Thursday, August 28, 2008

Old Story, New Format

So I was studying the "New Winter Books" calendar in the latest issue of Romantic Times when what to my wondering eyes should appear, right there at the end of December, but Jane Eyre -- The Graphic Novel. Yes indeed, a UK publisher, Classical Comics,has made it their mission to reinvent classic works of literature as graphic novels, preserving the original text and adding some beautiful art. The US release of Jane Eyre, one of the best known gothic romances of all time, is scheduled for December, with Wuthering Heights to follow in Autumn 2009. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the art for Jane Eyre, since the only visual that comes repeatedly to mind is from the 1944 movie version and features Orson Welles in drag....

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