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The Resource Beautiful darkness, story by Marie Pommepuy and Fabien Vehlmann ; based on an idea by Marie Pommepuy ; art by Kerascoët ; English translation by Helge Dascher

Beautiful darkness, story by Marie Pommepuy and Fabien Vehlmann ; based on an idea by Marie Pommepuy ; art by Kerascoët ; English translation by Helge Dascher

Label
Beautiful darkness
Title
Beautiful darkness
Statement of responsibility
story by Marie Pommepuy and Fabien Vehlmann ; based on an idea by Marie Pommepuy ; art by Kerascoët ; English translation by Helge Dascher
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Kerascoët's and Fabien Vehlmann's unsettling and gorgeous anti-fairy tale is a searing condemnation of our vast capacity for evil writ tiny. Join princess Aurora and her friends as they journey to civilization's heart of darkness in a bleak allegory about surviving the human experience. The sweet faces and bright leaves of Kerascoët's delicate watercolors serve to highlight the evil that dwells beneath Vehlmann's story as pettiness, greed, and jealousy take over. Beautiful Darkness is a harrowing look behind the routine politeness and meaningless kindness of civilized society
Member of
Summary
A society of tiny people, led by princess Aurora, struggle to survive in the woods, facing such dangers as the local animal life, the threat of starvation and, before long, each other. An unsettling, dark, anti-fairy tale about surviving the human experience.
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10233224
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pommepuy, Marie
Dewey number
741.5/944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6747.P64
LC item number
J6413 2013
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1965-
  • 1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dascher, Helge
  • Kerascoët
  • Vehlmann, Fabien
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • Princesses
  • Good and evil
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
Target audience
adult
Label
Beautiful darkness, story by Marie Pommepuy and Fabien Vehlmann ; based on an idea by Marie Pommepuy ; art by Kerascoët ; English translation by Helge Dascher
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Jolies ténèbres
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn841011885
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
94 pages
Isbn
9781770461291
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841011885
Label
Beautiful darkness, story by Marie Pommepuy and Fabien Vehlmann ; based on an idea by Marie Pommepuy ; art by Kerascoët ; English translation by Helge Dascher
Publication
Note
Translation of: Jolies ténèbres
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn841011885
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
94 pages
Isbn
9781770461291
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841011885

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