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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, volume 1, Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill

Label
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, volume 1
Title
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Title number
volume 1
Statement of responsibility
Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill
Title variation
league of extraordinary gentlemen
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Features the Victorian era adventures of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, comprised of Captain Nemo, Allan Quartermain, the Invisible Man, Wilhelmina "Mina" Murray, Detective Thomas Sawyer, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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Review
  • Acclaimed comics author Moore (Watchmen) has combined his love of 19th-century adventure literature with an imaginative mastery of its 20th-century corollary, the superhero comic book. This delightful work features a grand collection of signature 19th-century fictional adventurers, covertly brought together to defend the empire. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comprises such characters as Minna Murray (formerly Harker), from Bram Stoker's Dracula; Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll (and his monstrous alter ego, Mr. Hyde); and Jules Verne's Captain Nemo, restored to the dark, grim-visaged Sikh Verne originally intended. There's also Hawley Griffin, the imperceptible hero of H.G. Well's The Invisible Man, and Allan Quartermain, the daring adventurer of King Solomon's Mines and other classic yarns by H. Rider Haggard. It's 1898, and these troubled adventurers are spread around the globe, in the midst of one pickle or another. Quartermain is found near death, delirious in a Cairo opium den; the perverse Griffin is captured terrorizing an all-girls school (leaving behind a series of mysterious pregnancies); and the gruesome Mr. Hyde is rescued from the mob set to kill him at the end of Stevenson's classic novel. This collection of flawed and gloomy heroes is recruited to fight a criminal mastermind (a notorious 19th-century literary villain) intent on firebombing the East End of London. The book also includes "Allan and the Sundered Veil," a rip-snorting, prose time-travel story starring Quartermain and written in the manner of the 19th-century "penny dreadful." Moore and O'Neill have created a Victorian era Fantastic Four, a beautifully illustrated reprise of 19th-century literary derring-do packed with period detail, great humor and rousing adventure. (Feb.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
  • In the waning days of the Victorian era, a cast of five agents is instructed to save England. Each agent had been a respected member of society, but for various reasons (divorce, drug addiction) they have all dropped out of public favor. Whom they work for is uncertain; the group's leader, Miss Murray, believes that it is the famed detective Sherlock Holmes, back from the dead. Against an atmosphere that is both exciting and repressive, Moore and O'Neill have superimposed a drama that is inventive and suspenseful. The script is full of wit and literary references at one point a seaman instructs his captain ("Nemo") to "Call me Ishmael" and the illustrations charm. Highly recommended for public libraries. Stephen Weiner, Maynard P.L., MA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
121480
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Alan
Dewey number
741.5/942
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
O'Neill, Kevin
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • League of extraordinary gentlemen.
  • League of extraordinary gentlemen
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Fictitious characters)
  • Eighteen ninety-eight, A.D.
  • Eighteen ninety-eight, A.D
  • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Fictitious characters)
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, volume 1, Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in single magazine form as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1 #1-6."
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
Contents
  • 5.
  • The glint in fortune's eye
  • 6.
  • The awakening
  • 1.
  • Dead man
  • 2.
  • In the ruins of time
  • 3.
  • In the shadow of the sphinx
  • 4.
  • The abyss of the lights
Control code
395753
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume upaged
Isbn
9781563898587
Lccn
2012027560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781563898587
  • (OCoLC)798500322
Label
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, volume 1, Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill
Publication
Note
"Originally published in single magazine form as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1 #1-6."
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
Contents
  • 5.
  • The glint in fortune's eye
  • 6.
  • The awakening
  • 1.
  • Dead man
  • 2.
  • In the ruins of time
  • 3.
  • In the shadow of the sphinx
  • 4.
  • The abyss of the lights
Control code
395753
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume upaged
Isbn
9781563898587
Lccn
2012027560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781563898587
  • (OCoLC)798500322

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