The son of a parish priest from Cheshire, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson became famous throughout the world for his famous books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. The story of how professor of mathematics from Oxford Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was telling the daughters of the rector of Oxford College, Christ Church, a fairy tale during their river walk is widely known. When one of the rector’s daughters, Alice Liddell, wanted to read this tale herself, Dodgson wrote it down in calligraphic handwriting in a notebook and recorded on its cover: Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.
The book was printed in one year. It had another title, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and was published under a pseudonym. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson discarded his own surname, and then translated the names into Latin and reshuffled them. He translated the result back into English. Simultaneously, the great inventor created a dust jacket: “Print the title and the author on the jacket, and the book will not have to be taken out of it!” The book was a success, it was read by all English, including Queen Victoria. The Queen was so delighted that she ordered to bring her everything that Lewis Carroll had written. On the very next day, a heap of works on mathematics was in front of the Queen.