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Lewis Carroll
1832 - 1898

Oxford mathematics lecturer the Rev Charles Lutwidge Dodgson used the pseudonym Lewis Carroll to create some of the most famous children's literature of all time, including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1872). The discovery of his real-life identity as a brilliant logician and mathematician sparked a still-continuing study of the many levels of meaning and logic puzzles in his works, and has made them even more entertaining for readers of all ages and sophistication.

'Well in our country,' said Alice, still panting a little, 'you’d generally get to somewhere else - if you ran very fast for a long time as we’ve been doing.' 'A slow sort of country!' said the Queen. 'Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!'

from Through the Looking Glass
"Tut, tut, child," said the Duchess. "Everything's got a moral if only you can find it."

from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland