See Article History Alternative Title: His poem The Hunting of the Snark is nonsense literature of the highest order. Early life Dodgson was the eldest son and third child in a family of seven girls and four boys born to Frances Jane Lutwidge, the wife of the Rev.
Biographical Information The third child and the eldest son of eleven children, Carroll was born in the parsonage in Daresbury, Cheshire on January 27, Inhis father, a country clergyman, accepted a more lucrative position in Croft, Yorkshire, a post that also provided a larger parsonage for the family of thirteen.
He began writing at an early age, producing poems and stories for the amusement of his siblings as well as a series of illustrated magazines for his family.
He produced a number of scholarly works on mathematics and symbolic logic and tutored countless students, including young women denied admission to the all-male university, in both subjects.
Inhe became a deacon in the Church of England but decided not to take holy orders. After the death of his father inCarroll assumed responsibility for his unmarried sisters, establishing a home for them in Guildford in Surrey.
Carroll never married and had no children of his own, but he was devoted to a succession of little girls he had befriended. Both works were published under the name Lewis Carroll, a pseudonym Carroll adopted in He published all of his poetry and fiction under that name, although he continued to produce scholarly texts under his own name.
Carroll died at the age of sixty-five in Guildford.
Famously innovative for their unconventional use of language, the stories were also among the first non-didactic, non-moralizing texts aimed at children. His serious verse, published in several collections, is considered uninspired and is largely forgotten today.
The later novels Sylvie and Bruno and Sylvie and Bruno Concluded were his only fictional works aimed at an adult reading audience. Far more serious and didactic than the Alice stories, the two texts have often been treated by critics as a single, two-volume work, and occasionally as a fairly conventional Victorian novel.
They have been reprinted countless times in a wide variety of editions and have been translated into virtually every modern language.
The two books were originally considered nonsense for the amusement of children and were considered unworthy of analysis by serious scholars.
Beginning in the s, however, the Alice stories and the nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark have attracted increasing attention from literary critics and philosophers. In addition to the much-documented phallic and womb imagery of his fiction, his extreme fondness for pre-adolescent girls—he often took them on overnight outings and photographed many of them nude—made Carroll a suspicious character in his own time and even more so today.
His own uncompromising standards, his forthright, pious nature would not permit it. Besides he loved innocence so, how could he ever violate it?
Polhemus seems to agree:Lewis Carroll Homework Help Questions. the theme of this poemi want to know how Lewis Carol had brought out the theme of this poem" You The theme comes from humor, and satire. Oxford has a rich literary history and counts numerous influential writers amongst it's alumna.
Come with me a walking tour of Oxford's literary history. This is a Literary Tour of . Nov 15, · Carroll's best-known works, all produced under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, were his fantasy novels, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
We can conclude that Lewis Carroll was a very eccentric man, both in his life and his writing, and it is rather plausible that many of the unique episodes in his literature can be attributed to similar experiences he encountered in his life.
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