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Classics Illustrated Deluxe #8: Oliver Twist (Classics Illustrated Deluxe Graphic Nove) by Charles Dickens,Loic Dauvillier,Olivier Deloye
ISBN: 1597073075
ISBN13: 978-1597073073
Author: Charles Dickens,Loic Dauvillier,Olivier Deloye
Book title: Classics Illustrated Deluxe #8: Oliver Twist (Classics Illustrated Deluxe Graphic Nove)
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Pages: 240 pages
Publisher: Papercutz; 70th anniversay ed edition (May 8, 2012)
Language: English
Size PDF version: 1245 kb
Size ePub version: 1707 kb
Size fb2 version: 1516 kb
Category: Classics

Charles Dickens' social novel comes to Classics Illustrated Deluxe in an extra-sized volume that features more comics pages than previous volumes. Dickens surrounds the serious themes of his novel with sarcasm and dark humor, making the quirky yet powerful art of Olivier Deloye a great fit for this adaptation of one of the greatest literary works of the past 200 years

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Everyone with even a bit of knowledge of the works of Charles Dickens knows of the iconic phrase I used as the title to my review. Along with the opening sentences of "A Tale of Two Cities" it is ingrained in the mind of Dickens readers.

Having said that, how many people have actually read the novel upon which it was based? These days, probably not a lot, and I am one of those people who haven't read it. This latest graphic novel from Papercutz more than adequately makes up for that lack on my part.

This edition is compiled from collecting the contents of 5 graphic novels, and placing them in one book, rather like what is being done with Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series. We get the full idea behind the work, particularly how the poor are treated and regarded by those more fortunate, and the hardships and sorrow that they live with every day.

Oliver is a plucky young man, who goes in and out of good and bad situations, and interacts with people in both of those areas. The artistry is uniformly excellent, but the back of the book cautions that some scenes of violence may be too intense for younger readers. Having completed the work, I can understand that caution. This is a grim book, with some extremely unsavory characters, and also some who are kind and sympathetic.

As most of Dickens' plots, things turn out all right for the hero in the end, and the plot is tied up nicely. Papercutz is doing a great favor to those of us who enjoy classical literature, in making new editions to complement older works available to modern readers who may not have time to plow through the numerous pages of the original works, but can spare a few hours to read the book in a graphic fashion. May they continue to do this for a long time!
Ferri - My name
Given as a gift but the illustrations were first rate. Good way to introduce young people to the classics of literature.
great items presented,fabulous transaction, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A++++
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