Graphic Classics Volume 9: Robert Louis Stevenson (Graphic Classics Graphic Nov)
ISBN: 0974664804 Global Overview for this book
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Grade 7 Up–This series volume does not stand out, but it still makes a fine counterpoint to conventional graphic-novel themes. It includes some of Stevenson's longer stories as well as a section showcasing some of his short poems and fables. Clever rhymes juxtapose easily with the humorous, black-and-white artwork, and the combination invites repeated readings; "The Angler" is a fine example. The story of Jekyll and Hyde is divided into two sections illustrated by two different artists. The events leading up to Jekyll's confession comprise part one, and the confession itself forms the body of part two. Though each section stands on its own, the striking differences in the artistic styles make the transition from one to the other difficult. A brief biography by Mort Castle and a short story by Stevenson's wife, Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson, are included, as is "The Crumb Brothers on Treasure Island" by Maxon Crumb, a recollection of the impact the famous novel had on him and his siblings when they were children. These extra entries offer interesting perspectives on Stevenson's life and influence. There is no adaptation of Treasure Island, but scattered bits of verse allude to its existence.–J. M. Poole, East Rochester Public Library, NY
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While not something I would buy or have permanently on my shelf, this was an interesting little book. I throughly enjoyed reading it.
This is a nice introduction to the various work by RLS: longer stories, poems, short fictions, and includes also a brief biography and works by other writers talking about RLS's influence on them. The art styles are varied, and overall it's quite interesting. A good refresher of what I've studied, and an introduction to other works I haven't read.
This now goes into the graphic novel and manga box.