Classic Comics No. 10: Robinson Crusoe

Classic Comics No. 10: Robinson Crusoe

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This issue of Classic Comics contained an adaptation of Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe that was published by the Gilberton Company, Inc. in April 1943. The cover has art by Stanley Maxwell (Zuckerberg) that depicts the shipwrecked Robinson Crusoe on his island with his parrot and dog. The novel was adapted by Evelyn Goodman and the issue also contained a section of poems of the sea including “Dover Beach” by Mathew Arnold, “Break, Break, Break” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and “The Three Fishers” by Charles Kingsley.
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.
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Object Name
comic book
date made
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 in; 19.05 cm x 25.4 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer
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