Lewis Carroll

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (January 27, 1832 – January 14, 1898), better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem Jabberwocky, and the poem The Hunting of the Snark, all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He was a member of the Society for Psychical Research and had some interest in Theosophy (he is said to have owned a copy of A. P. Sinnett's Esoteric Buddhism).

The book Behind the Looking Glass by Sherry Ackerman states that it "demonstrates how nineteenth century currents of spiritualism, theosophy and occult philosophy comingled with Carroll’s interest in revived Platonism and Neoplatonism".[1]