Graphic Classics, Volume 9: Robert Louis Stevenson

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The ninth in a series of books which present great literature in comics and heavily-illustrated format by some of the best artists working today in the fields of comics, book illustration and fine arts. This volume includes comics adaptations of "The Suicide Club," "The Bottle Imp," and a unique two-part interpretation of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" by Simon Gane and Michael Slack. Plus a story by Fannie Van de Grift Stevenson and a collection of R.L. Stevenson's short fables and poems, with art by Hunt Emerson, ...
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The ninth in a series of books which present great literature in comics and heavily-illustrated format by some of the best artists working today in the fields of comics, book illustration and fine arts. This volume includes comics adaptations of "The Suicide Club," "The Bottle Imp," and a unique two-part interpretation of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" by Simon Gane and Michael Slack. Plus a story by Fannie Van de Grift Stevenson and a collection of R.L. Stevenson's short fables and poems, with art by Hunt Emerson, Lance Tooks, Maxon Crumb, Shary Flenniken, Johnny Ryan, Michael Manning and more.
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VOYA
This ninth series entry tackles works by nineteenth-century author Stevenson. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is cleverly abridged in two parts. In the first, illustrator Simon Gane's squared-off Frank Miller-esque illustrations evoke the Victorian era of the story. In the second, artist Michael Slack uses only one drawing per page to illustrate the poor doctor's final journal entries. His many washes of gray over strong caricatures make Jekyll's descent into madness somehow lovely. The book also presents adaptations of various shorter Stevenson works. Some of these are only a page or two long, and the style for each varies. There is a wonderfully "cartoony" The Sinking Ship by British comic legend Hunt Emerson. Peter Gullerud contributes a dark yet somehow silly interpretation of The Two Matches. There is even a short biography of Stevenson illustrated in a Mad magazine style by Chad Carpenter. The collection wraps up with a terrific version of The Bottle Imp. Artist Lance Tooks does away with conventional comics panels and wildly strews Stevenson's words and his own highly stylized illustrations across each page. Far from being hard to follow, the layout makes it a clear and fast-paced read. As with the other volumes of this series, this book is a good one to have on hand. Fans of Stevenson's work will appreciate the varied interpretations of it, and comics fans may get caught up in Stevenson's clever tales and seek out more. VOYA CODES: 4Q 3P M J S G (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12; Graphic Novel Format).2004, Eureka Productions, 144p., Trade pb. Ages 11 to 18.
—Geri Diorio
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This Graphic Classics volume contains adaptations of Stevenson's poems, short stories and novellas. The bulk consists of adaptations of three stories—"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," "The Bottle Imp," and "The Suicide Club." Unfortunately, Treasure Island is not adapted, but is ably represented by a Robert Crumb comic and an essay by his brother, Maxon Crumb, detailing their boyhood obsession with Long John Silver. "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is, of course, famous; many will find the actual novella disappointing, as most people know the story's epiphany. "The Bottle Imp" is about a man who buys a bottle with a demon inside, and then must sell it if he wishes to save his soul. My favorite story is "The Suicide Club," which is about Prince Florizel of Bohemia and his confidant (translation: babysitter), Colonel Geraldine. The Prince joins an exclusive London club whose members are all suicidal. Every night they gather round a table and deal cards; the man who gets the Ace of Spades dies. The Prince is bored and jaded, and he finds the situation rather thrilling...until he gets the Ace of Spades. This title is easy to recommend. Stevenson is a literary figure, after all, which makes his work literature; the adaptations, illustrated by a number of artists, are more than competent; and defenders of graphic novels in libraries can point to works such as these as proof that graphic novels have literary merit. However, there is another reason to recommend this graphic novel: it's a good, entertaining read. (Vol. 9, 2004). KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2004, Eureka, 144p. illus., Ages 12 to adult.
—GeorgeGaluschak
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Six of Stevenson's most famous works, including Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. All exemplify the powers of invention, command of horror and the supernatural, and the psychological depth that marked his best writing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780974664804
  • Publisher: Eureka Productions
  • Publication date: 6/15/2004
  • Series: Graphic Classics Series , #9
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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