Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), more famously known under his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was a multi-talented individual. In addition to being an outrageously successful children's fiction author, he was also a mathematician, photographer, and Anglican deacon. Carroll's most famous works include Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, and two poems, Jabberwocky, and The Hunting of the Snark. Blurring the lines of conventional genres, Carroll's works contain a plethora of non-sensical words and plots, piquing the imagination of nearly all who read his stories. Perhaps that's what made him wildly successful--to be fully understood meant to appeal to our youngest, most authentic childlike selves.