About the Book: The Adventures of Tintin: Tintin In The Congo
The young reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy set off onassignment to Africa. But a sinister stowaway follows their everymove and seems set on ensuring they come to a sticky end. Tintinand Snowy encounter witch doctors, hostile tribesmen, crocodiles,boa constrictors and numerous other wild animals before solving themystery and getting their story.
First published in book form in 1931 (in black and white only),Tintin in the Congo reflects the colonial attitudes of that periodin its depiction of African people. Herge himself admitted that hewas influenced by the bourgeois, paternalistic stereotypes of theperiod. This is also true of the treatment of big-game hunting andthe attitude towards animals. All copies of the book will bedisplayed with a belly-band advertising its content.
About Author: Herge
Herge was born Georges Remi on 22 May, 1907 in Etterbeek, asuburb of Brussels, in Belgium. After leaving school, he worked forthe daily newspaper, Le XXe Siecle (The 20th Century). He wasresponsibe the for the section of the newspaper designed forchildren. Tintin, the main character in his works, was introducedon January 10, 1929 in a story entitled Tintin in the Land of theSoviets. Each story ran as a comic strip in the newspaper and thenwas published as a book. Some of these books were adapted for thesmall screen including The Crab With The Golden Claws, Star ofMystery, Red Rakhams Treasure, Black Island, Objective Moon and TheCalculus Affair. French TV produced longer versions of twenty ofthe books in 1992, which have been broadcast in over fiftycountries. On 3 March, 1983, he died in Brussels. At the time ofhis death, he was working on Tintin and the Alpha-Art, which waspublished in an unfinished form.
|Book:||The Adventures of Tintin: Tintin In The Congo|
|Publisher:||Egmont UK Ltd|
|Number of Pages:||64|
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