Classics Illustrated No. 39: Jane Eyre

Description
This issue of Classics Illustrated contained an adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s 1847 novel Jane Eyre. Harry Glickman adapted the novel for comic publication by Gilberton in July 1947. Harley Griffiths illustrated the cover that depicts Mr. Rochester’s insane wife, Bertha Mason, interrupting a wedding ceremony.
Classic Comics was a series of comic book adaptations of literary classics published from 1941 until 1971. The series aimed to expose young people to classic literature through the more popular medium of a comic book. Classic Comics was first published by Elliott Publishing in 1941, but founder Albert Kanter spun off publishing to the Gilberton Company in 1942. In 1947 Classic Comics became Classics Illustrated. Kanter sold the company to the Frawley Corporation in 1967, who published the series until 1971.
Object Name
comic book
date made
1947
maker
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 in; 19.05 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
2013.0086.067
catalog number
2013.0086.067
accession number
2013.0086
subject
Comics
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
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Popular Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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