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Of all of Lewis Carrolls works Alices Adventures in Wonderland has a unique standing in the category of whimsical nonsense literature Much has been written about how this novel contrasts with the vast amount of strict extremely moralistic childrens literature of the Victorian time Lewis Carroll lived in Yet as odd as this novel appears in relation to the other Victorian childrens stories this short novel is odder because it was written by an extremely upright ultra conservative man a Victorian gentleman Even though the novel seems to contrast with the time of Lewis Carroll many experiences of Lewis Carroll and his unique character have a great influence in the creation of Alices Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born on January 27 1832 in Daresbury England He was the oldest boy in a family of eleven children of Reverend Charles Dodgson and his wife Francis Jane Lutwidge The childhood of Lewis Carroll was relatively pleasant full of ideas and hobbies that contributed to his future creative works Carrolls life at Daresbury was rather secluded and his playmates were mostly his brothers and sisters Green 18 Interacting with mostly his sisters he was the master of their ceremonies inventor of games magician marionette theater manager and editor of family journals DLB v 163 45 A great deal of Carrolls childhood was spent taking care of his little sisters and his imagination was constantly being exercised in order to entertain them Green 18 A childhood trouble that Carroll possessed and persisted throughout his life was stammering severely It is suggested that his stammer may have arisen from his parents attempts to correct his left-handedness This attempt early in his life may have caused Carroll to think he was not normal therefore hurting his self-confidence Kelly 13-14 When Carroll spoke to adults his speech became extremely difficult to understand Apparently he panicked his shyness and stammering always seemed worse when he
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