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Poe: Stories and Poems by In a thrilling adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's best-known works, acclaimed artist-adapter Gareth Hinds translates Poe's dark genius into graphic-novel format. It is true that I am nervous. But why will you say that I am mad? In "The Cask of Amontillado," a man exacts revenge on a disloyal friend at carnival, luring him into catacombs below the city. In "The Masque of the Red Death," a prince shielding himself from plague hosts a doomed party inside his abbey stronghold. A prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, faced with a swinging blade and swarming rats, can't see his tormentors in "The Pit and the Pendulum," and in "The Tell-Tale Heart," a milky eye and a deafening heartbeat reveal the effects of conscience and creeping madness. Alongside these tales are visual interpretations of three poems -- "The Raven," "The Bells," and Poe's poignant elegy to lost love, "Annabel Lee." The seven concise graphic narratives, keyed to thematic icons, amplify and honor the timeless legacy of a master of gothic horror.
Call Number: PN6727.H53 P64 2017
The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and Other Tales by The city of Paris wakes to news of a shocking double murder, and what's worse, it seems to have been impossible: the upper-story room was locked from the inside, and though witnesses heard the murderer speak, it was in an unknown language! With an innocent man imprisoned and the police stumped, only Dupin and his ingenious mind can unravel the puzzle. Also features thrilling adaptations ofThe Mystery of Mary Roget andThe Gold Bug, two classics of the mystery genre.
Call Number: PN6727 .M6 2013
The Graphic Canon by A gorgeous, one-of-a-kind trilogy brings classic literature of the world together with legendary graphic artists and illustrators. Volume 1 whirls from eye-popping renditions of the great epics like The Odyssey and The Canterbury Tales; to Robert Crumb's rarely seen adaptation of Boswell's London Journal; from the Book of Esther from the Old Testament to Hinduism's Bhagavad Gita; from three of Shakespeare's greatest plays (including a manga Macbeth) to Gulliver's Travels; all the way to the decadent French classic Dangerous Liasons. And much, much, much more.
Call Number: PN6714 .G735 2012 v.1
Wuthering Heights by The Classic Graphic Novel Collection is a revolutionary new series of graphic novels which re-tells classic literature for learners of English. Graded at the intermediate level, the fresh blend of accessible storytelling and captivating artwork ensures that students will want to return to these stories time and again.When Mr. Lockwood rents a country house from Mr. Heathcliff, he quickly learns about his landlord's mysterious history. Lockwood soon discovers the reasons behind Heathcliff's brutal treatment of those around him after being haunted by the ghost of Catherine Earnshaw, the love of Heathcliff's life. Can Lockwood stop himself from being dragged into Heathcliff's violent world?Wuthering Heights was Emily Brontë's only novel, originally published in 1847 under the name Ellis Bell. She died in December 1848 and did not live to see the book published under her own name just two years later. Today, it is considered a timeless masterpiece of English literature. This adapted graphic novel features beautiful hand-painted artwork, bringing this unique story to life for all readers to enjoy.
Call Number: PN6737.W55 W88 2011
Dracula by The Classic Graphic Novel Collection is a revolutionary new series of graphic novels which re-tells classic literature for learners of English. Graded at the intermediate level, the fresh blend of accessible storytelling and captivating artwork ensures that students will want to return to these stories time and again.Dracula chronicles a vampire's journey from his Transylvanian castle to the nighttime streets of London. In London, he searches for the blood he needs to stay alive while his enemies plot to rid the world of his frightful power. Can Count Dracula find the blood he needs to survive or will his enemies rid the world of his power?Bram Stoker's best known novel, Dracula, was originally published in 1897. It was written as a collection of realistic, but fictional, documents. According to the manuscript, the original title was The Un-Dead. Dracula was selected at the last minute. Today, it is considered a timeless masterpiece of English literature. This adapted graphic novel features beautiful artwork, bringing this unique story to life for all readers to enjoy.
