A discussion on graphic novelization of classic literature

Bloodstar, published in The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman's modern-day classic has been adapted into a two-volume graphic novel by P.

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But this picture will remain always young. But there are an increasing number of contemporary works that are being adapted, too. Volume three, of the 20th century, has everyone from Virginia Woolf to Ben Okri. The Odyssey by Homer, Gareth Hinds If someone had let me read the graphic novel of The Odyssey in high school instead of the brain-wrenchingly-long original text, I would have been SO excited. They form a homogeneous group only in their common rejection of the mainstream production of their time. If you're looking for a thoughtful story to lose yourself in, this is it. You can read the volume like a graphic novel, or you can get single-issue floppies of the series. This work, like other adaptations by publishers Classical Comics, comes in two versions - abridged 'original text' and paraphrased 'quick text'. Commissioned by the Anne Frank House Museum, the biography depicts many years before and after Anne's time in the Secret Annex, from her parents' early lives to the publication of her diary to her father's life as the family's sole survivor. There's a whole sequence showing the little boy somersaulting from a plane in order to play with his creator. While not all of these books are on my reading list, they are pretty amazing. This is a must-read for fans of the mini-series. Lynde; and that infuriating tease, Gilbert Blythe. The latter is aimed at children, and fans of the novel will most enjoy the former.

A Contract with God is considered a landmark in the evolution of the form and has been constantly reprinted since its first publication. By Melissa Ragsdale Nov 26 Classics are the books that have withstood the test of time, the books that have become pillars within our literary canon.

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This exciting story gets a new jolt when you read it in graphic novel form. The First Kingdom, published in What I love about this adaptation is that the artwork accompanies the original text, mixing the old with a fresh, beautiful new format.

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Monster was the first-ever Michael L. Which classic would you like to see adapted next? You can read the volume like a graphic novel, or you can get single-issue floppies of the series. I also must mention how much I love the magazine-style cover art. This is a must-read for fans of the mini-series. What classic would you love to read in a graphic novel or comic format? The Metamorphosis The Incredible Hulk. In a book format with sepia-tone pages, it offered four semi-biographical stories about a Bronx tenement and its inhabitants in the s. Sims, Dawud Anyabwile, and Walter Dean Myers Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story about Steve Harmon, a teenager awaiting trial for a murder and robbery. This story about a dystopian future where books — and intellect — aren't valued couldn't be more timely, and the graphic novel brings it to life in a new way. Peter Kuper's adaptation looks like an enjoyable read, but it goes against Kafka's wishes. This graphic adaptation is powerful and harrowing and will mesmerize you. Beyond Time and Again by George Metzger reprinted pages from a science-fiction strip which previously appeared in the West Coast alternative press.
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From Classics to Graphics: 6 Literary Masterpieces Turned Into Graphic Novels