Who needs SparkNotes when you've got these cartoons of classic novels that tell it all?
Cartoonist John Atkinson abridged classic novels such as Moby Dick and Wuthering Heights to just a few words. His cartoons get at the gist of what these books are really about in text as short as a Tweet.
"I can't say for certain where the inspiration came from, but I will say that living in a 140-character universe definitely got me thinking about it," Atkinson told A Plus.
While you may never read Leo Tolstoy's 1,225-page masterpiece War and Peace in its entirety, at least you now know what it's all about: sad people and snow.
Atkinson told us he plans to add at least one more to the series after reading a few more books.
For now, check out the abridged classic cartoons he's already drawn:
Check out more of Atkinson's work here.
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