Birth date: 
12/30/1841
Death date: 
07/03/1920
Birth town: 
New York City
Country: 
New York

Charles Edward Carryl was an American children's literature author.

Biography

Born in New York, his father was a prosperous businessman. Carryl became a successful businessman and stockbroker, and for 34 years from 1874 he held a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1869 he married Mary Wetmore, and had two children, the eldest of whom was poet and humorist Guy Wetmore Carryl. In 1882 he published his first work: Stock Exchange Primer.

In 1884 he published the children’s fantasy Davy and the Goblin; or, What Followed Reading "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", serialized in the magazine St Nicholas. His work includes the children’s nonsense poem “The Walloping Window Blind”, published in 1885, in a verse style similar to Lewis Carroll's: A capital ship for an ocean trip/Was the Walloping Window-Blind;/No wind that blew dismayed her crew/Or troubled the captain’s mind. A second novel, The Admiral's Caravan, also serialized in St Nicholas beginning in December 1891, was dedicated to his daughter Constance.

His poems "The Sleepy Giant" and "The Walloping Window Blind" are featured on Natalie Merchant's 2010 concept album Leave Your Sleep.

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Poems by this Poet

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A Capital Ship 30 July 2013
5
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A Nautical Ballad 30 July 2013
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My Recollectest Thoughts 19 May 2014
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Robinson Crusoe's Story 4 June 2013
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The Plaint Of The Camel 31 July 2013
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Average: 4.1 (8 votes)
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The Song In The Dell 31 July 2013
3
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The Walloping Window Blind 4 June 2013
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