7 Graphic Novel Adaptations of Beloved Books You Should Buy Right Now

Your favorites, fully illustrated.

1

Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery

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Step inside Montgomery’s classic in this whimsically illustrated version, perfect for both newcomers to the story and longtime fans. When the Cuthberts decide to adopt an orphan to help manage their family farm, they never imagine the delightful Anne will arrive. Her flaming red hair, unstoppable imagination, and spirited adventures jump right off the pages.

To buy: $11; amazon.com.


2

Emma, by Jane Austen

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Author Nancy Butler and illustrator Janet Lee perfectly capture one of Austen’s most mischievous heroines in this version of Emma. If you’re a Austen fan, the light, airy nature of Lee’s illustrations will paint her precious characters in a new light. This book is part of a larger series with Marvel that includes versions of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey.

To buy: $11; amazon.com.


3

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

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Illustrator Tim Hamilton draws this dystopian classic with the distinct look of a comic. The vibrant, thrilling artwork immerses you in the world Bradbury originally imagined in 1953.

To buy: $11; amazon.com.



4

Wuthering Heights, by Charlotte Brontë

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John M. Burns' beautiful watercolor artwork tells the heart wrenching story of Heathcliff and Catherine in this visual retelling of Wuthering Heights. Though the book was shortened to fit, it uses much of Brontë's original text and dialogue.

To buy: $14; amazon.com.


5

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

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Coelho's modern favorite tells the story of a shepherd who travels the world looking for treasures. This magical story is retold in vivid detail, reminding us to always follow our intuition and our dreams.

To buy: $19; amazon.com.


6

The Odyssey, by Homer

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Gareth Hinds' interpretation of Homer’s 2,000-year-old epic poem brings incredible visual detail to the story's six-headed monsters, deadly storms and whirlpools, and Sirens. This isn't your high school required reading.

To buy: $10; amazon.com.



7

A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle

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This graphic novel—with its black, white, and blue artwork—brings the pages of L’Engle’s Newbery Award–winning fantasy into a whole new dimension. It's a must-read for fans before the film adaptation hits theaters next year.

To buy: $14; amazon.com.