Herge: The Man Who Created Tintin

Author(s): Pierre Assouline

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One of the most beloved characters in all of comics, Tintin won an enormous international following. Here is the first full biography of Herge available for an English-speaking audience, offering a captivating portrait of a man who revolutionized the art of comics. Translated by Charles Ruas.


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This book is perfect for anyone who is a fan of Tintin. A fascinating insight into the man who created the well loved character. Highly Recommend.

Alicia, The Book Grocer


Herge emerges as a comic genius The Independent It is hard to imagine the job being better done. - Sunday Times

Preface Part I: Truths 1. A Life in Gray: 1907-1925 2. Scoutmaster in the Twentieth Century: 1925-1929 3. The Many Births of Tintin: 1929-1934 4. What Chang Taught Herge: 1934-1936 5. Eye of the Storn: 1936-1940 6. The Golden Age: 1940-1944 Part II: Solitude 7. The Plight of the Inciviques: 1944-1946 8. The Dark Years: 1946-1950 Part III: Recognition 9. Toward Fulfillment: 1950-1958 10. The Demon of Purity: 1958-1960 11. Finishing Touches: 1960-1973 12. The End of a Life, the Culmination of his Work: 1973-1983 Abbreviations used in notes Notes Select Bibliograohy List of works by Herge Acknowledgments Index

General Fields

  • : 9780199837274
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : July 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Pierre Assouline
  • : Paperback
  • : 336