, as he invented an early version of the word game.


  • From childhood, Carroll enjoyed drawing as well as writing and even illustrated the first handwritten copy of Alice.