Alice in Wonderland has been one of my favorite books since I was a kid and I’m mad about anything that reminds me of Wonderland. So, I loved this site which explores the history of the book and takes a look at the author. By today’s standards, he looks a little creepy.

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It was written for Alice Liddell and her sisters and stuffed full of the kind of references that we would call Easter eggs in today’s movie. Easter eggs are basically references to other works or private jokes.

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This informative site traces the history of the story – from its origins as a way of entertaining the Liddell sisters on an afternoon rowing excursion through several title changes on the way to becoming Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. (Working titles included Alice’s Adventures Underground,  Alice’s Golden Hour, Alice’s Hour in Elfland, and Alice Among the Goblins.

You’ll learn fascinating facts about the characters that populate Wonderland. Did you know that the Dodo was actually a reference to Carroll himself and his stutter? You’ll also see some of Carroll’s original illustrations or the work.

Follow this link to check it out:  https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-secret-jokes-hidden-in-alice-in-wonderland/

By the way, if you’re interested in a free copy of the book, the eBook is available free on Amazon. Just click here to check it out.