Title: A Contract with God and Other Tenement ...
Publisher: Baronet Books
Publication Date: 1978
Binding: Soft cover
Illustrator: Will Eisner
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st 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. Some light rubbing along the edges only. Very clean inside, first printing. Size: 6" - 9". Bookseller Inventory # 273201
Synopsis: A NEW DIMENSION IN STORY TELLING Will Eisner, creator of the world-famous comic The Spirit, has been an outstanding innovator in narrative art for over 30 years. Now he revisits the tenement life of the depression years in a powerful collection of graphic stories about people struggling to survive and make their way upward. Meet... Frimme Hersh, who makes a contract with God Eddie, the street singer who is offered the chance of a lifetime Mister Scuggs, the super, who is seduced into a mortal struggle . Bennie and Goldie who desperately seek a rich mate in the country With stunning art, Eisner presents these dramas in a unique format that transcends anything that has come before!
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