Here are some fun facts about Alice in Wonderland
from The Encyclopedia of Trivia
:Alice in Wonderland
grew out of a story recounted by Lewis Carroll in July 1862. It was told to amuse three little girls, Alice Liddell the daughter of the Dean of Christchurch and her two sisters during a rowing trip. Afterwards he wrote down the story for the nine-year-old Alice.
The original manuscript can now be found in Philadelphia Free Library. Only 21 copies survive of the original manuscript. It was withdrawn because of printing errors.
The Mad Hatter was probably inspired by Theophilius Carter, an Oxford furniture dealer who was somewhat potty and was well known for the top hat he wore. He was known as the "mad hatter."
Queen Victoria was so charmed with Alice in Wonderland
that she requested something else by the same author be brought for her perusal. She was not amused when she received a copy of Lewis Carroll's Syllabus of Plane Algebraical Geometry
Alice Hargreaves (Liddell) died in 1934 and is buried at St Michael's Church, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England.