Enjoying the Classics in Illustrated Form

When I read that something has become an “instant classic” I almost reflexively tend to discount the following words. It’s not unlike my reaction to reading about a “very unique” something or the other.

In case you are wondering, a “classic” is something which by definition has withstood the test of time and something which is “unique” is permitted no modifiers. Either something is unique or it is not–no degrees are possible.

With that prelude, I shift to a more pleasant topic: Classics Illustrated. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who was introduced to a number of the, properly speaking, literary classics via the illustrated (comic book) versions of the same. I was very glad today to run across a site which has a number of them digitized for my old-age reading pleasure. Yellowed with age as they are (and terribly old-school in their portrayal of difficult scenes) they bring back memories. Perhaps they will do the same for you.

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