The Man Who Laughs

Victor Hugo

Gwynplaine joins a carnival and performs at fairs in England. It is later discovered that there is more to his past than meets the eye…
Date Published :
October 2017
Publisher :
Classics Illustrated Comics
Contributor(s) :
Norman Nodel
Language:
English
Series :
Classics Illustrated
Illustration :
Full color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781911238355
Pages : 48
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
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$9.95

Overview
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"The Man Who Laughs" tells of a facially disfigured boy, Gwynplaine, who is taken in by a carnival vendor and performs at fairs in England. It is later discovered that there is more to his past than meets the eye...

Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colourful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes a biography of Victor Hugo, theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom and at home to further engage the reader in the story.

The Classics Illustrated comic book series began in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas’s "The Three Musketeers", and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new CCS Books edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old.

About The Author
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Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French author best remembered as the writer of "Les Misérables", and "Notre-Dame de Paris" (or "The Hunchback of Notre Dame").

NORMAN NODEL (Nochem Yeshaya) was a noted artist and illustrator of children's books and magazines. Nodel began his illustrious career as a field artist in the army, drawing military maps during World War II. After the war, he pursued a successful career as an artist in a variety of styles, notably illustrating a great many issues in the famous 'Classics Illustrated' series in the 1950s. In the 1940s, he had previously been an assistant to George Marcoux, and he has done comic book art for True Comics and Sun Publications. His contributions to 'Classics Illustrated' varied from 'Ivanhoe' to 'Faust' and 'The Invisible Man'. He was also a regular on Charlton's teen, horror and romance titles of the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1960s he contributed to the Warren magazines Eerie and Creepy, using the pen name Donald Norman. During the last twelve years of his life, Mr. Norman Nodel devoted a major amount of his time and energy to illustrating books and magazines specifically for Jewish children, which gave him great pleasure and satisfaction. Norman Nodel worked to the last day of his life. He died on the 25th of February, 2000.

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