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Lewis Carroll

Jack the Ripper Suspect – Lewis Carroll

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, was named as a suspect based upon anagrams which author Richard Wallace claims he found in Carroll’s books.

Richard Wallace wrote his book Jack the Ripper, Light-Hearted Friend, based on this theory, and published it in 1996.

However, these anagrams are not accurate, and Wallace had to substitute letters to make them fit.

It has been suggested that one can find anagrams in any piece of writing using a string of enough words.

This claim is not taken seriously by anyone I’ve heard of.

Conclusion: Lewis Carroll was not Jack the Ripper.

By Geoff Cooper

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