Maus I & Ii Paperback Boxed Set by Art SpiegelmanMaus I & Ii Paperback Boxed Set by Art Spiegelman

Maus I & Ii Paperback Boxed Set

byArt Spiegelman

Paperback | October 19, 1993

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Now in a paperback boxed set, the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel acclaimed as “the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” (Wall Street Journal) and “the first masterpiece in comic book history” (The New Yorker).

A brutally moving work of art—widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written—Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author’s father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats. 

Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author’s account of his tortured relationship with his aging father into an astonishing retelling of one of history's most unspeakable tragedies. It is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at the legacy of trauma.
Art Spiegelman is a contributing editor and artist for The New Yorker, and a co-founder/editor of Raw, the acclaimed magazine of avant-garde comics and graphics. His drawings and prints have been exhibited in museums and galleries here and abroad. Honors he has received for Maus include the Pulitzer Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, and ...
Title:Maus I & Ii Paperback Boxed SetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.45 × 6.76 × 1.08 inPublished:October 19, 1993Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0679748407

ISBN - 13:9780679748403

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A soon to be English-teacher favorite This comic offers a unique perspective on a story told hundreds of times before, this time portrayed as animals, it recounts the story of the illustrator's life before and during the holocaust. Filled with action both inside and outside the flashback style of the book, it made for an easy read on a chilly afternoon.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent The graphics are decent, the story itself it very intriguing
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it shows the horrors of the holocaust and life ever after. a must read.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtaking One of the best stories of the holocaust and survival
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read and informative for children through adults I bought these about a year ago and don't regret it at all. The content is palatable by youth and adults alike, and even though it is in a graphic narrative form, it doesn't detract from the gravity of what happened to the Jewish people during the Holocaust. The symbolism of the people groups provides a visual that helps youth truly understand what happened and how, and using the graphic format makes this medium a great way to reach out to historians and the public alike.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Graphic Art Representing History This graphic novel is quite captivating. Its representation of history from the author's own familial experiences is shown in such a unique genre.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Art Spiegelman Genius I read this during my mid-20s and what a blessing that I picked it up. Its a story that will make you understand the complexity of relationship between parents and children. Great story, the narrative was superb, and I love the humanity in each column. It's a must read for those seeking to read graphic novels but are not completely interested in DC /Marvel stories.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EPIC beyond compare art spiegelman is one of the best graphic novelists and truly a storytelling mastermind. it's based on the true events on the harsh brutality his parents went through during world war II. there's more to it than just the entire story, there's allegory, the parallel of stories, imagery, and each comic panel is darn intense. you must read it at least once in your lifetime, or else!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing A great graphic novel and excellent holocaust story, a must read for everyone #PlumReview
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A serious and powerful read This book not only provides a valuable perspective of a victim's experience of the Holocaust, it does so in a way that, despite the fact that it's anthropomorphic, feels very real and tangible. You will never forget the experience of reading this book.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Graphy Novel. This novel was interesting and gave an insight on what it was like before, during and after the Holocaust. And also the effects it has had on future generations.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good graphic novel on world war II Plot: I love reading stories about History, or any historical fiction really. I’ve always taken a particular liking in reading about World War II and that’s the main reason I decided to pick up this graphic novel. I have to say that I really enjoyed it. Characters: The two main Characters are Art and Vladek. Art is trying to understand his father better by writing a graphic novel on how he survived the Holocaust. They both have a difficult relationship and Art believes one of the reason why that would be is because of the way the war affected his father. I loved reading about their interactions and witnessing how Art was slowly getting to know his father better as he narrates his story. Writing: The story is written on two time-lines. First, we have panels about Art and his father Vladek talking about the war and trying to establish a relationship and there also are other panels where the reader can read about Vladek trying to survive the war. I loved that I could see these two perspectives. Artwork: The panels are totally in black and white. I really liked this because I think it adds more power to the heavy themes the story conveys. Also, the characters are represented under the forms of animals: Jews are mice, Germans are cat, Americans are dogs, etc. I think this concept was really original. Conclusion: For someone that does not read a great amount of graphic novels, I really enjoyed this one and I am giving four stars to both volumes. I recommend this book to anyone that wants to read more about history or would like to get more into graphic novels :)
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read The book Maus is an very good read that brings the reader on an unique ride throughout WWII through the eyes of a family of mice versus the Nazi Cats. Maus is a good example of a perfect graphic novel, because of these features. First the text is easy to follow unlike other graphic novels that are very hard to read. Second the graphics are black and white but a good black and white being very well drawn. The recommend this book to grade 9-10 and above because this topic is hard to grasp. I think this novel is good for any person that likes history, and would like to see a kids friendly Holocaust. I give this book a four star because the drawings are on point, the story is easy to follow but the books is still missing something. Very good read, buy it its awesome!
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Literary classic Within the graphic novel genre, Maus stands out as a literary classic. It's based on Art Spiegelman's life growing up mixed with parents who had been in Nazi concentration camps. It's his life story interspersed with his father's accounts of life in a concentration camp. It is powerful stuff and should be read by everyone.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Spiegelman's Maus I and II ushered in the age of the graphic novel--or in this case, a graphic memoir. I was stunned by its brilliance 30 years ago when it came out, and it still stands up well to rereading. Exceptionally moving, a work of art.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprising Read This was a great read, and very surprisingly moving. I did not expect a comic book to be so emotionally captivating and mind-opening. There is just the right about of humour in a series that is otherwise to be taken seriously. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Very Thought-Provoking Read I bought this set a while ago. It is both depressing and cathartic and very important to read. A very personal and relateable account of a very horrifying period in history and the aftermath, not just on the individuals who survived, but anyone close to them or around them. Very good books.
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maus Brilliant, a thorough black satire!
Date published: 2004-12-23

From Our Editors

Winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize, here are volumes one and two of "the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust" (Raymond Sokolov, Wall Street Journal)

Editorial Reviews

“The most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust.”—The Wall Street Journal "The first masterpiece in comic book history.”—The New Yorker“A loving documentary and brutal fable, a mix of compassion and stoicism [that] sums up the experience of the Holocaust with as much power and as little pretension as any other work I can think of.”—The New Republic“A quiet triumph, moving and simple—impossible to describe accurately, and impossible to achieve in any medium but comics.”—The Washington Post“Spiegelman has turned the exuberant fantasy of comics inside out by giving us the most incredible fantasy in comics’ history: something that actually occurred . . . The central relationship is not that of cat and mouse, but that of Art and Vladek. Maus is terrifying not for its brutality, but for its tenderness and guilt.”—The New Yorker“All too infrequently, a book comes along that’s as daring as it is acclaimed. Art Spiegelman’s Maus is just such a book.”—Esquire“An epic story told in tiny pictures.”—The New York Times“A remarkable work, awesome in its conception and execution . . . at one and the same time a novel, a documentary, a memoir, and a comic book. Brilliant, just brilliant.”—Jules Feffer