Graphic Narratives The Classics Illustrated Series - Essay

The Classics Illustrated Series

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Beth Levine (essay date 24 November 1989)

SOURCE: "Berkley, First and CMG Join to Revive Classics Illustrated," in Publishers Weekly, Vol. 236, No. 20, November 24, 1989, p. 48.

[In the following essay, Levine remarks on the revival of the Classics Illustrated series.]

"Classics Illustrated"…. For millions, the name conjures up the midnight hours they spent reading by flashlight under the bedcovers. For others, the comic book versions of such titles as Moby Dick and David Copperfield symbolize the only way they survived English lit. In February, Berkley, First Publishing and Classics Media Group will revive the...

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