Call Number: PE1127.S33 C63 2013
Macbeth by The Classic Graphic Novel Collection is a revolutionary new series of graphic novels which re-tells classic literature for learners of English. Graded at the intermediate level, the fresh blend of accessible storytelling and captivating artwork ensures that students will want to return to these stories time and again.This full-color, graphic novel presents "The Scottish Play" adapted for students.Macbeth is one of the most dramatic of Shakespeare's tragedies, and this version will give students a new and satisfying view of Shakespeare.Full of action, atmosphere, and mystery from start to nish, and illustrated with stunning artwork to motivate students, the graphic novel of Shakespeare's wonderful story will keep students interested until the very end.
Call Number: PR2823.A2 B79 2009
Shirley Jackson's the Lottery by Shirley Jackson's The Lottery continues to thrill and unsettle readers nearly seven decades after it was first published. By turns puzzling and harrowing, it raises troubling questions about conformity, tradition, and the specter of ritualised violence that haunts even the most bucolic, peaceful village. This graphic adaptation, published in time for Jackson's centennial, allows readers to experience The Lottery as never before, or discover it anew. The visual artist - and Jackson's grandson - Miles Hyman has crafted an eerie vision of the hamlet where the tale unfolds, its inhabitants, and the unforgettable ritual they set into motion. His four-colour, meticulously detailed panels create an atmosphere that adds a new dimension of dread to the original tale. Perfectly timed to the current resurgence of interest in Jackson and her work, Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery": A Graphic Adaptation masterfully reimagines her iconic story with a striking visual narrative.
Call Number: PN6727.H96 S55 2016
The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel) by With this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood's modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renée Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before. Everything Handmaids wear is red: the colour of blood, which defines us. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships. She serves in the household of the Commander and his wife, and under the new social order she has only one purpose: once a month, she must lie on her back and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if they are fertile. But Offred remembers the years before Gilead, when she was an independent woman who had a job, a family, and a name of her own. Now, her memories and her will to survive are acts of rebellion.
Call Number: PN6733.N562 H36 2019
The Odyssey by With bold imagery and an ear tuned to the music of Homer's epic poem, Gareth Hinds reinterprets the ancient classic as it's never been told before. "Gareth Hinds brings The Odyssey to life in a masterful blend of art and storytelling. Vivid and exciting, this graphic novel is a worthy new interpretation of Homer's epic."--Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series Fresh from his triumphs in the Trojan War, Odysseus, King of Ithaca, wants nothing more than to return home to his family. Instead, he offends the sea god, Poseidon, who dooms him to years of shipwreck and wandering. Battling man-eating monsters, violent storms, and the supernatural seductions of sirens and sorceresses, Odysseus will need all his strength and cunning--and a little help from Mount Olympus--to make his way home and seize his kingdom from the schemers who seek to wed his queen and usurp his throne. Award-winning graphic artist Gareth Hinds masterfully reinterprets a story of heroism, adventure, and high action that has been told and retold for more than 2,500 years--though never quite like this.
Call Number: PN6727.H56 O3 2010
At the Mountains of Madness by I am forced into speech because men of science have refused to follow my advice without knowing why. H.P. Lovecraft's terrifying horror story gets an illustrated interpretation by one of today's finest graphic novel artists. Geologist William Dyer--the narrator of this novella--is desperate to stop a research team planning a journey to Antarctica. He himself led a disastrous mission there, only to discover evidence of blood-chilling evil from beyond Earth. Will the new expedition continue its plans? And what will happen if they go? Once again, as he did in The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Hound of the Baskervilles, Ian N. J. Culbard has created an unforgettably powerful retelling of a classic tale.
