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The Mathematical World of Charles L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

Robin Wilson and Amirouche Moktefi


Charles Lutwidge Dodgson is best known for his ‘Alice’ books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, written under his pen-name of Lewis Carroll. He is also remembered as a pioneer of Victorian photography. But his everyday job was a lecturer in Mathematics at Christ Church, Oxford University. What mathematics did he do? How good a mathematician was he? And how influential was his work, both at the time and since? This book investigates these questions by outlining his mathematical life, describing in an accessible way his writings in geometry, algebra, logic, the theo ... More

Keywords: Charles L. Dodgson, Lewis Carroll, Oxford, Victorian Britain, mathematics, geometry, algebra, logic, voting, recreational mathematics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198817000
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198817000.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin Wilson, editor
Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics, The Open University

Amirouche Moktefi, editor
Lecturer in Philosophy, Tallinn University of Technology

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