Tintin in the Land of the Soviets


Author: Herge

Publisher: Egmont Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781405266512


Page: 144

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The world’s most famous travelling reporter heads for Russia. Accompanied by his dog Snowy, Tintin leaves Brussels to go undercover in Soviet Russia. His attempts to research his story are put to the test by the Bolsheviks and Moscow’s secret police . . . Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011. The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th. Tintin in the Land of the Soviets remains the only adventure not to have had its artwork coloured.

Tintin in the Land of the Soviets


Author: Hergé

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867199031

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 137

View: 801

Tintin the boy reporter is sent to Soviet Russia with his dog, Snowy, to report on the economy and the activities of the police.

Hergé, Son of Tintin


Author: Benoit Peeters,Tina A. Kover

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421404540

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 394

View: 6263

"Author of the critically acclaimed Tintin and the World of Hergé and the last person to interview Remi, Benoit Peeters tells the complete story behind Hergé's origins and shows how and why the nom de plume grew into a larger-than-Remi personality as Tintin's popularity exploded. Drawing on interviews and using recently uncovered primary sources for the first time, Peeters reveals Remi as a neurotic man who sought to escape the troubles of his past by allowing Hergé's identity to subsume his own. As Tintin adventured, Hergé lived out a romanticized version of life for Remi."--Jacket.

Tintin in the Congo


Author: Hergé

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782203096509

Category: Children's stories

Page: 64

View: 8077

Tintin and his faithful four-legged companion Snowy have set off on an assignment to Africa. They face witch doctors, hostile tribesmen and wild animals before they can get their story. Readers of this title are advised that the contents reflect the colonial attitudes prevalent at the time.

Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands


Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britanncia Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1615309799

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 248

View: 6752

Despite being known as the Low Countries, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands are far from insignificant. The Benelux Economic Union, which sought economic integration between the three countries, in fact served as the model for the European Union. Additionally, each of the three boasts rich histories, and what they lack in size or population, they make up for in thriving cultural climates. This absorbing volume pays each country its due, surveying the lands, societies, traditions, and histories that have elevated the Low Countries on the world stage.

Cigars of the Pharaoh


Author: Hergé

Publisher: Egmont Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781405240710

Category: Egypt

Page: 64

View: 6361

Rudely interrupted from their holiday cruise, Tintin and Snowy suddenly find themselves embroiled in a dangerous gun-running, smuggling adventure! Dr Sarcophagus has uncovered the lost tomb of Kih-Oskh, but Tintin must discover the meaning behind the Pharaoh’s strange symbol, before it’s too late!

Herge: The Man Who Created Tintin


Author: Pierre Assouline

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195397592

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

View: 7347

Offering a captivating portrait of a man who revolutionized the art of comics, this is the first full biography of Herge available for an English-speaking audience. --from publisher description.

Tintin And The Secret Of Literature


Author: Tom McCarthy

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847086063

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 5885

Herg's Tintin cartoon adventures have been translated into more than fifty languages and read by tens of millions of children aged, as their publishers like to say, 'from 7 to 77'. Arguing that their characters are as strong and their plots as complex as any dreamt up by the great novelists, Tom McCarthy asks a simple question: is Tintin literature? McCarthy takes a cue from Tintin himself, who spends much of his time tracking down illicit radio signals, entering crypts and decoding puzzles and suggests that we too need to 'tune in' and decode if we want to capture what's going on in Herg's work. What emerges is a remarkable story of hushed-up royal descent in both Herge's work and his own family history. McCarthy shows how the themes this story generates - expulsion from home, violation of the sacred, the host-guest relationship turned sour and anxieties around questions of forgery and fakeness - are the same that have fuelled and troubled writers from the classical era to the present day. His startling conclusion is that Tintin's ultimate 'secret' is that of literature itself. Appearing on the eve of the release of a major Steven Spielberg Tintin film, Tintin and the Secret of Literature should be avidly devoured by not only Tintin lovers but also by anyone with an interest in literature, philosophy or art.