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A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories

Eisner, Will

Published by Baronet Books, White Plains, NY, 1978
ISBN 10: 0894370359 / ISBN 13: 9780894370359
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Title: A Contract with God and Other Tenement ...

Publisher: Baronet Books, White Plains, NY

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Softcover

Illustrator: Will Eisner

Book Condition: Near fine

Edition: First edition..

Book Type: book


American cartoonist Will Eisner popularized graphic novels within the comics community after the publication of "A Contract with God" in 1978. It is a short story cycle that revolves around poor Jewish characters who live in a tenement in New York City. Though the term "graphic novel" did not originate with Eisner, the book is credited with popularizing its use by printing "A Graphic Novel by Will Eisner" on the cover. Only the most minor imperfections: some light rubbing along the edges, clean inside, first printing. Size: 6" - 9" First Printing 0.0 First Printing. Bookseller Inventory # 273201

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Synopsis: A revolutionary novel, "A Contract With God" re-creates the neighbourhood of Will Eisner's youth through a quartet of interwoven stories. Called "a masterpiece" by R. Crumb, "A Life Force" chronicles not only the Great Depression but also the rise of Nazism and the spread of socialist politics. In "Dropsie Avenue", Eisner traces the social trajectory of this mythic avenue over four centuries, creating an unending "story of life, death, and resurrection".

Product Description: Through a quartet of four interwoven stories, A Contract With God express the joy, exuberance, tragedy, and drama of life on the mythical Dropsie Avenue in the Bronx. This is the legendary book that launched a new art form and reaffirmed Will Eisner as one of the great pioneers of American graphics.

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