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Alice in Wonderland Day
July 4, 2022
July 4 is celebrated annually as Alice in Wonderland Day, when writer Lewis Carroll told Alice Liddell his favorite story. The girl really liked the story about a heroine who fell into another world, just as hundreds of thousands of readers. On this holiday, you can learn more about this English writer and how exactly his most famous book, Alice in Wonderland, appeared.
Lewis Carroll’s real name is Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He was born in the English city of Cheshire, the third child and eldest son. He suffered from a stutter that greatly interfered with his life, was educated at home, and liked to read books like The Pilgrim’s Progress. At a later age, he entered Rugby school, after which he went to Oxford University, where he received an education in mathematics. While working as a teacher, Lewis kept his passion for literature, and wrote poems and stories that were published in magazines.
In 1856, Henry Liddell became Dean of Christ Church, bringing with him a family with three daughters – Alice, Lorina, Edith. A friendship developed between the writer and the Liddells; they often went on boat trips on the Thames. During one of these, the girls asked Carroll to tell them a story about a heroine named Alice. The children liked this tale so much, they later asked him to tell it again and again, which prompted him to publish Alice in Wonderland. In 1864, Lewis presented Alice Liddell with a copy of the published book.
- Lewis Carroll told the children of the Liddell family the story of Alice in Wonderland in 1862;
- In 1865, the writer published his book, and it instantly becomes the most popular children’s book;
- A continuation of the story of Alice, called Through the Looking-Glass, was published in 1871.
How to take part
Celebrate Alice in Wonderland Day by reading the famous book. Despite its considerable age, it remains interesting. You can also watch one of the many film adaptations of the work, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the fantastic world created by Carroll.
When is Alice in Wonderland Day Celebrated in 2022?
Alice in Wonderland Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on July the 4th each year.