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Louis Riel A Comic-Strip Biography

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ISBN-10: 1770461302

ISBN-13: 9781770461307

Edition: 10th 2013

Authors: Chester Brown

List price: $21.95
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Louis Riel tells the story of the charismatic, and perhaps mad, nineteenth-century Metis leader whose struggle to win rights for his people led to violent rebellion on the nation's western frontier. Chester Brown's carefully researched, exquisitely illustrated, and much-lauded biography goes deep into the myths and the facts about this man, whose place in Canadian history is troubled: Riel has been alternately vilified as a murderer and mourned as a martyr. His involvement in the Red River Rebellion and the subsequent North-West Rebellion are brilliantly and dispassionately laid out in a finely etched style, as are the Canadian government's responses to the Metis people's demands. Brown's even-handed approach makes these disastrous events all the more moving.     When the collected book appeared in 2003, Brown won widespread critical and industry acclaim for Louis Riel, including two Harvey Awards and inclusion on countless best-of lists. Beyond that, it single-handedly revitalized the biography genre of comics, paving the way for a new generation of artists. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Louis Riel 's publication, Drawn and Quarterly is reissuing the book as a deluxe paperback, with a new introduction contextualizing the work's importance and the original pamphlet covers collected and reproduced in full color.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly Publications
Publication date: 10/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English