Adventure Classics: Graphic Classics Volume 12
Eureka Productions, 2005 (2005)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
is the twelfth in a series of illustrated classics, intended '
to present adaptations by worthy authors who may be unfamiliar to today's readers.
his volume presents shorts by Robert Louis Stevenson, Sax Rohmer, Alexandre Dumas, Zane Grey, Robert W. Service, Damyon Runyon, Rafael Sabatini, Rudyard Kipling, Fitz-James O'Brien, Edith Nesbit, Johnston McCulley, Arthur Conan Doyle, and O'Henry. The adaptations are done by a variety of writers, and the black and white illustrations by different artists.
In the Valley of the Sorceress
is the spooky story of a doomed Egyptian excavation. In Sabatini's
, Captain Peter Blood shows his usual wiliness in escaping a trap. Conan Doyle's
Crime of the Brigadier
is a funny fox hunting story that reflects a serious cultural gap between English and French. And I enjoyed seeing old favorite poems like Service's
Shooting of Dan McGrew
in graphic format.
his engaging mix of short stories and poems - including mystery, adventure and horror - is an excellent introduction to some of the best of classic authors.
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