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Volume 2 of The Graphic Canon delivers a 19th-century cornucopia that includes Maxon Crumb and Gris Grimly's versions of Poe's visions, Eisner Award-winning artist Bill Sienkiewicz's take on Moby-Dick, and, for the first time, a selection from Huckleberry Finn exactly as Twain wrote it. The bad boys of Romanticism - Shelley, Keats, and Byron - are here along with the Brontë sisters, Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra and Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Frankenstein joins Thoreau's Walden and two of Emily Dickinson's greatest poems.

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This volume was better than volume 1, but one has to say that with the same tone as one says "having a temperature of 104 is better than having a temperature of 106." Some of the artwork is great - this is a fine showcase of a number of up-and-coming artists who may make it big for all the right reasons. Some of the "artwork," though, is just sloppy mediocre pseudo-art pretentiously demanding we call it "art" just because it says so (even though Mrs. Wilson's 3rd-grade class could draw better th...

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