"It's easily the most ambitious and successfully realized literary project in recent memory, and certainly the one that's most relevant for today's readers." NPR

The Graphic Canon: The World's Great Literature as Comics and Visuals

Volume 2: From "Kubla Khan" to the Brontë Sisters to The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Graphic Canon is startlingly brilliant.”—School Library Journal

The Graphic Canon series presents the world's classic literaturefrom ancient times to the late twentieth centuryas eye-popping comics, illustrations, and other visual forms. The second volume covers the entire 1800s, from the rise of the Romantics at the turn of the century to the decadent 1890s.

Works & authors include Rime of the Ancient Mariner, William Blake, Pride and Prejudice, Byron, Shelley, & Keats, Frankenstein, Oliver Twist, Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Moby-Dick, Walden, Les Misérables, Lewis Carroll, Crime and Punishment, Anna Karenina, Huckleberry Finn, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, & dozens more

Artists include Maxon Crumb, Gris Grimly, S. Clay Wilson, Dame Darcy, Kim Deitch, Seth Tobocman, John Porcellino, John Coulthart, Megan Kelso, Hunt Emerson, Lance Tooks, Matt Kish, Ellen Lindner, & dozens more

512 pages ~ 51 pieces ~ oversized softcover ~ full color throughout

“This prodigious and astounding collection of literary adaptations is staggering
in its ambition, but even more so in its execution and realization.”
Miami Herald