This Day in Halloween: "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" author Lewis Carroll is born Charles Dodgson in Cheshire, England in 1832. / Illustration by Dexter Urias
Lewis Carroll is born Charles Dodgson in Cheshire, England in 1832. The author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and was also a mathematician, photographer, illustrator, teacher and deacon. Famous for his wordplay, various societies have been established to study and promote his work, while his most famous novel has been adapted numerous times into theater, film, radio and TV productions. More recently, biographers have theorized he might have been a pedophile, especially in regards to the real-life Alice, but that those feelings were never acted upon. He died in 1898.