A bold, brilliant new series presents the Great Books as interpreted by critically acclaimed graphic artists. Last spring, we wrote in Reader’s Digest about The Graphic Canon Vol. 1, which gave the early classics a facelift the Bard might well have smiled upon. Just out: The Graphic Canon Vol. 2: From “Kubla Khan” to the Bronte Sister to The Picture of Dorian Gray. This volume also includes Frankenstein, Moby-Dick, Les Misérables, Great Expectations, Middlemarch, Anna Karenina (are you paying attention, Keira Knightly?), Crime and Punishment, and more.
By turns playful and beautful, this visual treatment is more than entertainment; it offers a new perspective for understanding these enduring works.
Got five minutes? Check out this animated Pride and Prejudice, using artwork from the book:
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