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Charles Hutwidge Dodgson using the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll became an accomplished author of the Victorian age As a child Charles Dodgson used his vivid imagination to entertain his brothers and sisters Growing older he began challenging minds with math questions quizzes and puzzles As an adult Dodgson led an unusual personal life Charles Dodgson was born on January 27 1832 His father was a clergyman in Daresbury England where Charles was born Being the oldest son of eleven children Charles enjoyed entertaining his siblings He invented games told stories and put on puppet shows Some of the games he invented included Doublets Lanrick Circular Billiards and Syzygies At the age of twelve he was sent to the Richmond School where other students harassed him An example of the torture was written in a letter to his sister he wrote they told me to say Go to work which I said and they immediately began kicking me and knocking me on all sides Clark 38 He had already written the book Useful and Instructive Poetry at the age of thirteen The book included poems and limericks written for his sisters James Tate II his instructor wrote about Charles I do not hesitate to express my opinion that he possesses along with other and natural endowments a very uncommon share of genius Clark 39 At the age of fourteen Charles became at student at Rugby He excelled in his studies and began reading a large collection of books he received as prizes for his accomplished schoolwork While at Rugby he was under a studentship Unlike a scholarship at todays college the conditions included the student could not marry He attended Rugby from 1846 to 1850 In 1855 he received his BA at Christ Church College in Oxford Two years later he received his MA He wrote in his diary It has been the most eventful year of my life I began
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