> The Things You Can Read: Graphic Novels of the Classics

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Graphic Novels of the Classics

Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, adapted by Dame Darcy

Classics, Classics, Classics...we can't seem to stop thinking about them. We, here at The Things You Can Read, are pleasantly surprised to discover that a graphic novel version of many of the classics is available.  The collection of literary classic comics is entitled The Graphic Canon, Vol. 2: From "Kubla Khan" to the Bronte Sisters to The Picture of Dorian Gray.  

Once we read the description, sampled a few of the illustrations, we immediately added this one to our wish list.  What a great way to introduce the classics in a user friendly way to younger readers.  Take a peek at Brain Pickings post for further details on literary comics.  In the mean time enjoy a few illustrations from The Graphic Canon, Vol. 2: From "Kubla Khan" to the Bronte Sisters to The Picture of Dorian Gray.  

Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, adapted by Dave Morice

Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, adapted by Elizabeth Watasin

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Huxley King & Terrence Boyce

Let us know what you think of the idea of graphic literary classics.  Would you use them in the classroom?

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