1864: Charles Dodgson
presented a little girl called Alice Liddell with a story she had inspired him to write.
Martin Gardner, himself a renowned math puzzler, compared Professor Smullyan to the Oxford logician Charles Dodgson
, who also was an author better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll.
He was an Oxford mathematician called Charles Dodgson
who befriended a family called Liddell and one day took the three little Liddell girls out on a boat with his friend, one Robinson Duckworth.
Carroll - real name Charles Dodgson
- was said to have been inspired by his trips to the North East while his novel's famous grinning Cheshire Cat may have been sparked by seeing a feline carving at a church in Darlington where his father worked as a rector.
Two of his subjects are real: the fastidious Oxford mathematician Charles Dodgson
, whom Mark Twain found to be "the stillest and shyest full-grown man I ever met"; and his child-muse Alice Liddell.
agreed and began writing the manuscript the next day.
1864: Charles Dodgson
presented a little girl called Alice Liddell, above, with story she had inspired him to write.
Douglas-Fairhurst tells the story of the relationship between Oxford mathematician Charles Dodgson
(Lewis Carroll) and a child named Alice Liddell in Victorian England.
Expert analysis showed it was taken around the time Carroll, whose real name was Charles Dodgson
, was seeing the Liddell sisters and using the same processes he used in photography.
Carroll, real name Charles Dodgson
, was an Oxford mathematician who befriended the Liddell family through Alice's father Henry, dean of Christ Church College.
Martha Kearney, whose own obsession with Wonderland began when she played Alice in a local village play, tries to find out by exploring the life of the author, the Reverend Charles Dodgson
, better known by his pen name of Lewis Carroll.
26, 1864, English mathematician and writer Charles Dodgson
presented a handwritten and illustrated manuscript, ''Alice's Adventures Under Ground,'' to his 12-year-old friend Alice Pleasance Liddell; the book was later revised and turned into ''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.