The Stutter

Day 11 — National Blog Posting Month.  On a lighter note, C. L. Dodgson had a stutter.  One of the theories out there is Lewis Carroll surrounded himself with armies of little girls because he had a bad stutter only around adults. I think it’s a weird theory because he lectured on mathematics at Oxford for 26 years.

Alice Liddell liked to visit Oxford University Museum where sat the Dodo (1651) by Jan Savery, a Dutch Golden Age painter. It was the inspiration for the Dodo character (Chapter 3) in Alice’s Adventures. 

DoDo, Jan Savery 1651

DoDo, Jan Savery 1651


NOTE: I read somewhere Carroll characterized himself as the Dodo because he sometimes pronounced his last name as Do-do-Dodgson.

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