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154th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland

Today it is exactly 154 years ago that Lewis Carroll made up the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ story!

The White Rabbit blowing his trumpetThe story arose at 4 July 1862, when Lewis Carroll (pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), was on a boat trip with a friend, Alice, and her sisters Lorina and Edith. Alice grew restless and begged Dodgson for a story “with lots of nonsense in it”. So started the famous tale, which was continued on further outings, and was later expanded for publication.

Exactly three years later, on 4 July 1865, the first edition of the book was printed.

Read more about the origins of the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ story

1 Comment so far

  1. There are other Alice dates to celebrate, but this is Alice Day! Alice-Genesis Day some call it. *This* is the day for which Alice Hargreaves got Alice honors in 1932 from Christ Church and Columbia University.
    A ten-year-old got a storyteller to write stories down for her (not an easy thing to do), a momentous occasion in a Douglas Adams way.

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