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Temple Du Soleil, Le (Tintin Series) [Hardcover]

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27 Jun 2003

Read about the world’s most famous travelling reporter in his native language, French, as Tintin journeys to South America on a mission to save Professor Calculus.

When Professor Calculus is kidnapped, Tintin and a desperate Captain Haddock set off to Peru on a rescue mission, braving runaway train carriages, yellow fever and avalanches. Then they must find an ancient Inca tribe if they are to find their great friend.

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.

--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Casterman (27 Jun 2003)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 2203017147
  • ISBN-13: 978-2203017146
  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 23 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,629,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hergé  (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. Over the course of 54 years he completed 23 albums of The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time. With translations published in over 80 languages, more than 230 million copies sold worldwide and a Hollywood movie to its name, Tintin dominates the Comics and Graphic Novels chart even today. Sadly, Hergé died in 1983, leaving his 24th album, Tintin and Alph-Art, unfinished, but his hero continues to be one of the most iconic characters in both adult and children’s fiction.

--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars If You Only Buy One Tintin Book In French ... 6 Aug 2007
By Sordel TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
The book better known to English-speakers as Prisoners Of The Sun was originally published in Tintin magazine beginning in 1946, and this edition reproduces that version with the original colours, format and extras that are found only in that version. The book is notable for being printed in landscape orientation (unlike any other Tintin adventure) and apparently contains over three hundred illustrations that were later excised to produce the album version (and no, I didn't count them!).

If this is the first facsimile that you buy in the Tintin series (and almost all the original albums are now available, all in French) you will find that the paper has a matte finish and the colours more muted. Most readers agree that the books look better this way than the rather gaudy, primary-colour versions of the 1960s and 1970s that are reproduced with English text. That said, if you already own the books in English and are more comfortable reading them in that language then artistic considerations are probably not enough to justify rebuying the set in the numerous historical editions.

If, however, you are tempted to experience Tintin as it was first published, then I'd heartily suggest that you start here. It's a beautifully produced book, you get extra pages (including around twelve pages that close the first half of the story, published as The Seven Crystal Balls), and those with more advanced French can even read the boxout sections on the Incas that were added late in the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 22 Dec 2011
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Comes in a smart slip-case, and presented in the original comic format.

Colours are more subdued than the later standard book.

Superb, as it was originally presented - and intended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Breezy 2 Jun 2013
By Cici Vesce - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I thought the art was wonderful and the story was amusing and clever, including the twist at the end like "A Yankee in King Arthurs's Court."As usual the captain and Milou provide some comic relief.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gool od times! 23 July 2012
By FD - Published on Amazon.com
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I have already owned five ot the titles form the " Aventures de Tintin " collection. I purchased the remaining titles to complete my collection and to share with and give my kids a taste of the "good" books I used to read growing up in the old country of Haiti. I purposely purchsed the French version so they can practice the language. These books bring back fond memories of my youth. Quality is excellent despite having purchsed form different sources on amazon, new and used. Je les recommande chaleureusement.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for French teachers and Francophiles 8 Aug 2014
By Deb Bloth - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Great book for Francophiles with a love of history, especially World War II. It can be read as a comic book but is actually much deeper than that. Knowledge of the author's history and the time period in which the books were written greatly enhances the enjoyment.
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