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Cigars of the Pharaoh by Hergé

Cigars of the Pharaoh (1934)

by Hergé

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Series: Tintin (4)

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"Cigars of the Pharaoh" marks the dawn of a new era for Tintin, an era in which Hergé began dogged research, and sought to introduce plotting and pacing instead of simply regular cliffhangers. That is not to say things were completed: Herge was obviously obligated to give cliffhangers in the album's original serialised format, and some elements of the countries were less well-researched than his later works. But this album is certainly the next step in the great evolution of Tintin's stories.

This is certainly a thoroughly enjoyable, if somewhat peripatetic, work, and shows - with its addition of a bustling cast of recurring and guest characters, and a thrilling variety of atmospheres - just why Tintin was already taking off. ( )
  therebelprince | Aug 4, 2019 |
Collection of 3 books
  stevholt | Nov 19, 2017 |
This adventure of Tan Tan can show to young readers that the truth is not always as what it seems to be and things can be hidden behind the obvious matters sometimes. Besides, he treats animals in a better way this time. :P ( )
  GazelleS | May 11, 2016 |
First re-read of a Tintin adventure that I read as a child and I must say it has lost something for me. Still quite violent and a series of improbable events. ( )
  brakketh | Jan 28, 2016 |
Childhood favorite and still as a grown librarian I love Tintin ( )
  Mistress_Harley | Nov 28, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
HergéAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lonsdale-Cooper, LeslieTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Janzon, Allan B.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Janzon, KarinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zendrera, ConcepciónTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This is the 1955 redrawn and colourised version of "Cigars of the Pharaoh" (Les Cigares du pharaon). Please, DO NOT COMBINE it with the 1934 original black and white version.
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Cigars of the Pharaoh is one of Tintin's earliest adventures. He and Snowy are on a cruise to Egypt when they happen to meet Professor Sophocles Sarcophagus (the first of Tintin's absent-minded professors) and join his expedition. But they become embroiled in a complicated scheme involving a fakir, cigars marked with an unusual brand, and Rajijah, the poison of madness. Most significantly, Tintin meets the detectives Thompson and Thomson as well as the movie mogul Rastapopolous. While Cigars of the Pharaoh is a self-contained story, some of the mysteries are resolved in The Blue Lotus. Herge wrote Cigars in 1932 then revised it in 1955, which is why the art has the more polished look of later stories as well as the anachronistic glimpse of a copy of Destination: Moon. --David Horiuchi

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Follow Tintin, Snowy and their pals as they chase an international drug-smuggling gang through the mountains of Gaipajama.

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