The Secret World Of Lewis Carroll

The Secret World Of Lewis Carroll tells the story behind Alice in Wonderland’s author, Lewis Carroll.

Lewis was an English writer, noted for his facility at word play, logic and fantasy.

His most famous book (Alice in Wonderland), is said to be the most quoted book in print second only to The Bible.

This fantasy driven unique, rich and playful story has created a passionate army of fans around the world and inspired new stories and movies in its wake.

But what of its creator, the mild-mannered and unassuming Oxford University Math Don, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka. Lewis Carroll?

Famed not only for his wonderful stories, Carroll is also known for his ambiguous relationship with the young girl who inspired his most beloved creation, Alice Liddell.

She was a seemingly innocent infatuation that he documented in his pioneering photography.

To understand Lewis and his life, this film gains knowledgeable insights and contributions through social commentators, fans and historical evidence.

Hear the tale of Carroll’s first encounter with the three Liddell girls and the first telling of Alice’s tumble down the rabbit hole one summer’s afternoon in a boat upon the River Thames.

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The Secret World Of Lewis Carroll
  • Info
  • Release date 31 Jan., 2015
  • Full runtime56 minutes
  • PresenterMartha Kearney
  • DirectorClare Beavan
  • Production CompaniesSwan Films, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
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