Lewis Carroll, born in North West England in 1832, was the third of eleven children. At the age of eighteen, he enrolled at the University of Oxford, where he would remain first as a student and later as a researcher and teacher. It is claimed that Carroll is one of the greatest writers of all time and his work has been translated into over 170 languages. In 1864 he published his most famous book: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This work was extremely successful as was its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. When Carroll died in 1898, he had sold almost 250,000 copies of his works, an astonishing number for the time. Apart from being a writer, Carroll was also a gifted mathematician, logician and photographer.