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News: Alice books into British Library

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The British Library is celebrating the occasion with an exhibition that investigates the way Alice has captured the public imagination.

Lewis Carroll’s children’s fantasy has been adapted, appropriated, re-imagined and re-illustrated many times since it was first published in 1865. The book continues to inspire writers, illustrators and film-makers.

The exhibition features Carroll’s original manuscript with hand-drawn illustrations, as well as stunning editions by Mervyn Peake, Ralph Steadman, Leonard Weisgard, Arthur Rackham, Salvador Dali and others.

The exhibition opens on 20 November and runs until 31 January 2016. There will also be a Wonderland pop-up shop in the British Library Entrance Hall.

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