"For fifty years Classics Illustrated books have provided an introduction to the worlds's greatest works of literature. Now, Acclaim Books presents these timeless tales, brilliantly recolored and reprinted as lively study guides. Featuring essays on the author, background, theme, characters and significance of the work, by accomplished scholars and teachers with special interest in their texts, these editions make perfect study guides."

Published from Feb 1997 to April 1998 by Acclaim Comics under the "Acclaim Books Study Guides" imprint.
Recolored Classics Illustrated reprints in digest size with new cover art/paintings.
Featured essays & study notes by literary scholars that gave them a "Cliff-Notes" vibe.


(alpha by title)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Around the World In 80 Days
  • The Call of the Wild
  • Captains Courageous
  • A Christmas Carol
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Authur's Court
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Crime & Punishment
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
  • David Cooperfield
  • Don Quixote
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Faust
  • Frankenstein
  • From Earth to the Moon
  • Great Expectations
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • Hamlet
  • Henry IV Part 1
  • The House of Seven Gables
  • Huckleberry Finn
  • The Hunchback of Nortre Dame
  • The Iliad
  • The Invisible Man
  • Ivanhoe
  • Jane Eyre
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Julius Ceasar
  • The Jungle Book
  • Kidnapped
  • Kim
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Les Miserables
  • Lord Jim
  • Macbeth
  • The Man in the Iron Mask
  • The Master of Ballantrae
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Moby Dick
  • More Stories by Poe
  • The Mysterious Island
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • The Odyssey
  • Oliver Twist
  • The Prince & The Pauper
  • Pudd'nhead Wilson
  • The Red Badge of Courage
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Silas Marner
  • Stories by Poe
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Tom Sawyer
  • Treasure Island
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Typee
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • The War of the Worlds
  • Wuthering Heights


Moby Dick painted cover by Chuck Wojtkiewicz

Great Expectations painted cover by Chuck Wojtkiewicz


Published in 2000. Licensed to The South Korean English Teachers Association.
Their goal was to use the books as an English language teaching tool.
Each two page spread has the identical illustrations on both the right and left pages,
the left page is in English and the right is in Korean. example

Great Expectations
The Last of the Mohicans
Don Quixote
Romeo & Juliet