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Two New YA Books Revisit 19th Century Classics

Summer is officially over: two beloved Gothic novels, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein are emerging from their graves just in time for Halloween. The Los Angeles Times reports, “Australian poet and fantasy novelist Alison Croggon starts her novel “Black Spring” with the plot skeleton of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, then grafts on witches, wizards and a little contemporary feminist theory. Los Angeles-based graphic novelist Gris Grimly, known for illustrating books for children and teens that suit his grim namesake, liberates the crew from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein of their Edwardian-era frippery and outfits them in leather and lace sleek enough to make the scene opening for Siouxsie and the Banshees.”

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