The Secret History of Wonderland

Jun 23, 2015

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published 150 years ago, and though you may have never read the book, you probably know the story. But what about the stories behind the story? Tuesday, we’re talking about the real lives that led to Alice’s adventures. Just who was Charles Dodgson, also known as Lewis Carroll, the man who wrote the books? And who was Alice Liddell, the young girl who inspired the tales? Oxford lecturer Robert Douglas-Fairhurst will be our guide to the secret history of Wonderland.

In 2009, RadioWest and Plan B Theatre Company produced a live radio drama production based on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. You can listen to that podcast HERE.

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is Professor of English Literature and a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. He’s the author of Becoming Dickens. His new book is The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland [Amazon|Indiebound].