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Trial of the Mad Hatter, The

About the Story

Trial of the Mad Hatter, The English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), who wrote under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, is best known for his children’s novels. In 1856, Dodgson befriended the children of Henry Liddell?Lorina, Edith, and Alice. Dodgson liked to spend time with the children and tell them stories. Dodgson wrote and illustrated Alice’s Adventures Under Ground and gave it to Alice Liddell for Christmas in 1864. This manuscript was then published as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865. Alice Liddell was the inspiration for the character of Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (1871). Some critics believe Dodgson based the character of the Mad Hatter on furniture dealer Theophilus Carter, who John Tenniel used as an inspiration for his illustrations of the Mad Hatter.


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