Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, best known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was born in the village of Daresbury, in England in 1832. The eldest boy of 11 children, Carroll excelled in mathematics and won many prizes. At age 20, he was awarded a place at Christ Church College, Oxford University. An accomplished Victorian he was a lecturer in mathematics, a photographer, an essayist, pamphleteer and poet.
Judith John (Glossary) is a writer and editor specializing in literature and history. She has worked as an editor on major educational projects, including English A: Literature for the Pearson International Baccalaureate series. Judith's major research interests include Romantic and Gothic literature, and Renaissance drama.