Literary Classics

When Elinor Dashwood's father dies, her family's finances are crippled. After the Dashwoods move to a cottage in Devonshire, Elinor's sister Marianne is torn between the handsome John Willoughby and the older Colonel Brandon. Meanwhile, Elinor's romantic hopes with Edward Ferrars are hindered due to his prior engagement. Both Elinor and Marianne strive for love while the circumstances in their lives constantly change. -Sense & Sensibility

Grendel’s black blood runs thick as Beowulf defeats the monster and his hideous mother, while somber hues overcast the hero’s final, fatal battle against a raging dragon. Speeches filled with courage and sadness, lightning-paced contests of muscle and will, and funeral boats burning on the fjords are all rendered in glorious and gruesome detail. Told for more than a thousand years, Beowulf’s heroic saga finds a true home in this graphic-novel edition. -Beowulf

Why Read Them?

Your favourite literary classics have become cartoons! From Austen’s battle of the sexes to Hawthorne’s gothic romance, the graphic novel adaptations of some of the most influential novels and stories in English literature lend a fresh, simplistic element to these timeless works of art. The comic book versions of acclaimed classics, such as Pride and Prejudice and The Scarlett Letter, hit all the right notes and appeal to the modern reader while preserving the essence of the original masterpieces.

The original authors’ intent is brilliantly translated in these modern retellings that rely on simple and elegant artwork to help translate these complex tales. The mix of modern language with classic prose, combined with beautiful illustrations, transforms the classics into colourful contemporary renditions of the world’s most beloved stories. Whether you’re revisiting your favourites or looking to experience the classics for the first time, these graphic novel adaptations are sure to ignite your interest!