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Robert Louise Stevenson
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H.G. Wells

Father of Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Jabberwock and the Jubjub bird!

Born in England as Charles Lutwidge Dodgson on January 27, 1832, in the village of Daresbury, Cheshire. He was the third child and eldest son of Reverend Charles Dodgson and Frances Jane Lutwidge; he had three brothers and seven sisters.

Carroll met Alice Liddell in 1856. He invented the character named after her during a memorable rowing trip (with her and her sisters) in the summer of 1862. While parts of the story were inspired by events that occurred during this expedition, most of it was simply made up, on the spot, to entertain the three girls.

He did considerably expand on the original material, however, over the course of the three years which followed, before Alice's adventures in Wonderland was finally released in 1865.

Carroll wrote the sequel, Through the looking glass, in 1871.

Aside from his fiction writing, Carroll was also a poet, an inventor and a logician. But, most of all, he was a mathematician and a teacher.

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson died of pneumonia on January 14, 1898 -- two weeks before what would have been his 66th birthday.

Dec. 2012 - Alice in Wonderland (Timeless Gems #1)

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