The contract with God trilogy : life on Dropsie Avenue
(Graphic Novel)

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New York : W.W. Norton, ©2006.
Format
Graphic Novel
Edition
1st ed.
ISBN
0393061051, 9780393061055
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Amherst Jones Library - Lower LevelGRAPHIC NOVEL EisnerAvailable
Grafton Public Library - GeneralGRAPHIC EISNERAvailable
Hadley Public Library - NonfictionGRAPHIC EISAvailable
Lenox Library - AdultGRAPH EisnerAvailable
Marlborough Public Library - GeneralGN EisAvailable
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Published
New York : W.W. Norton, ©2006.
Edition
1st ed.
Physical Desc
xx, 498 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 27 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
0393061051, 9780393061055

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The legendary graphic novel and the sequels that launched an art form. With graphic narrative that "was closer to the writing of Bernard Malamud or Isaac Bashevis Singer than any comic art which had preceded it" (The Economist), A Contract with God, originally published in 1978, was the first graphic novel: the prototype-along with A Life Force and Dropsie Avenue-for such seminal works as Maus and Persepolis. Set during the Great Depression, this literary trilogy, assembled in one volume for the first time, presents a treasure house of now near-mythic stories that fictionally illustrate the bittersweet tenement life of Eisner's youth. With nearly one dozen new illustrations and a revealing brand-new foreword, this book ultimately tells the epic story of life, death, and resurrection while exploring man's fractious relationship with an all-too-vengeful God. This mesmerizing, fictional chronicle of the universal American immigrant experience is Eisner's most poignant and enduring legacy.

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