Lewis Carroll was born on January 27th, 1832. He was the eldest son and third child in a family of seven girls and four boys . Carroll was born in Daresbury , Chershire. His family lived isolated country village and had few friends. Lewis Carroll always invented games that would entertain his family because they always had a hard time entertaining themselvs. He attended Richmond School in 1844 - 1845 and then Rugby School in 1846 - 1850. During this period of time Carroll became very ill. Overrall Lewis was an English author , mathematician, and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. He also wrote poems such as "The hunting of the snark" and "Jabberwocky". carroll.jpg He was always remembered as a fine photographer of children and adults as well. However in 1880 he abandoned his hobby and altogether, feeling that it was taking up too much time that might be better spent. Lewis died in 1898 from bronchitis. He is buried in Mount Cemetery, near the home lewiscarroll.gifhe bought for his family.

by: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
MTILDA JANE, you never look At any toy or picture-book. I show you pretty things in vain-- You must be blind, Matilda Jane! I ask you riddles, tell you tales, But all our conversation fails. You never answer me again-- I fear you're dumb, Matilda Jane! Matilda darling, when I call, You never seem to hear at all. I shout with all my might and main-- But you're so deaf, Matilda Jane! Matilda Jane, you needn't mind, For, though you're deaf and dumb and blind, There's some one loves you, it is plain-- And that is me, Matilda Jane!

by: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
A BOAT, beneath a sunny sky Lingering onward dreamily In an evening of July-- Children three that nestle near, Eager eye and willing ear, Pleased a simple tale to hear-- Still she haunts me, phantomwise Alice moving under skies Never seen by waking eye Children yet, the tale to hear Children yet, the tale to hear, Eager eye and willing ear, Lovingly shall nestle near.
In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die. Ever drifting down the stream-- Lingering in the golden gleam-- Life, what is it but a dream?

In 1856 Lewis Carroll met Alice Leddell. She was a four year-old daughter of the head of Christ Church. The next few years Lewis made up stories for Alice Leddell and her sisters. In July, 1862 Lewis was at a picnic with the Alice and her sisters. Lewis repeated the adventures of a young girl who fell into a rabbit hole. Alice asked Lewis to write the story out of her, so he did. Calling it "Alice's Adventure Under Ground." His work was published in 1865. As Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. With Pictures by John Tenniel.

by: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
HOW doth the little crocodile

Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin!
How neatly spread his claws,

And welcomes little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!
external image carrol.jpgexternal image aliceliddell.jpgAlice Leddell.

One of Lewis Carroll's poems that I really liked is called "Size And Tears." This poem reminded me of a movie called "Felon." The part of this poem that reminded me of the movie was "They vanish in tobacco smoke, Those visionary maids--I feel a sharp and sudden poke Between the shoulder-blades-- "Why, Brown, my boy! You're growing stout!" I told you he would find me out!)." Most of what they described in this part of the poem is compared to the movie. I would write what the movie is about but I wouldn't know how to explain it in words.