Most people are quite familiar with the work of Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, and in particular his fantastical and iconic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But perhaps some don’t know that the Alice stories were invented for the amusement of a real little ten-year-old girl named Alice Liddell, who also posed for several of Carroll’s photographs. Over the years, controversy has arisen over just how wholesome the famed author’s relationship was with the child, with some researchers speculating that Carroll had more than just a paternal interest in her, and others insisting that their friendship was innocent, and that modern scholars may be projecting current views onto Victorian attitudes. Come down the rabbit hole with Tom and Jenny on a wild and whimsical episode 307.
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