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Cover Art: Hamlet /
Hamlet
Babra, Neil, 1978-
With his father murdered and the murderer crowned king, Prince Hamlet struggles to deliver justice on his own terms even as the rest of the world writes him off as a madman. In this bold and inventive graphic novel, the artist Neil Babra re-creates Shakespeare's classic play."--
Teen Fiction BABRA
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Cover Art: Jane Austen's Emma /
Jane Austen's Emma
Butler, Nancy, 1951-
In the village of Highbury, young Emma Woodhouse is an expert in romance. Believing herself a matchmaker, she employs her knack for pairing people at every opportunity. According to her, she hasn't been wrong yet, and the mere thought she could be is quite preposterous. When a single young lady - Harriet Smith - arrives in Highbury, Emma is dtermined to find her a suitable gentleman caller. Between card parties, suppers, and carriage drives, everything seems to be going according to plan. However, love has other intentions! With her scheme backfiring in ways she could not anticipate, Emma finds her meddling is leading to heartbreak - her own! Can she set aside her agenda before true love goes asunder?
Teen Fiction BUTLER
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Cover Art: Pride & prejudice /
Pride & prejudice
Butler, Nancy, 1951-
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. Tailored from the adored Jane Austen classic, the author faithfully adapt the tale of Elizabeth Bennet and her loveable-if-eccentric family, as they navigate through tricky British social circles. Will Lizzy's father manage to marry off her five daughters, despite his wife's incessant nagging? And will Lizzy's beautiful sister Jane marry the handsome, wealthy Mr. Bingley, or will his brooding friend Mr. Darcy stand between their happiness?
Teen Fiction BUTLER
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Cover Art: Sense & sensibility /
Sense & sensibility
Butler, Nancy, 1951-
Presents, in graphic novel format, a tale of English country manners in which two sisters, one sensible and one impulsive, wrestle with their attractions to unsuitable men after they are forced to leave their family home following the death of their father.
Teen Fiction BUTLER
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Cover Art: Treasure Island /
Treasure Island
Chauvel, David
Young Jim Hawkins discovers an old treasure map and sets out on a harrowing voyage to a faraway island. The violent sea is just the first of many obstacles, as Jim soon learns there are dangerous men seeking the same treasure.
Children's Fiction CHAUVEL
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Cover Art: Dante's Divine comedy /
Dante's Divine comedy
Chwast, Seymour.
In this, Seymour Chwast's version of Dante Alighieri's epic poem, Dante and his guide Virgil don fedoras and wander through noirish realms of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. Along the way they catalogue a multitude of sinners and saints--many of them real people to whom Dante tellingly assigned either horrible punishment or indescribable pleasure--and meet both God and Lucifer face-to-face."
Adult Fiction CHWAST
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Cover Art: Frankenstein : the graphic novel /
Frankenstein : the graphic novel
Cobley, Jason
A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.
Teen Fiction COBLEY
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Cover Art: At the mountains of madness : a graphic novel /
At the mountains of madness : a graphic novel
Culbard, Ian
H.P. Lovecraft's terrifying horror story gets an illustrated interpretation by one of today's finest graphic novel artists. Geologist William Dyer--the narrator of this novella--is desperate to stop a research team planning a journey to Antarctica. He himself led a disastrous mission there, only to discover evidence of blood-chilling evil from beyond Earth. Will the new expedition continue its plans? And what will happen if they go?
Adult Fiction CULBARD
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Cover Art: Do androids dream of electric sheep? [1] /
Do androids dream of electric sheep? [1]
Dick, Philip K.
Rick Deckard is an officially sanctioned bounty hunter tasked to find six rogue androids. They are machines, but look, sound and think just like humans -- clever, and most of all, dangerous humans.
Adult Fiction DICK
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Cover Art: A study in scarlet : a Sherlock Holmes graphic novel /
A study in scarlet : a Sherlock Holmes graphic novel
Edginton, Ian.
A man's body is found in a bloodstained room -- without a scratch on it. A name has been partly written in blood on the wall. A woman's wedding ring is found.... The sensational story Sherlock Holmes traces, from a dingy London tenement to the plains of the American Wild West, provides a test case in his 'science of deduction,' but the greatest enigma to his new friend, Dr. Watson, is Sherlock Holmes himself.
Teen Fiction EDGINTO
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Cover Art: Oscar Wilde's The picture of Dorian Gray : a graphic novel /
Oscar Wilde's The picture of Dorian Gray : a graphic novel
Edginton, Ian.
"If it was I who was to be forever young and the picture that was to grow old! There is nothing in the world I would not give. I would give my soul for that."
Teen Fiction EDGINTO
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Cover Art: The hound of the Baskervilles : a Sherlock Holmes graphic novel /
The hound of the Baskervilles : a Sherlock Holmes graphic novel
Edginton, Ian.
The Illustrated Classics graphic-novel series takes on the master of deduction with this invigorating slant on one of Conan Doyle's best-loved works. The story unfolds faithfully: Dr. Mortimer arrives at 221B Baker Street to rope Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson into the strange case of Charles Baskerville, who recently (and quite mysteriously!) became the latest in his lineage to die, possibly at the hands of the legendary beast who haunts the grounds.
Teen Fiction EDGINTO
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Cover Art: The sign of the four /
The sign of the four
Edginton, Ian.
The drama begins when a woman arrives on Holmes's doorstep asking for his help finding an anonymous person who has been sending her mysterious gifts and letters. Holmes agrees to investigate--but soon he and Dr. Watson find themselves entangled in a deadly treasure hunt.
Teen Fiction EDGINTO
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Cover Art: Great expectations : the graphic novel : quick text version /
Great expectations : the graphic novel : quick text version
Green, Jen.
