Alice in Wonderland illustrated by Salvador Dalí

In 1969 book publisher Random House commissioned surrealist artist Salvador Dalí to illustrate Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. For the 150th anniversary of the original publication of Lewis Carrol’s novel, Princeton University Press released a reprint of the book with Dalí’s illustrations. The video above is from Princeton University Press’s official Youtube channel.

For more information, see the following Dictionary of Literary Biography volumes, produced by our sister company Bruccoli Clark Layman and published by Gale Cengage:

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 375: Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: A Documentary Volume, edited by Carolyn Sigler (2014)
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 376: Lewis Carroll Beyond Wonderland: A Documentary Volume, edited by Carolyn Sigler (2015)
"No more pronouncements on lousy verse. No more hidden competition. No more struggling not to be a square." — Louise Bogan, former US Poet Laureate and poetry editor to The New Yorker. Happy birthday!

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In celebration of Herman Melville’s birthday, read about Moby-Dick

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