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Abridged classics : brief summaries of books you were supposed to read but probably didn't

Author: John Atkinson, (Cartoonist)
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperDesign, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Abridged Classics is a witty collection of some of the major works of Western literature. John Atkinson, the creator of Wrong Hands cartoons, cleverly sums up these works in the least amount of words possible, enhanced by his delightfully deadpan illustrations. More than a hundred titles are included from Brave New World to Pride and Prejudice and Romeo and Juliet to The Great Gatsby. The literary endeavors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cartoons and comics
Cartoons (Humor)
Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Atkinson, (Cartoonist)
ISBN: 9780062747853 0062747851
OCLC Number: 1004142213
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 159 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: John Atkinson, creator of Wrong hands.

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"Abridged Classics is a witty collection of some of the major works of Western literature. John Atkinson, the creator of Wrong Hands cartoons, cleverly sums up these works in the least amount of words possible, enhanced by his delightfully deadpan illustrations. More than a hundred titles are included from Brave New World to Pride and Prejudice and Romeo and Juliet to The Great Gatsby. The literary endeavors contained in these pages -- which make pithy molehills out of verbose mountains -- are sure to amuse, confuse, educate, or irritate"--Back cover.

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John Atkinson has illustrated and summarized the books you don't want to read but nevertheless feel you should. -- the Paris Review Turns out you can summarize Proust's In Search of Lost Time with Read more...

 
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