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What did Salvador Dalí's Alice in Wonderland look like?

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In 1969, the Random House Book of the Month Club gave readers the opportunity to purchase a copy of Lewis Caroll's Alice in Wonderland as illustrated by surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. And yes, the Mad Hatter's tea party does include a picture of a melted clock.

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The painter put his loopy imprimatur on each one of the book's chapters. Here's a video guide to the book. Also somewhat related, the Disney/Dalí collaboration Destino.

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"Alice Frontipiece"

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"Down the Rabbit Hole"

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"The Pool of Tears"

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"Caucus Race and a Long Tale"

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"The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill"

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"Advice from a Caterpillar"

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"Pig and Pepper"

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"Mad Tea Party"

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"The Queen's Croquet Ground"

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"The Mock Turtle's Story"

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"The Lobster's Quadrille"

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"Who Stole The Tarts"

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"Alice's Evidence"

[William Bennett Gallery via Laughing Squid]

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DISCUSSION

Fans of Alice and Surrealism should really check out Jan Svankmajer's film based on the story (it's currently streaming on Netflix). And really, Czech out all of Jan Svankmajer's stuff, which is generally awesome.