go classic? or graphic?




Feel like taking a break from an original?

Why not give a graphic novel a try?



Authors have the freedom to blend words with visual images often igniting powerful responses in readers.

The “Graphic novel” genre coined by fan historian Richard Kyle in 1964, can include fiction or   non-fiction  and offers authors a vehicle to jump outside the traditional writers’ box – resulting in some arrestingly inventive results.

Earliest graphic novels include Will Eisner’s A Contract with God and Art Spiegelman’s Maus I and Maus II. 


Here’s a quick list of some of the Library’s  graphic novels  –   coupled with their originals.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies ; the classic regency romance  :  now with ultraviolent zombie mayhem!  by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith                                Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [orig]

The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer : adapted by Seymour Chwast                                                                       The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer [orig]

Charles Darwin’s on the Origin of Species [graphic]       The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin [orig]

The curious case of Benjamin Button: a graphic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald                             The curious case of Benjamin Button and other Jazz Age stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald    [orig]]

James Joyce : portrait of a Dubliner  [graphic]                                                                                  The Dubliners by James Joyce  [orig]

The Metamorphosis [based on the story by Franz Kafka]                                                               The Metamorphosis and other stories by Kafka [orig] 

The Odyssey [graphic] by Gareth Hinds                                                                                       The Odyssey of Homer [orig]

Studs Terkel’s Working [graphic] by Harvey Pekar                                                              Working People talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do by Studs Terkel [orig]



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