Oxford Professor to explore the mystery of Alices Adventures in Wonderland on the 150th anniversary of its publication

On the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland award-winning biographer Professor Robert Douglas-Fairhurst examines the lure and lunacy of one of the most iconic children's stories of all time.

Lewis Carroll's 19th century novel, which features a curious young girl named Alice, who discovers a peculiar world populated with even more peculiar creatures after falling down a rabbit hole, has entertained generations of children since it was first published on November 26, 1865.

To mark the milestone anniversary, Professor Douglas-Fairhurst, a Professor of English Literature at Magdalen College, Oxford, will explore the story behind Carroll's madcap creation as part of the Literary Leicester festival.

Professor Douglas-Fairhurst will give his talk, The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland, at the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, at the University, on Saturday, November 14, at 6.30pm.

Among other things he will explore the impact the book has had on modern culture and will also look at Carroll's mysterious friendship with seven-year-old Alice Liddell, the real girl he transformed into a fictional heroine.

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