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From Classics to Graphics: 6 Literary Masterpieces Turned Into Graphic Novels

Abridging classic novels for younger readers is nothing new. But in recent years, classic literature has been graphic novel-ized, making it more accessible for readers young and old while preserving the plot, themes, and sometimes even the author’s voice. English class will never be the same, thanks to these classics gone graphic. 1. The Picture of [...]

Meowmorphosis

“One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten.” So begins the latest literary mash-up from our friends at Quirk Books, the ingeniously titled MEOWMORPHOSIS. It’s been getting some great reviews, and the premise looks like a really fun update of the [...]

The Meowmorphosis

Quirk Books, the publisher of such gems as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, and Night of the Living Trekkies is back with another classic. Behold, Meowmorphosis: One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten. [...] Gregor Samsa [...]

Why Kafka Makes You Smarter

“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic vermin.” The first line of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis immediately launches readers into a surreal world where a man transforms into a bug and his family barely notices. Surrealist stories aren’t just entertaining pursuits—reading Kafka or other [...]