Beardsley's Salomé

wilde_salome_1894_tpAubrey Beardsley’s pictures for Salomé by Oscar Wilde have long been notorious. From their first appearance they were subject to alteration or replacement, according to the sensibilities of editors and publishers. The new display in the Special Collections Instruction Gallery (Sawyer 408), “Veiling and Unveiling Salomé“, examines this issue with books from the Chapin Library. Text and selection are by Prof. Christopher Bolton, in conjunction with his seminar “Nature of Narrative” (Comparative Literature 111).