What are the best graphic novel adaptations of classic books?

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    #1The Book of Genesis Illustrated

    The Book of Genesis Illustrated
    The Book of Genesis Illustrated, a  Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards nominee, is a graphic illustration of all 50 chapters from the Book of Genesis. The graphic novel was published by  W. W. Norton & Company on October 19th, 2009. 

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    Ethan Howell
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "What a wonderfully illustrated book. The attention to details are phenomenal. "
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    #2The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Graphic Novel

    The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Graphic Novel

    Oscar Wilde's classic, The Picture of Dorian Gray is beautifully re-imagined by award-winning illustrator,  I.N.J. Culbard, and writer, Ian Edginton. This graphic novel was published on January 26th, 2009 by Sterling.

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    Julie Ward
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Graphic Novel by Oscar Wilde is a classic! It's a book that really makes you think, especially in today's youth obsessed world."
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    #3A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

    A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

    A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel is a breathtaking compilation of illustrations of an equally breathtaking fiction novel, Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. This graphic novel was published by Margaret Ferguson Books on October 2nd, 2012. 

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    George Castro
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This graphic novel is the best I have seen so far, very great storyline, I strongly recommend it."
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    #4Coraline Graphic Novel

    Coraline Graphic Novel

    Coraline Graphic Novel:  A book about a girl who moved in a new house with her parents. She gets bored and discontented with her family until she found a door in their new house that leads her in a parallel world that will give her surprises and nightmares. 


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    Carl Kim
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Coraline is a classic and this book does this piece a lot of justice. The illustrations are great for teenagers and allows the reader to visualize the story from beginning to end!"
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    #5The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Marvel Classics)

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Marvel Classics)

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a republished version of L. Frank Baum's classic, The Wizard of Oz, with beautiful illustrations by Skottie Young. This graphic novel was published by Marvel on September 16th, 2009.

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    Joshua Marshall
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Marvel comics is a great example of how to adapt a classic into a new modern form! I loved it!"
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    #6Stoker's Dracula

    Stoker's Dracula

    Stoker's Dracula is Roy Thomas' and Dick Giordano's comic book adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic book adaptation, Dracula. The graphic novel was published on November 9th, 2005 by Marvel Comics. 

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    William Harris
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is one of my all time favorite books. It is very interesting and now it has marvel comics graphics."
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    #7Sense & Sensibility (Marvel Illustrated)

    Sense & Sensibility (Marvel Illustrated)
    The Marvell Illustrated version of the Jane Austen classic, Sense and Sensibility is another masterpiece by the award-winning writer, Nancy Butler. The graphic novel was published by Marvel on November 17th, 2010.
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    Gerald Simmons
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "I have to disagree with the best graphic novel. While it is fun there are much better titles out there. Please work on the plot since it is rather odd."
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    #8Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen's classic romance novel is given a new light in its freshly beautiful graphic novel adaptation by Manga Classics. The graphic novel was published by Udon on August 6th, 2014. 

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    Hannah Wood
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I love to read classic books. Pride and Prejudice is one of my absolute favorites. I was looking for a good graphic novel adaptation of it and found out about Pride and Prejudice: Manga Classics. This is an amazing graphic novel adaptation of this book. It's beautiful! I love manga and anime, so this was just great for me. The art is beautiful. Highly recommended!"
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    #9Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel

    Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel
    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel is one of the many adaptations of the classic horror story of Frankenstein. This graphic novel was published on January 6th 2009 by Classical Comics. 
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    Elizabeth Peña
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "This looks to be a great novel remade about an old classic. Definitely fits the classic book adaptations."
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    #10The Iliad and the Odyssey

    The Iliad and the Odyssey
    Appealing to children's sense of adventure and sense of humor, the author uses her popular, highly detailed comic strip style and a rollicking text to adapt the ancient Grecian tales of gods, monsters, and warriors. Reprint.
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    Evelyn Castillo
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "My favorite classic book has to be The Iliad and the Odyssey. I first read this book while I was a sophomore in high school. This was probably one of my favorite books that I studied in school. Now this classic book gets even better because you can buy it as a graphic novel. "
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    #11Pinocchio

    Pinocchio

    Pinocchio is a  wordless graphic novel created by Winshluss. This sequential art book is first published in 2003 and won the Grand Prize at France's Angouleme comics festival in 2009.

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    Peter Bates
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I was curious what this retelling of Pinocchio would be like since I've always been a fan of the classic Disney movie. The art style here is absolutely amazing and I found myself flipping from page to page reliving this amazing story in an awesome new way."
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    #12Le Petit Prince

    Le Petit Prince

    In this French version of the famed book The Little Prince, we can delight with the wonderful illustrations of Joann Sfar. With a great translation, this inspiring text will hook you from the first page!

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    Gary Fisher
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I love the idea of adapting a classic story into a graphic novel but there was one major area where this book fell short, the art. The story as you would expect is excellent but the illustration do not appeal to me at all that it hindered my enjoyment dramatically."

Summary

Best What are the best graphic novel adaptations of classic books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Book of Genesis Illustrated Books 28 Paid
2The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Graphic NovelBooks 26 Paid
3A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic NovelBooks 25 Paid
4Coraline Graphic NovelBooks 23 Paid
5The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Marvel Classics)Books 20 Paid
6Stoker's DraculaBooks 20 Paid
7Sense & Sensibility (Marvel Illustrated)Books 18 Paid
8Pride and PrejudiceBooks 17 Paid
9Frankenstein: The Graphic NovelBooks 15 Paid
10The Iliad and the OdysseyBooks 7 Paid
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