Stop on by the 150 Years of “Alice” display in the Andersen Library lobby and see what Alice has been up to these last few decades.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll turned 150 years old on July 4 of this year. She still looks pretty good after all that time. Just check out some of the various illustrated editions, such as the original by John Tenniel, or newer ones by Helen Oxenbury (1999) and Anthony Browne (1988).
Oh, and her influence! She was recently make into another movie, Alice in Wonderland staring Johnny Depp (2010), and her sequel Through the Looking-Glass will be likewise adapted into Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016). She’s been the basis for innumerable adaptations, allusions, inspirations, and translations. For those with a more scholarly bent there have been annotations, and analyzations.
What do you feel like doing now?
- Want to play a video game? Try Alice: Madness Returns (2011)
- Want to watch a movie? Try the Matrix trilogy (1999-2003)
- Want to read a novel? Try Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery (2005)
- Maybe you prefer philosophy? Try Wonderland: The Zen of Alice (2009)
- Or biography? Try The other Alice: The Story of Alice Liddell and “Alice in Wonderland” (1993)
- Or tea? Try Class, Connection, and Communitas, chapter four of A Necessary Luxury: Tea in Victorian England (2008)
Or, perhaps the Internet’s your thing? 1865 – 2015: 150 Years of the Macmillan Alice
Whatever you want, it looks like Alice is here for you! This blog entry has named just a few of her offspring. Many more are out there waiting for you to discover them.