|Vintage Pulp||Nov 22 2010|
Stud boy there is gonna need a bigger knife. Not only that—he needs peripheral vision, better hearing, and a little something called a sixth sense. We've talked before about cover artists taking liberties with classic literature, but in this case the cover is accurate—the hero of French author Victor Hugo's seafaring novel The Toilers of the Sea (originally Les Travailleurs de la mer) does indeed fight a giant octopus. Hugo even painted the octopus in question himself, which you see below. As to whether Gilliat survives his deadly encounter, let's just say he really developed a taste for tako sashimi.