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Les Aventures de Tintin: Tintin en Amerique…

Les Aventures de Tintin: Tintin en Amerique (French Edition) (original 1932; edition 1999)

by Hergé (Author)

Series: Tintin (3)

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The boy hero comes to the United States and triumphs over gangsters in Chicago of the 1930's and the pitfalls of the wild West.
Title:Les Aventures de Tintin: Tintin en Amerique (French Edition)
Authors:Hergé (Author)
Info:Casterman Editions (1999), Edition: Casterman, 61 pages
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Tintin in America by Hergé (1932)



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As the first "Tintin" book for which Hergé was legitimately excited, 'Tintin in America' shows the early traces of the author's consummate professionalism in research. It's not complete yet - the two main settings are anachronistic to say the least! - but he substitutes the unexpectedly lush Congo for a more atmospheric downtown Chicago. The plight of the Native Americans is quite dimensional, with their oppression and bigoted treatment at the hands of the white man. However, they still remain simpler savages: a trope that would remain with Herge until "The Blue Lotus". Already, though, Tintin and his adventures had attracted scores of fans, and Herge would be able to widen his scope even further in future albums.

The quality of the drawing is certainly markedly improved, but the first third of the album is just Tintin being attacked on every page, and escaping on the next. There is no greater depth to the story. The portrayal of the Native Americans improves over the course of the book, but starts out very very weak. They're noble, of course, but also easily misled by the white man. Still, Herge is working through a lot of the elements that he'll eventually refine for the remainder of the (very good) Tintin works. Reaching the end, and this is certainly a bewildering little piece. Tintin runs a marathon race here, being brought to death's door and escaping on every. single. page. It's also quite a peripatetic little story, with the 'Tintin beats Capone' story followed quickly by the Native American episodes, followed by a Snowy kidnap plot and a general 'North by Northwest'-esque chase drama. Not a great work, by any means. ( )
  therebelprince | Nov 15, 2020 |
Entstanden in 1931 wurde dieser Band 1946 und 1973 jeweils überarbeitet. Mir liegt die 3. Auflage aus dem Jahr 1974 vor.

Tim räumt mit der Chicagoer Unterwelt der 1930er-Jahre auf. Ein netter Band mit netten Ideen, aber sicherlich kein Höhepunkt der Reihe.

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  philantrop | Oct 21, 2019 |
The Crab with the Golden Claws; The Shooting Star; The Secret of the Univorn
  jhawn | Jul 31, 2017 |
I still don't get the reporter that acts like an FBI agent. Still looking for signs of the Tintin I used to love from the cartoon. ( )
  Glaucialm | Feb 18, 2016 |
Slightly less dated and offensive than the first two but still a very different book to the subsequent adventures of Tintin. Do not recommend. ( )
  brakketh | Jan 27, 2016 |
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Hergéprimary authorall editionscalculated
Lonsdale-Cooper, LeslieTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Turner, MichaelTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Janzon, Allan B.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Janzon, KarinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This is the 1945 redrawn and colourised version of "Tintin in America" (Tintin en Amérique). Please, do not combine it with the 1932 original black and white version.
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