Classics Illustrated #6: The Scarlet Letter

Classics Illustrated #6: The Scarlet Letter

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In addition to his graphic adapations of opera and the fairy tales of Oscar Wilde, P. Craig Russell is known for both his collaborations with Neil Gaiman and his adaptations of Gaiman's prose works, all of which makes Russell an inspired choice to adapt The Scarlet Letter. Russell broke down the novel into script form and layouts, providing Jill Thompson the foundation for her beautifully painted pages that bring Hawthorne's tale of adultery and secrets to more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 56 pages
  • 170.18 x 231.14 x 10.16mm | 272.15g
  • Papercutz
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • full colour illustrations
  • 1597071625
  • 9781597071628
  • 440,240

About Nathaniel Hawthorne

P. Craig Russell is a multiple Harvey and Eisner award winner who began his work at Marvel and Eclipse Comics, where he wrote a popular adaptation of Oscar Wilde's play "Salome." Other works include "The Magic Flute" for NBM publishing along with Batman (DC Comics), Daredevil (Marvel), Sandman (Vertigo), and Coraline, a best-selling adaptation of Neil Gaiman's picture book.Jill Thompson is one of the most well-known female comicbook artists in the industry today. Aside from her comic "Scary Godmother," Jill has illustrated for Marvel (Spiderman), DC Comics (Swamp Thing, Wonderwoman), Topps (The X-Files) and Bongo Comics (Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror).show more

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37 ratings
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4 27% (10)
3 35% (13)
2 16% (6)
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I've read a lot of graphic adaptations of classic literature but this is the first time I've read one that I haven't read the original novel. I'm working my way through this entire series and there are going to be quite a few where I'll be in this situation. Usually I compare the adaptation to the original. Now I'll be giving my impressions of the story as a first time reader. First of all this is a beautiful book; the illustrations are gorgeous. Thompson has painted each page with luscious watercolours. I've read "The House of Seven Gables" by Hawthorne and absolutely abhorred it so I had no intentions of ever reading this novel or anything others by Hawthorne (though I think "A Wonder-Book for Boys and Girls" is one o the best books of Greek mythology ever written). It was good that I got to experience "The Scarlet Letter" through this format as I immensely enjoyed the story! Of course, I knew the basic adultery, letter "A", plot and guessed right away who she was protecting but I had no idea how much the story focused on what a strong, faithful person Hester was. My previous experience with this series lets me know how true to the originals Papercutz stays and they use a lot of the original text also. However, I'm not sure if I'd be compelled to read the original even at this point as the writing is full of thous, dosts and whences, which I don't need in my life. I'm thoroughly thrilled though to have become acquainted with this classic through such a quality graphic more
by Nicola Mansfield
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