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Questions tagged [lewis-carroll]

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Carroll)

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Was Douglas Adams influenced by Lewis Carroll, with his '42' answer and others things?

In this QA, https://scifi.stackexchange.com/q/311/3804, which says that Adams got his number from good old-fashioned garden-gazing. But while I was looking for the sum completed by the apes in ...
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Why did Larry Niven name his creature “Bandersnatch?”

Why did Larry Niven call his immense armless, headless, sentient Known Space creatures Bandersnatch? How does the name relate to the Lewis Carrol beast mentioned in the "Jabberwocky"?
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Was there a literary inspiration for Lewis Carroll's “Alice in Wonderland?”

Numerous writers have drawn on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. A quote, edited for length, from Wikipedia notes that, among many others, the following written works have been influenced by Alice: ...
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Trying to understand the mechanics of the Red queen's country in Through the Looking Glass

An excerpt of the Red Queen Race event in Through the Looking Glass The Queen propped her up against a tree, and said kindly, 'You may rest a little now.' Alice looked round her in great surprise....
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Did Lewis Carroll make up these creatures?

Are the unfamiliar creatures in Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" as transcribed in Alice through the Looking Glass (p. 15-16, chapter I, looking-glass house) of his own creation, or are they preexisting ...
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the chess game in Through the Looking Glass

Can someone explain the chess game played in the Lewis Carroll's book Through the Looking Glass? The moves (those of them that are moves) are written in a different way than the one I'm used to.