Fun Facts about Alice:
– Alice’s character was based on a real-life little girl named Alice Liddell.
– The tree that is said to have inspired the Cheshire Cat’s tree stands in the garden behind Alice’s home.
– Mock Turtle soup IS REAL! It was a popular dish in Victorian times.
– After reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Queen Victoria suggested that Carroll dedicate his next book to her!
– The names of the three little sisters in the Dormouse’s story (Elsie, Lacie and Tillie) also refer to the names of Liddell sisters.
– Lewis Carroll suffered from a rare neurological disorder that causes strange hallucinations and affects the size of visual objects.
– Lewis Carroll’s real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.
– The novels were banned in China in 1931, on the grounds that “animals should not use human language”.
– In 1890 Lewis Carroll released a shortened version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for smaller children.
– When Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland came out in 1865, it was a blockbuster success.
– The real Alice was the daughter of Carroll’s boss.
– Alice in Wonderland was first made into a movie in 1903.
– Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was a pioneer of brand licensing.
– The book has never been out of print.
– The book’s riddle, ‘Why is a raven like a writing desk?’ is total nonsense.