Lewis Carroll (pseudonym for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), was an English author famous for his writings such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems The Hunting of the Snark and Jabberwocky.
The first book of Alice, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) gained tremendous commercial success. A girl named Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (Wonderland). This world is populated by fantastic creatures. The tale plays with logic and language, a favorite topic for children and adults alike. The narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, and became part of the ordinary consciousness of everyday life. The sequel Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (1871) Lewis Carroll wrote to Alice reflects a somewhat darker mood.
He died in 1898 at the age of 65, of pneumonia following influenza.