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Events or people in their lives inspire many authors It is reflected in their writing Lewis Carroll was inspired to write Alice in Wonderland by the real-life relationship with an Alice and his other child-friendsLewis Carroll was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in Danbury Cheshire on January 27 1832 Gattgno 1976 p xi He was the son of a clergyman and the first born of eleven children Carroll was educated at Rugby from 1846 to 1850 and at Christ Church College University of Oxford where he graduated from in 1854 He became a member of the faculty of mathematics at Oxford He was the author of several mathematical treatises including Euclid and His Modern Rivals 1879 Gray 1997 Under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll Alices Adventures in Wonderland 1865 and Alice Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice Found There 1871 were written Carroll also wrote Phantasmagoria and Other Poems 1869 and The Hunting of the Snark 1869 httplandowstgbrowneduvictoriancarrollcarrollovhtml Lewis Carroll died at Guildford Surrey on January 14 1898The main character of Alices Adventures in Wonderland is Alice Alice is based upon a real-life person named Alice Liddell She was the daughter of George Liddell the dean of the Christ Church College at which Carroll worked She was one of three children His favorite of the three was the second daughter Alice who was by all accounts an attractive girl httpwwwsparknotescomlitalice Alice was one of Carrolls child-friends he had as an adult It is speculated that Carroll was in love with the real-life Alice Gardner 1990 p xi They were known to be in company of each other many times They along with other children were known to take boat rides down a river near their homes Alice is the only child he singled out and created a story about She at the time of the writing of the novels was a child the age of nine or so It is also know that she was given the
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