Call Number: PN6737.C85 A88 2012
The Sea Wolf by Classics Illustrated Deluxe #11: The Sea-Wolf When the intellectual Humphrey van Weyden is lost at sea and rescued by Captain Wolf Larsen, he thinks he's been saved, but his troubles have just begun. Forced into a brutal life of hard labor and bare knuckle brawling aboard the seal-hunting schooner, Ghost, van Weyden must learn how to survive as quickly as he can. After a botched mutiny leaves van Weyden in danger and his soul in the balance, only the love of the beautiful castaway Maud Brewster can keep him tethered to the world he onceknew. A new life is on the horizon for the brave couple, but Wolf Larsen is still at large . . . Jack London's classic adventure is lavishly illustrated by Riff Reb's in this thrilling graphic novel for the ages!
Call Number: PN6747.R55 S4313 2014
A Christmas Carol by The Classic Graphic Novel Collection is a revolutionary new series of graphic novels which re-tells classic literature for learners of English. Graded at the intermediate level, the fresh blend of accessible storytelling and captivating artwork ensures that students will want to return to these stories time and again.Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean and miserable old man. The only thing he cares about is making money and keeping it. He does not like the poor and the needy, and he hates Christmas as much as he hates laughter and kindness. All of this changes on Christmas Eve when he gets a rude awakening to just how sad and lonely his life really is.This timeless story was an immediate success for Charles Dickens when it was first published in 1843. Dickens's message about the importance of thinking of others is something for everyone to think about. This enchanting and magical tale is presented with detailed artwork, authentic settings, and wonderful characters to be enjoyed by readers of all ages!
Call Number: PE1127.C49 W557 2011
Henry V by The Classic Graphic Novel Collection is a revolutionary new series of graphic novels which re-tells classic literature for learners of English. Graded at the intermediate level, the fresh blend of accessible storytelling and captivating artwork ensures that students will want to return to these stories time and again.Shakespeare's famous story of war and peace between England and France during the reign of Henry V is presented here in a different and exciting way.This wonderful play is presented as a full-color graphic novel with stunning illustrations to motivate students. Shakespeare's original play has been rewritten so that all students can enjoy Shakespeare.Experience the Battle of Agincourt as never before -- and learn about an important piece of history.
Call Number: PR2812.A2 B79 2009
King Lear by A taut adaptation of Shakespeare's masterwork by Gareth Hinds -- the standard-bearer of graphic-novel retellings of literary classics. In a graceful adaptation, Gareth Hinds transforms Shakespeare's timeless tale of pride and defiance, loyalty and ambition, betrayal and revenge into graphic-novel format, packing it with visual drama and providing accessible notes. This artful edition -- like an extraordinary stage performance -- offers a striking new perspective on one of the most powerful and beloved tragedies in the English language. Incorporating excerpts from the bard's own language, Gareth Hinds's inventive format opens the experience of King Lear to students and fans of graphic literature.
Call Number: PN6727.H53 K56 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-13
A Midsummer Night's Dream by This is the entire, unabridged play brought to life as a vivid and engaging full-color graphic novel. With its mix of real people who stumble into a fairy kingdom (with its own problems!) it is little wonder that this play is one of the best loved and most performed of all Shakespeare's masterpieces - and a firm favorite for outdoor theater on a warm summer's evening. Designed to encourage readers to enjoy classical literature, titles in the Classical Comics range stay true to the original vision of the authors. To support the use of this title in the classroom, photocopiable teachers resources are available that offer lesson plans and activities from 6th grade and up: ISBN 978-1-907127-75-5 Synopsis: Hermia is in love with Lysander but her father forbids them to marry, insisting that she marries Demetrius instead, whom Hermia’s friend Helena loves. Hermia and Lysander escape to the woods, pursued by Demetrius and Helena. However there is trouble in the woods because the king and queen of the fairies, Oberon and Titania, have quarrelled. To spite Titania, Oberon instructs the mischievous Puck to squeeze the juice of a magic flower into her eyes while she sleeps, so that she falls in love with the first thing she sees when she wakes. He also instructs Puck to apply the same magic to Demetrius so that he will fall in love with Helena. However, Puck gets it all wrong...
Call Number: PN6727.M266 M54 2011
Graphic Classic Literature