Selection of 20 Illustrated Literary Jewels in a leather-bound volume, round spine with gold title. Format 19 x 26.3 cm. 642 pages. Index of the 20 selected novels. Unique and exclusive copy with this presentation, in perfect condition (the paper of some of the illustrated novels may show slight signs of the passage of time, without affecting the illustrations). Texts in Spanish.
Selection made among the titles published between 1970 and 1975, first editions.
Juvenile Literary Jewels was a series of 272 cartoon adaptations of literary classics, mainly adventures, which began to be published in 1967 in Editorial Bruguera magazines. Its subsequent compilation and expansion into monographic comics was one of the publisher’s great successes in the 1970s.
In 1970, Bruguera created the Joyas Literarias Juveniles collection to collect these comics. With a paperback format very close to the magazine, they had covers made by Antonio Bernal. Such was the success that new cartoon adaptations began to be produced directly for this format, achieving almost a hundred more in just three years.
Most of these first scripts were the work of José Antonio Vidal Sales (with pseudonyms such as Cassarel, Alberto Cuevas, Pierre Deville or Howard Stanley), but Miguel Cussó, Andreu Martín, Víctor Mora or Armonía Rodríguez also wrote for the series. The most prolific cartoonists were Carrillo, Félix Carrión, Alfonso Cerón, Fuentes Man, Juan Escandell, Juan García Quirós, Torregrosa and Juan José Úbeda. Starting in 1977, with its number 182, Juan Manuel González Cremona became the main writer of the collection, until its completion in 1985, with number 272.
It’s a shame that technology and poor education in reading have made today’s youth not read enough. These illustrated versions served then and will always serve to encourage the reading of the great works of world literature.
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