Hey, did you know that there are manga versions of the classical books, like Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice?"
Isn't that just awesomesauce?!
I know, that many literature majors might frown upon this adapted collection of very important and famous literary works. As some things are omitted, and some characters are left absent. But the main story is still intact in each, and there is FINALLY a way to introduce children to the classics - hoping later on they will settle for reading the books in which they are based.
I've ordered two from Amazon at this time - "Shakespeare's 12th Night," and of course, "Pride & Prejudice."
I have "Jane Eyre" from Charlotte Bronte placed on my 'next time' wishlist - and would also like to purchase "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickenson (in manga form, of course).
Manga isn't the only form of getting your fix of the classic novels either!
Did you know that you can read Bram Stoker's "Dracula" which was re-envisioned, trying to stay as close as possible to the source material of the book (not the film) but it has been released by Marvel?!
Yup! Marvel also does the classics.
I already have added L. Frank Baum's "Oz" series of Marvel Illustrated books into my 'soon' wishlist.
They have the entire compendium of all the books wrapped into one HUGE volume for about $100 USD.
It'll have to wait until much later, but I WANT!
Anyway - it's a short journal - but hopefully someone will get excited over this news (or not - because I live under a rock, and am probably 6 years behind everyone on the trends...