Pratt Picks


Young Adult - Graphic Classics

Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet (2009)
Richard Appignanesi
In this adaptation of William Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet are members of rival Yakuza families in modern-day Tokyo and their forbidden love leads to tragedy for both their families. The Manga Shakespeare series also includes Hamlet, Much Ado about Nothing, and King Lear
Call Number: PN6737 .A66 R66 2007
Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray (2008)
Ian Culbard
"If it was I who was to be forever young and the picture that was to grow old! There is nothing in the world I would not give. I would give my soul for that."
Call Number: PN6737 .C85 O83 2008
Robinson Crusoe [by Daniel Defoe]
Robinson Crusoe [by Daniel Defoe] (2011)
Ian Graham
During one of his several adventurous voyages in the 1600's an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly 30 years on a deserted island. (For more graphic classics in this series, click on the series link in the Catalog Record.)
Beowulf (1999)
Gareth Hinds
The epic tale of the great warrior Beowulf has thrilled readers for more than a thousand years.
Call Number: PR1585 .H5 1999Q
King Lear
King Lear (2007)
Gareth Hinds

When an old king tries to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, he unleashes a power struggle that will tear his family and the kingdom apart. This book is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's play.

Call Number: PR2878 .K4 H56 2007Q
Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde (2009)
Andrzej Klimowski, Danusia Schejbal
When a scientific experiment runs amok, Dr. Henry Jekyll finds himself unable to control his transformations into a hideous fiend, Mr. Hyde. 
Call Number: PN6737 .K56 R63 2009
Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment (20102010)
Alain Korkos
A man kills someone simply because he believes himself to be so superior to the masses that he cannot be convicted of murder.
The Jungle
The Jungle (1991)
Peter Kuper
Immigrant Jurgis Rudkus and his family cope with unsanitary conditions and harsh labor practices in the Chicago meat-packing houses at the turn of the 20th century.
Call Number: PN6727.K67 J86 2004Q
The Metamorphosis
The Metamorphosis (2003)
Peter Kuper
Traveling salesman Gregor Samsa awakens in his family home one morning to find himself turned into a giant bug. This book adapts a story by Franz Kafka.
Call Number: PN6727 .M4 K87 2003
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Bram Stoker's Dracula (2008)
Tim Mucci
The lord of the undead seeks blood from the living to ensure his survival.
Call Number: PN6727 .M93 B73 2008
The Odyssey [by Homer]
The Odyssey [by Homer] (2009)
Tim Mucci
The Trojan War raged for ten years until the Greek armies triumphed.  But the victors were cursed by jealous gods and set out in stormy seas to face their fates. It took more than gods and monsters to keep King Odysseus from returning home.
Zeus: King of the Gods
Zeus: King of the Gods (2010)
George O'Connor
Terrified of being killed by one of his children, Kronos devours each of his offspring in turn. Only Zeus, the youngest, is saved. Though raised to enjoy a life of leisure, Zeus must fulfill his destiny and lead a new race of gods--and he must begin by destroying his own father.
Edgar Allan Poe's tales of mystery and madness
Edgar Allan Poe's tales of mystery and madness  (2004)
Edgar Allan Poe
This is an illustrated collection of four abridged stories by the master of terror. Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia is also available.
Thoreau at Walden
Thoreau at Walden (2008)
John Porcellino, Henry David Thoreau
This graphic novel, narrated in Thoreau's own words, weaves together elements from Walden, "Civil Disobedience," "Walking," and Thoreau's journals to tell the story of his two years in the woods and of the night he spent in jail for refusing to pay a poll tax.
Call Number: PS3048 .A1 2008Q
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (2005)
Gary Reed
  A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.
Call Number: PN6727 .R38 M37 2005
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre (2008)
Joe Sanders
As a governess in service to the reclusive and solitary Mr. Rochester, Jane develops a secret love for him which he senses and reciprocates. This book is based on Charolotte Brontë's novel.
Call Number: PN6737 .S44 J36 2008