Real name Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, he was the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, and what Alice Found There. He also wrote "Jabberwocky" and a poem depicting a practice we naturally find cruel and barbaric here. Also Sylvie and Bruno and more lesser-known works.
Dodgson was also a mathematician who published several works on logic. As one might expect, these are filled with Textbook Humor and nonsensical examples, illustrating the point that in logic what matters is the form of propositions and not their content.
Works by Lewis Carroll with their own trope pages include:
- Alice in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass)
- "The Hunting of the Snark"
- Sylvie and Bruno
Other works by Lewis Carroll provide examples of:
- Comically Missing the Point: Citation needed, but he released Alice in Wonderland at the same time as a book of his on mathematical theory. Queen Victoria was so charmed by Alice that she requested Carroll produce another book like his latest. A short time later he sent her a new math textbook, hot off the presses.
- This story, though entertaining, is sadly apocryphal. Dodgson was asked about it and said that though he wished it had happened, it did not.
- He Also Did
- Instructional Dialogue (though not so much in the Alice books as in his less famous mathematical writings)
- Midword Rhyme: in "Poeta Fit, Non Nascitur."
- Our Ghosts Are Different
- Speech Impediment: Suffered from a stutter throughout a life, which possibly inspired him caricaturing himself as the Dodo in Alice in Wonderland, referring to the difficulty he had in pronouncing the start of his own surname.
- This Is My Name on Foreign
- Wanton Cruelty to the Common Comma