Lewis Caroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was published 150 years ago, and a few U.Va. affiliates, including the Library, are celebrating.
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library is showing a mini-exhibit of “Alice” illustrations, curated by fifth-year student and undergraduate Wolfe Docent Susan Swicegood. The exhibit takes up three exhibition cases and features illustrations from different eras of the book’s long publishing history.
In addition, Rare Book School director Michael Suarez will speak on the book at an October conference at New York City’s Grolier Club, and Peter Baker of the English department has translated the book into Old English.
For more, read the UVA Today article on the subject and check out NBC29’s video, which features Susan Swicegood (see both below), or read the book—text from the Library’s e-text center, via the Wayback Machine.