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Persepolis I & II - Graphic Novel - £4.89 delivered @ Amazon
Persepolis I & II - Graphic Novel - £4.89 delivered @ Amazon

Persepolis I & II - Graphic Novel - £4.89 delivered @ Amazon

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A great graphic novel, which has also been made into a critically acclaimed animated film. RRP is £7.99

Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis is an exemplary autobiographical graphic novel, in the tradition of Art Spiegelman's classic Maus. Set in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, it follows the young Satrapi, six-year-old daughter of two committed and well-to-do Marxists. As she grows up, she witnesses first-hand the effects that the revolution and the war with Iraq have on her home, family and school.

Like Maus, the main strength of Persepolis is its ability to make the political personal. Told through the eyes of a child (as reflected in Satrapi's simplistic yet expressive black-and-white artwork), the story shows how young Marjane learns about her family history and how it is entwined with the history of Iran, and watches her liberal parents cope with a fundamentalist regime that gets increasingly rigid as it gains more power. Outspoken and intelligent, Marjane chafes at Iran's increasingly conservative interpretation of Islamic law, especially as she grows into a bright and independent teenager. Throughout, Marjane remains a hugely likeable young woman

Persepolis gives the reader a snapshot of daily life in a country struggling with an internal cultural revolution and a bloody war, but within an intensely personal context. It's a very human history, beautifully and sympathetically told.

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edit: ignore this (Don't think this is 1 and 2. I think that is ]here)

Sorry Op could not find anything in description, but now I look at cover closely it says and story of return.
Weird Amazon glitch again.

ordered and heat added. Good find :thumbsup:

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Don't think this is 1 and 2. I think that is ]here



This is I & II, I have a copy of it sat on my desk :thumbsup:

The edition you link to is exactly the same inside. Check the number of pages - both 352 pages long

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