It’s that time to do another one of my author fun facts posts! Today’s author is none other than the author of Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll. I don’t know about you, but I don’t know that much about this author. I decided to do Lewis Carroll because I love Alice in Wonderland, and I wanted to learn more about him. These posts are meant to educate you on authors that you may not know a lot or anything about.
Let’s get this list of facts started:
- His real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
- He invented a way to allow people to write in the dark
- Most of his life he had a stutter
- The do-do in Alice in Wonderland he created based off of him
- He wrote 11 books about math
- Someone actually believed he could be the serial killer Jack the Ripper
- He taught math at Oxford University
- He was born on January 27, 1832
- He suffered from chronic migraines, and epilepsy, stammering, partial deafness, and ADHD
- His inspiration for the Cheshire Cat came from cheese molds
- He basically collected microscopes
- In Alice in Wonderland he infused logic and word puzzles
I hope you all learned something new about this author that you didn’t know, I know I did!
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