Classics Illustrated

Acclaim / Valiant, 1997 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
Random Cover from Series #4 - Jane Eyre
February 1997
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Publication Dates:
February 1997 - [February] 1998
Number of Issues Published:
62 (#1 - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - #62 - The Scarlet Pimpernel)
digest size; 5.25 in. x 7.625 in.
Paper Stock:
cardstock cover; glossy interior (some issued with bond)
perfect bound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series
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Indicia Publishers:
Reprints from the Gilberton Classics Illustrated series with a few new titles (#59, 61 & 62). Titles are not numbered except as part of the ISBN which coincides with their publication order. Announced in 1996, the series first saw distribution of four issues in February 1997. The first few issues have 1996 copyright dates. However, the actual cover dates can be determined from the publication schedule found on the inside back cover or inside front cover of each issue. The series collapsed in early-1998 and many announced titles were never printed.

Reference issue numbers as follows:
1. Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)
2. Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare)
3. A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
4. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brönte)
5. Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
6. The Odyssey (Homer)
7. Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
8. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevski)
9. A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare)
10. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
11. The Prince and the Pauper (Mark Twain)
12. Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
13. Macbeth (William Shakespeare)
14. Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)
15. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Mark Twain)
16. Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
17. Stories by Poe (Edgar Allan Poe)
18. The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas)
19. Cyrano de Bergerac (Edmond Rostand)
20. Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
21. Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
22. Typee (Herman Melville)
23. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Jules Verne)
24. The Mysterious Island (Jules Verne)
25. A Journey to the Center of the Earth (Jules Verne)
26. From the Earth to the Moon (Jules Verne)
27. Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)
28. Ivanhoe (Walter Scott)
29. More Stories by Poe (Edgar Allan Poe)
30. The Man in the Iron Mask (Alexandre Dumas)
31. Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare)
32. David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
33. Pudd'nhead Wilson (Mark Twain)
34. The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling)
35. Lord Jim (Joseph Conrad)
36. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Victor Hugo)
37. The Red Badge of Courage (Jonathan Crane)
38. The House of the Seven Gables (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
39. Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)
40. The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
41. Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
42. The Invisible Man (H. G. Wells)
43. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Washington Irving)
44. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson)
45. Captains Courageous (Rudyard Kipling)
46. The Master of Ballantrae (Robert Louis Stevenson)
47. Silas Marner (George Elliot)
48. Wuthering Heights (Emily Brönte)
49. Don Quixote (Miguel Cervantes)
50. A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
51. The Iliad (Homer)
52. The Last of the Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper)
53. Kidnapped (Robert Louis Stevenson)
54. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
55. Around the World in 80 Day (Jules Verne)
56. All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque)
57. Kim (Rudyard Kipling)
58. Faust (Wolfgang von Goethe)
59. Henry IV--Part 1 (William Shakespeare)
60. The War of the Worlds (H. G. Wells)
61. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
62. The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy)

A promo in 57 Kim lists The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (61) for March 1998 publication along with three others -- Alice in Wonderland; Twenty Years After; and The Deerslayer.

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