22 Eye-Opening Graphic Novel Adaptations

A new way of looking at classic works

If you think the classics are boring, then these brilliant adaptations may just change your mind...

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2. Macbeth: The Graphic Novel

William Shakespeare,‎ Clive Bryant (Ed),‎ Jon Haward (Illus),‎ Gary Erskine (Illus),‎ John McDonald (Adapter)
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3. The Times Of Botchan Vol.1

Jiro Taniguchi,‎ Natsuo Sekikawa

5. Gris Grimly's Frankenstein

Mary Shelley, Gris Grimly (Illus)
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6. Howl: A Graphic Novel

Allen Ginsberg, Eric Drooker
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7. Yvain: The Knight of the Lion

MT Anderson, Andrea Offermann (Illus)

8. A Christmas Carol: The Graphic Novel

Charles Dickens,‎ Clive Bryant (Ed),‎ David Roach (Illus),‎ Terry Wiley (Illus), Sean Michael Wilson (Adapter)
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9. The Scarlet Letter: Manga Classics

Nathaniel Hawthorne,‎ Stacy King (Ed),‎ Crystal Chan (Ed),‎ SunNeko Lee (Illus)
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10. Nevermore: A Graphic Adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's Short Stories

Dan Whitehead, Edgar Allan Poe, Stuart Tipples (Illus)
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12. Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen, Nancy Butler, Hugo Petrus (Illus)
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13. Beowulf

Santiago Garcia, David Rubin (Illus)
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14. Sherlock Holmes Vol. 3: Moriarty Lives

y David Liss,‎ Daniel Indro (Illus),‎ Olavo Costa (Illus),‎ Carlos Furuzono (Illus)

15. Manga Shakespeare: Hamlet

Emma Vieceli (Author, Illustrator),‎ Richard Appignanesi (Author)
Canterbury Tales cover

16. The Canterbury Tales

Seymour Chwast
Kindred cover

17. Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Octavia E. Butler,‎ John Jennings (Illus),‎ Damian Duffy (Ed)
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20. The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho, Daniel Sampere (Illus)
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21. The Good Earth

Pearl S. Buck, Nick Bertozzi
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22. Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel

Mariah Marsden, Brenna Thummler (Illus), L.M. Montgomery, Kendra Phipps (Ed),‎ Erika Kuster (Ed)

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust