[[caption-width-right:325: The man himself.]]

Real name Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), he was the author of ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' and its sequel, ''[[Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass Through the Looking Glass, and what Alice Found There]]''. He also wrote "Literature/{{Jabberwocky}}" and [[Literature/TheHuntingOfTheSnark a poem depicting a practice we naturally find cruel and barbaric here]]. Also ''Literature/SylvieAndBruno'' and more lesser-known works.

A popular source for the PublicDomainCharacter and still more, the ShoutOut.

Dodgson was also a mathematician who published several works on logic. As one might expect, these are filled with TextbookHumor and nonsensical examples, illustrating the point that in logic what matters is the form of propositions and not their content. His favorite number seems to have been 42.

!!Works by Lewis Carroll with their own trope pages include:

* ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' (1864) and its sequel, ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass'' (1871)
** "Literature/{{Jabberwocky}}", a poem inserted in ''Through the Looking-Glass''
* ''Literature/TheHuntingOfTheSnark'' (1874)
* ''Literature/SylvieAndBruno'' (1889, 1893)
!!Other works by Lewis Carroll provide examples of:

* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Citation needed, but he released ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' at the same time as a book of his on mathematical theory. QueenVictoria 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.
* FriendToAllChildren: Especially the ''real'' Alice.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Chataway Gertrude Chataway]] was also a close friend.
* HeAlsoDid: Aside from his work in mathematics, he was also an Anglican deacon and in his time, a well-known photographer.
* InstructionalDialogue (though not so much in the Alice books as in his less famous mathematical writings)
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Alice. Yes, she was real.
* MidwordRhyme: in "Poeta Fit, Non Nascitur."
* {{Neologism}}
* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* {{Portmanteau}}: ''Through the Looking-Glass'' is the TropeNamer.
* RotatingArcs: When you start reading the puzzle-story sequence "A Tangled Tale", originally serialised in ''The Monthly Packet'', it appears that each "Knot" (chapter) is a seperate one-off story. It's not until Knot IV that we return to the characters from Knot I, and it slowly becomes apparent that the whole thing is indeed a single [[KudzuPlot tangled tale]].
* SameFaceDifferentName: His books on mathematics were published under his real name, Charles Dodgeson. But when it came time for him to write fantasy novels, he used the name "Lewis Carroll", the name by which he is far better known today.
* SpeechImpediment: 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.
* ThisIsMyNameOnForeign
* ThriftyScot: In "The Lang Coortin'".
* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma: He held the view that the single apostrophe in the words "can't", "shan't" and "won't" weren't doing the job of indicating ''all'' the missing letters, so he wrote them "ca'n't", "sha'n't" and "wo'n't".