A Contract with God

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W. W. Norton & Company, Dec 17, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 208 pages

The first graphic novel—a mesmerizing fictional chronicle of a universal American experience.

Through a quartet of four interwoven stories, A Contract With God express the joy, exuberance, tragedy, and drama of life on the mythical Dropsie Avenue in the Bronx. This is the legendary book that launched a new art form and reaffirmed Will Eisner as one of the great pioneers of American graphics.

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User Review  - Zumbanista - LibraryThing

I did research A Contract With God before I read it and understand its iconic place in the genre. I didn't like the drawings at all, although I could tell there was a lot of detail in them. And I didn ... Read full review

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When reviewing graphic novels, I always pause: do you rate the artwork? The story? Does it effectively transcend the genre? Will Eisner's Contract with God is widely regarded as being the first work ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Born in New York City, Will Eisner (1917–2005) was the author of the legendary comic strip The Spirit, as well as fifteen graphic novels and three influential instructional textbooks. The comic industry’s top awards, the Eisner Awards, are named in his honor.

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