eSpotlight - Lewis Carroll's Birthday

Submitted by Anna Fox on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 7:00 AM

Lewis Carroll

January 27 marks the 186th birthday of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll. Though Lewis Carroll is best known for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, he was also a mathematician and published various mathematical works. Learn more about him using our various eResources or read an eBook about or written by Carroll.

All About Lewis Carroll

Looking to learn more about Lewis Carroll? We have eBooks and eResources available to help.

Lewis Carroll : the man and his circleThe story of Alice : Lewis Carroll and the secret history of WonderlandWho Was Lewis Carroll?

In addition, BiblioBoard has an excellent anthology on Lewis Carroll, including hard to find biographies like The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll by Carroll's nephew Stuart Dodgson Collingwood and Lewis Carroll in Wonderland and at Home: The Story of His Life by Belle Moses as well as games and puzzles created by Lewis Carroll, images taken by him, and much more.

Alice's Adventures and More

There are no shortage of eBook and eAudiobook copies of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass available for checkout. Hoopla even has a few movie adaptations available for checkout.

Alice's Adventures in WonderlandThrough The Looking Glass by Lewis CarrolAlice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland

While Lewis Carroll is best known for writing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and it's sequel Through the Looking-Glass he also wrote quite a bit of poetry and several mathematical works.

PhantasmagoriaSylvie & Bruno by Lewis CarrollThe Hunting of the Snark by Lewis CarrollSymbolic Logic and the Game of Logic by Lewis Carroll

Inspired by Alice

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has also inspired several other authors to re-imagine Carroll's work. Here are just a few young adult books inspired by Alice's adventures:

Splintered by A.G. HowardThe Looking Glass WarsHeartless by Marissa MeyerAlice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

You can find these eResources and more on our eBooks & eMedia page and our eLearning page.

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