After harsh early years, Pip, an orphan growing up in Victorian England, is given the means to become a gentleman by an unknown benefactor and learns that outward appearances can be deceiving. Adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, Great Expectations.
Teen Fiction GREEN
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Cover Art: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 : the authorized adaptation /
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 : the authorized adaptation
Hamilton, Tim.
In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.
Adult Fiction HAMILTO
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Cover Art: Beowulf /
Beowulf
Hinds, Gareth, 1971-
Graphic novel adaptation of the Old English epic poem, Beowulf.
Teen Fiction HINDS
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Cover Art: Macbeth /
Macbeth
Hoshine, Ken, 1977-
The only Shakespeare play with a villain for its hero, Macbeth takes us deep inside the mind and conscience of a murderer. In this bold and inventive graphic novel, the artist Ken Hoshine re-creates Shakespeare's classic play.
Teen Fiction HOSHINE
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Cover Art: Charles Darwin's On the origin of species : a graphic adaptation /
Charles Darwin's On the origin of species : a graphic adaptation
Keller, Michael, 1976-
A stunning graphic adaptation of one of the most famous, contested, and important books of all time. Few books have been as controversial or as historically significant as Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Since the moment it was released on November 24, 1859, Darwin's masterwork has been heralded for changing the course of science and condemned for its implied challenges to religion. In Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, author Michael Keller and illustator Nicolle Rager Fuller introduce a new generation of readers to the original text. Including sections about his pioneering research, the book's initial public reception, his correspondence with other leading scientists, as well as the most recent breakthroughs in evolutionary theory, this riveting, beautifully rendered adaptation breathes new life into Darwin's seminal and still polarizing work.
Adult Fiction KELLER
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Cover Art: The Graphic Canon 3 : Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest /
The Graphic Canon 3 : Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest
Kick, Russell.
The classic literary canon meets the comics artists, illustrators, and other artists who have remade reading in Russ Kick's magisterial, three-volume, full-color The Graphic Canon, volumes 1, 2, and 3. Volume 3 brings to life the literature of the end of the 20th century and the start of the 21st, including a Sherlock Holmes mystery, an H.G. Wells story, an illustrated guide to the Beat writers, a one-act play from Zora Neale Hurston, a disturbing meditation on Naked Lunch, Rilke's soul-stirring Letters to a Young Poet, Ana s Nin's diaries, the visions of Black Elk, the heroin classic The Man With the Golden Arm (published four years before William Burroughs' Junky), and the postmodernism of Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace, Kathy Acker, Raymond Carver, and Donald Barthelme... (click link above and select the "summary" tab for more).
Adult Fiction
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Cover Art: The metamorphosis /
The metamorphosis
Kuper, Peter, 1958-
A brilliant, darkly comic reimagining of Kafka's classic tale of family, alienation, and a giant bug.
Adult Nonfiction Book 741.5973 K
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Cover Art: Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime & punishment : a graphic novel /
Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime & punishment : a graphic novel
Mairowitz, David Zane, 1943-
Dostoevsky draws a grim portrait of nineteenth century Russia, a society divided into the depraved rich and the helpless poor. Hunted by police and his own conscience, Raskolnikov is driven toward confession. He despairs that only by turning himself in will he find reprieve from his agony or, maybe, he will find salvation.
Teen Fiction MAIROWI
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Cover Art: The trial : a graphic novel /
The trial : a graphic novel
Montellier, Chantal
The Trial is a graphic adaptation of Franz Kafka's famous novel, illustrated by one of France's leading graphic artists. The darkly humorous tale follows Joseph K, who is arrested one morning for unexplained reasons and forced to struggle against an absurd judicial process.He finds himself thrown from one disorientating encounter to the next as he becomes increasingly desperate to prove his innocence in the face of unknown charges. In its stark portrayal of an authoritarian bureaucracy trampling over the lives of its estranged citizens.
Adult Nonfiction Book 741.5944 M
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Cover Art: The alchemist : a graphic novel /
The alchemist : a graphic novel
Ruiz, Derek, 1980-
An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasures found within.
Adult Fiction RUIZ
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Cover Art: Stoker's Dracula /
Stoker's Dracula
Thomas, Roy, 1940-
Thirty years later, comics legends Roy Thomas and Dick Giordano reunite to complete their unfinished adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic tale of vampire horror, Dracula! Originally serialized in Marvel horror magazines Vampire Tales and Legion of Monsters, their meticulous retelling of Bram Stoker's tale of Gothic horror has been found in the Marvel tombs, and will at last be unleashed upon the daylight! Collects Stoker's Dracula #1-4.
Teen Fiction THOMAS
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Cover Art: The Odyssey : adapted from the epic poem by Homer /
The Odyssey : adapted from the epic poem by Homer
Thomas, Roy, 1940-
Odysseus, one of the great Greek warriors of the Trojan War, has not arrived home. His ship is blown off course by the vengeful sea god Poseidon, thus leading the hero into a series of awesome adventures that form a cornerstone of Western literature - the greatest voyage in all mythology!
Teen Fiction THOMAS
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Cover Art: The three musketeers /
The three musketeers
Thomas, Roy, 1940-
In seventeenth-century France, young d'Artagnan initially quarrels with, then befriends, three musketeers and joins them in trying to outwit the enemies of the king and queen.
Teen Fiction THOMAS
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Cover Art: Zorro. Volume 1, Year one, trail of the fox /
Zorro. Volume 1, Year one, trail of the fox
Wagner, Matt
Chronicles the adventures of America's first masked super-hero--the lone and daring adventurer who fought for justice in the wilds of old California. For nearly a century, his tireless blade has rallied against the gredy and malicious striking terror into the hearts of those who will one day wear his slashing brand, the mark of Zorro.
Teen Fiction WAGNER
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