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Meet the Real Alice: How the Story of Alice in Wonderland Was Born

Alice Liddell (right) with her sisters circa 1859, photographed by Lewis Carroll "A long procession of charming little girls (we know today that they were charming from their photographs) skipped through Carroll’s life, but none ever took the place of his first love, Alice Liddell. ‘I have had some scores of child-friends since your time,’ he wrote to her after her marriage, ‘but they have been quite a different thing." Historian Martin Gardiner

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This is Alice Liddell (aka Alice in Wonderland) as captured by the wonderful Julia Margaret Cameron.

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Meet the Real Alice: How the Story of Alice in Wonderland Was Born

10 Oct 2013, Meet the Real Alice: How the Story of Alice in Wonderland Was Born | Brain Pickings

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The real Alice in Wonderland, Alice Lindell 1862. Her family was friends with the author. He penned the story for her when she was 10.

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Alice Pleasance Liddell ; 4 May 1852 – 16 November 1934), known for most of her adult life by her married name, Alice Hargreaves, inspired the children’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, whose protagonist Alice was named after her.

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