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Jon A. Lindseth and Alan Tannenbaum, eds. Alice in a World of Wonderlands: The Translations of Lewis Carroll’s Masterpiece

Jon A. Lindseth and Alan Tannenbaum, eds. Alice in a World of Wonderlands: The Translations of Lewis Carroll’s Masterpiece. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2015. 3 vol., 2635p., ill. ISBN 9781584563310. US $295.00 (hardback).

Lewis Carroll was a notoriously fastidious author, particularly when it came to negotiating the afterlife of his Alice books. From biscuit tins to stage productions, Carroll struggled to divest control of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and translations of the text were in no way exempt from his anxious scrutiny. Yet as Carroll himself was no linguist, and thus unable to judge the success of a given translation without taking advice from others, one might venture that authorizing non-English versions of his books constituted one of his more speculative ventures.

Kym Brindle. Epistolary Encounters in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Diaries and Letters

Kym Brindle. Epistolary Encounters in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Diaries and Letters. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. vii, 240p., ill. ISBN 9781137007155. ₤50 (hardback).

Epistolary Encounters in Neo-Victorian Fiction explores the ways in which diaries and letters are used by neo-Victorian novelists to exemplify postmodern ideas about the unknowability of the past. The textual remains of the nineteenth century are necessarily incomplete, meaning that the past can never be entirely understood.

Natasha Moore. Victorian Connections: The Literary and Artistic Circles of William and Helen Allingham from the Collections of Grolier Club Members

Natasha Moore. Victorian Connections: The Literary and Artistic Circles of William and Helen Allingham from the Collections of Grolier Club Members. New York: The Grolier Club, 2015. Distributed by Oak Knoll Press. 62p., ill. ISBN 9781605830599. US $25.00.

From its location in New York City, the Grolier Club fosters the collecting and appreciation of books and works on paper, as well as the study of their art, history, production, and commerce, partly by holding quarterly exhibits, offering educational programs, and producing books and exhibit catalogs. From March 15 to May 25, 2015, the Grolier Club mounted an exhibition with the title “Victorian Connections: The Literary and Artistic Circles of William and Helen Allingham from the Collections of Grolier Club Members,” for which the title under review is the exhibit catalog.