Interesting facts about the real Alice in Wonderland

Interesting facts about the real Alice in Wonderland

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On July 4, 1865, the first edition of Lewis Carroll's book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"was published.

"Alice in Wonderland" is probably one of the most famous works in the world. Meanwhile, the main character of the story had a very real prototype, Alice Liddell. Telling her fairy tales, Lewis Carroll wrote his famous work.

Interesting facts about the real Alice in Wonderland

Interesting facts about the real Alice in Wonderland

The real Alice from Wonderland, photograph by Lewis Carroll, England, 1862

Interesting facts about the real Alice in Wonderland

Alice Liddell lived a long and happy life. At the age of 28, she married Reginald Hargreaves, a professional cricketer for Hampshire, and had three sons. Unfortunately, both the eldest — Alan Niveton Hargreaves and Leopold Reginald " Rex " Hargreaves-died in the First World War. Alice died at her home in Westerham in 1934, at the age of 82.

Interesting facts about the real Alice in Wonderland

June 25, 1870.

Initially, the fairy tale was called "Alice's Adventures Underground", and its handwritten copy, presented to Alice by Lewis Carroll, was sold by her for 15,400 pounds to one of the founders of the Victor Talking Machine Company, Eldridge R. Johnson, in 1926.

Interesting facts about the real Alice in Wonderland

Adult Alice from through the Looking Glass.

After Johnson's death, the book was bought by a consortium of American bibliophiles. Today the manuscript is kept in the British Library. 

Interesting facts about the real Alice in Wonderland

Alice Liddell, photo by an unknown photographer.

Alice was 80 years old when, while on a visit to the United States, she met Peter Llewelyn Davis, the same one who inspired J. M. Barry for his famous work "Peter Pan".

Interesting facts about the real Alice in Wonderland

Alice Liddell Hargreaves Pleasence in old age, 1932

The minor planet 17670 Liddell is named after Alice Liddell.

Interesting facts about the real Alice in Wonderland

The last page of the original manuscript of L. Carroll's "Alice's Adventures Underground".

A few more rare original photos of the real Alice from Wonderland.

Interesting facts about the real Alice in Wonderland

Alice Liddell (right) with his sisters, photograph by Lewis Carroll, 1859

Interesting facts about the real Alice in Wonderland

Alice Liddell (right) with his sisters Edith and Ina, photograph by Lewis Carroll, 1860

Interesting facts about the real Alice in Wonderland

Alice Liddell (right) with his sisters and brother, photo by Lewis Carroll, spring 1860

Interesting facts about the real Alice in Wonderland

Julia Margaret Cameron: Photographic studies of " Pomona "(Alice Liddell, a young woman).

Keywords: History | Book | Children | 19th century | Alice in wonderland | Literature | Work | Prototype

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