Long Story Short: 100 Classic Books in Three Panels

Lisa Brown (Author)
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Description

Literature is long. Comics are short.

Does Proust get you down? Do you find The Unbearable Lightness of Being simply unbearable? Is The Inferno your own private hell? Do you long to be conversant about classics like Moby Dick, the Bhagavad Gita, Madame Bovary, and, um, Twilight?

Bestselling illustrator Lisa Brown (The Airport Book; Baby, Mix Me a Drink) did her homework. Long Story Short offers 100 pithy and skewering three-panel literary summaries, from curriculum classics like Don Quixote, Lord of the Flies, and Jane Eyre to modern favorites like Beloved, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and Atonement, conveniently organized by subjects including "Love," "Sex," "Death," and "Female Trouble." Lisa Brown's Long Story Short is the perfect way to turn a traipse through what your English teacher called "the canon" into a frolic--or to happily cram for the next occasion that requires you to appear bookish and well-read.

Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Publish Date
April 07, 2020
Pages
80
Dimensions
8.1 X 7.5 X 0.5 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781616205034

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About the Author

Claire Legrand is the New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn, the first book in the Empirium Trilogy. She is also the author of several other titles for children and teens, most notably The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, Winterspell, and the Edgar Award-nominated Some Kind of Happiness. Sawkill Girls is her seventh novel. Claire lives in central New Jersey, where she works as a librarian.

Reviews

"You probably began this quarantine with dreams of rereading Moby-Dick or Persuasion. But if you're like me, you're finding it hard to concentrate on anything more than a tweet. Fortunately, Lisa Brown has just published Long Story Short, a witty collection of cartoon book reviews."
--Ron Charles, The Washington Post

"It's lighter than CliffsNotes and quite possibly more entertaining than the originals (the horror, the horror!)"
--Booklist