The Contract With God Trilogy

The Contract With God Trilogy

Life on Dropsie Avenue

Book - 2005
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A Contract with God, originally published in 1978, was the first graphic novel: the prototype?along with Life Force and Dropsie Avenue?or 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 two dozen new illustrations and a revealing 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.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2005
ISBN: 9780393061055
Branch Call Number: Arts 741.5 Eis
Additional Contributors: Eisner, Will
Alternative Title: Life on Dropsie Avenue


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Oct 03, 2009

The look of the graphic novel very much reminded me of a sepia photograph, which is one of the things that attracted me to it. Looks at the lives of those living on Dropsie Avenue at different times. Would very much recommend for anyone to read, especially for those who may just be getting into graphic novels.


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