Graphic Novel Adaptations of Classic Reads

Do you have a hard time wrapping your mind around classic novels? For your enjoyment (and supplemental education), we own a number of classic novels in graphic novel form! Although I wouldn't recommend replacing your required reading of these novels with the graphic adaptations (sad, I know), it may help as supplemental reading. I also recommend these for those who are in need of a refresher of said classics.

Listed below are a few highlights of what we own. Click here for more classic novels in graphic form.

The Fall of the House of Usher   Kafka's The Metamorphosis   

Edgar Allen Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher and other Tales of Terror. Richard Corben illustrates the Gothic poet's tales filled with dark and metaphorical themes.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. This Jazz-infused love story is uniquely illustrated with Nicki Greenberg's non-human characters that add an entertaining and comical twist to the great novel.

Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. Peter Kuper's depiction of this disturbing classic is sure to entertain readers who enjoy dark tales and eery plots. This novel is about a man who is human one day and an insect the next.

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Part of the Manga Shakespeare series, Kate Brown brings another personalized and entertaining interpretation of "meddling fairies" and "love triangles among a group of teenagers." 

Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Fans of nautical adventures will love Roy Thomas' graphic representation of Moby Dick. This is about a man out on sea and is on the brink of insanity, or so he thinks. It is a great book for anyone who has ever contemplated their purpose and other philosphical topics.

Are there other classics you enjoy and would like to see adapted as a graphic novel? Feel free to share your thoughts!