BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Several manuscripts by British writers are to be displayed in China for the first time, according to a press release from National Library of China (NLA) Thursday.
The exhibition, "Shakespeare to Sherlock: Treasures of the British Library," will open on April 21 in China's National Museum of Classic Books, a museum supported by NLA.
The exhibits, provided by the British Library, include an early Quarto edition of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the manuscripts of Lord Byron's Don Juan, Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby, and The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series.
The manuscripts will be displayed alongside NLC items including translations, adaptations and critical responses that showcase the long and productive dialogue between English and Chinese literature and culture.
The exhibition will be part of celebrations for World Book Day on April 23.