Lewis Carroll was the pen name of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Jan 27, 1832 - Jan 14, 1898). In addition to his accomplshments as an author, Carroll was a mathematician, logician, photographer and Anglican clergyman. Writing in the genre referred to as 'literary nonsense,' his most celebrated works are The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
Carroll's gift to young Alice Liddell, a story for her enjoyment while rowing in a boat, became a gift benefitting us all. “One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”