Lewis Carroll

A major figure in Victorian literature, Lewis Carroll is renowned for his fantastical poetry and fiction, particularly his perennially popular tales of the young heroine Alice and her exploits in the magical realm of ... Read more »
Born: 01/27/1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, GB

Filmography

Writer (17)

Alice Through the Looking Glass 2016 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Alice in Wonderland 2010 (Movie)

(from novel: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland") (Source Material)

Malice in Wonderland 2010 (Movie)

(from novel "Alice in Wonderland") (Source Material)

Alice Through the Looking Glass 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Alice in Wonderland 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Adventures in Wonderland 1991 - 1995 (TV Show)

Book as Source Material

Alice 1988 (Movie)

("Alice's Adventures in Wonderland") (Source Material (from novel))

Wonderland U.S.A. 1988 (Movie)

("Alice's Adventures in Wonderland") (Source Material (from novel))

The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland 1987 (Movie)

("Alice's Adventures in Wonderland") (Source Material (from novel))

Alice in Wonderland 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Book as Source Material

Shadows From Light 1982 (Movie)

novel extract("Alice Through the Looking Glass") (Source Material (from novel))

Alice in Wonderland 1976 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Silent Cry 1976 (Movie)

("Alice's Adventures in Wonderland") (Source Material (from novel))

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1971 (Movie)

("Alice's Adventures in Wonderland") (Source Material (from novel))

Alice in Wonderland 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Alice in Wonderland 1950 (Movie)

("Alice's Adventures in Wonderland") (Source Material (from novel))

Alice Through the Looking Glass (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material
Other (2)

The Runaway Teapot 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Other

Jabberwocky 1977 (Movie)

from poem("Jabberwocky") (Other)

Biography

A major figure in Victorian literature, Lewis Carroll is renowned for his fantastical poetry and fiction, particularly his perennially popular tales of the young heroine Alice and her exploits in the magical realm of Wonderland. He was initially on track to become an Anglican clergyman, but his inquisitive nature led to his employment as a mathematics tutor at Oxford. Also an amateur artist, photographer and inventor, he initially garnered attention for his poetry, but found wider fame and recognition for <i>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland</i> (1865), which introduced both his ever-curious protagonist and her strange home away from home. The book quickly became a success, and Carroll was suddenly and quite unexpectedly famous. He returning to his scholarship but later published a poetry collection and subsequently unveiled the long awaited <i>Wonderland</i> sequel, <i>Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There</i> (1871). A few years later, Carroll published his last highly regarded work, the poem <i>The Hunting of the Snark</i> (1876). He died in 1898, and has been consistently cherished by generations the world over for his exceedingly clever way with words and uniquely warped imagination.

EDUCATION

Christ Church College, Oxford University

Milestones

2010

Tim Burton's big-budget version of "Alice in Wonderland" became a blockbuster.

1951

Disney's animated "Alice in Wonderland" debuted.

1933

Paramount Pictures released its adaptation of "Alice of Wonderland."

1903

The first silent film of "Alice of Wonderland" debuted.

1886

The play "Alice in Wonderland" opened in London.

1871

The <i>Wonderland</i> sequel, <i>Through the Looking-Glass</i>, arrived

1869

Released <i>Phantasmagoria and Other Poems</i>

1865

The first edition of <i>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland</i> published

Bonus Trivia

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Carroll took photographs of many notable artistic figures of his era, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, his sister Christina and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

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Despite being closely associated due to the Alice books, Carroll and John Tenniel didn't get along well, and the artist nearly declined illustrating Through the Looking-Glass.

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In 1998, Lewis Carroll's personal copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was sold at an auction for more than $1.5 million, a record sale for a children's book.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has remained continously in print since its publication in 1865.

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