Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography

July 15, 2006|
Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography by Chester Brown
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"It has the thoroughness of a history book yet reads with the personalized vision of a novel." -Time


Chester Brown reinvents the comic-book medium to create the critically acclaimed historical biographyLouis Riel, winning the Harvey Awards for best writing and best graphic novel for his compelling, meticulous, and dispassionate retelling of the charismatic, and perhaps insane, nineteenth-century Métis leader. Brown coolly documents with dramatic subtlety the violent rebellion on the Canadian prairie led by Riel, who some regard a martyr who died in the name of freedom, while others consider him a treacherous murderer.

CHESTER BROWN is the author ofI Never Liked You,The Little Man,The Playboy, andYummy Fur. He lives in Toronto; he is an illustrator forThe New York Times MagazineandThe New Yorker.
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Title:Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:280 pages, 8.75 X 6.14 X 0.96 in
Shipping dimensions:280 pages, 8.75 X 6.14 X 0.96 in
Published:July 15, 2006
Publisher:Drawn & Quarterly
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781894937894

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