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In Search Of: Now Age Illustrated Classics

I read these comic book adaptations of classic stories years ago – I want to say I was in third grade when I read my first. Maybe I was a bit older – definitely in my tweens. I believe the Now Age Illustrated books helped me appreciate classic literature and attract me to English as a major subject to study. Many stories I’d read over and over. I do remember Now Age adapted the following, all of which I read:

  • Frankenstein
  • War of the Worlds
  • The Time Machine
  • The Story of My Life (Helen Keller)
  • The Diary of Anne Frank
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • King Lear
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • The Civil War (not a novel, but illustrated history)
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Tom Sawyer
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • A Christmas Carol
  • A Tale of Two Cities
As I understand it, there could be as many as 100 books.
These are found under Now Age Illustrated Classics through Pendulum Press. They are no longer in active print, so this is something that must be found in used bookstores and/or eBay. I am not looking for the Classics Illustrated books, but the ones with the cover template as shown above. I feel my daughter’s interest in reading could benefit from reading these stories. When she is older, she may better understand literature as I did.
So begins my search. If you happen to come across something like this in your attic, drop me a line.

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  1. I have several of these and sent you a private message on Facebook regarding them.

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