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Tintin Au Congo: (Les Aventures de Tintin)…

Tintin Au Congo: (Les Aventures de Tintin) (French Edition) (original 1930; edition 2005)

by Hergé (Author)

Series: Tintin (2)

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Join the world's most famous travelling reporter in two exciting adventures as he heads for the Congo. The young reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy set off on assignment to Africa. But a sinister stowaway follows their every move and seems set on ensuring they come to a sticky end. Tintin and Snowy encounter witch doctors, hostile tribesmen, crocodiles, boa constrictors and numerous other wild animals before solving the mystery and getting their story. Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011. The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.… (more)
Title:Tintin Au Congo: (Les Aventures de Tintin) (French Edition)
Authors:Hergé (Author)
Info:Casterman (2005), Edition: French, 62 pages
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Tintin in the Congo by Hergé (Author) (1930)

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    The Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar (alaskayo)
    alaskayo: Tintin and his adventures in the Congo make an appearance in the Rabbi's Cat. It's a moving story, well worth looking into. Tintin makes his appearance bumbling through the forests and slaughtering everything in his path in the fifth and final story in the series, which is, for the English translation, contained in 'the Rabbi's Cat 2' rather than this one. It's worth starting here, however.… (more)

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Written at the request of his editor (and in spite of Hergé's desire to take Tintin to America), 'Tintin in the Congo' betrays a patronising attitude towards Africa and its inhabitants that was typical of Europe in the 1930s. Herge came to regret his opinions in this work, but defended himself by stating that he was working from the opinions and writings of his society. In future redrawing of the work, Herge removed many of the overly colonial references to Belgium, as well as some of the less animal-friendly sequences (such as using dynamite to blow up a rhinoceros solely for hunting purposes). The album still remains controversial to this day, however, and is often banned. By this point, Herge was beginning to meticulously research his works, and it would not be long before the pace of his albums would slow down as Herge dedicated time to creating albums of marvellous high quality.

The final version of this album, as published, is vividly drawn although the background work has nothing on Herge's later masterpieces. However, the racial issues do tend to dominate this work - at least from a Western perspective - and beyond that it is little more than a series of cliffhangers of increasing unlikelihood. (Something it shares with the next book, [b:Tintin in America|790192|Tintin in America (The Adventures of Tintin)|Hergé|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1178382359s/790192.jpg|2874939]).

Herge had a long way to go. ( )
  therebelprince | Oct 30, 2018 |
Racist. ( )
  RashikNahiyen | Apr 16, 2018 |
The drawings are nicer then the first book but the story is still rather ridiculous. ( )
  julie.bonjour | Dec 7, 2017 |
The Broken Ear; The Black Island; King Ottokar's Sceptre
  jhawn | Jul 31, 2017 |
I'm still waiting to see if the Tintin from the cartoons is going to show up. ( )
  Glaucialm | Feb 18, 2016 |
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HergéAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Janzon, Allan B.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lonsdale-Cooper, LeslieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Turner, MichaelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wahlberg, BjörnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This is the 1946 redrawn and colourised version of "Tintin in the Congo" (Tintin in Congo). Please, do not combine it with the 1931 original black and white version.
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