Lewis Carroll (real name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) was born on January 27, 1832, he was a person who, through his varied writing styles and power of communication, struck the imagination of children and adults alike. His best-known works, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (1872) are still enjoyed by all over the world and have been adapted for all different media.
Apart from the Alice books, Carroll’s most memorable work during this period was a collection of both comic and serious poetry under the title ‘Phantasmagoria and Other Poems’ (1869), which featured the long and amusing poem of the same title.
There are 10 things as writers we can learn for Carroll:
Carroll had a stutter his whole life which made it difficult for him to talk to adults, but he found it easy to speak with children. In the poem “A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky”, he reveals that he treasures the time he spent with the children, both the name Alice and the reference to wonderland appear in the poem.
Alice Liddell is believed to be the girl named in the famous book, he had verbally told her the story of Alice in Wonderland and she was so excited she had pleaded with him to write it down for her.
Now, if you where to go down a rabbit hole where would it take you?…….