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- DescriptionSet against the background of violence and state repression in a turbulent period of French history, The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia chronicles the incredible and outrageous life of Louise Michel, the revolutionary feminist dubbed 'The Red Virgin of Montmartre'. A utopian dreamer, torious anarchist, teacher, orator and poet, she was decades ahead of her time. Always a radical, she fought on the barricades defending the short-lived Paris Commune of 1871 against the reactionary regime that massacred thousands of French citizens after the Commune's defeat. Deported to a penal colony on the other side of the Earth, she took up the cause of the indigeus population against French colonial oppression. Celebrating the utopian urge in nineteenth-century literature and politics and the origins of science fiction, The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia is the third collaboration of best-selling academic and graphic velist Mary M. Talbot with her husband, the graphic vel pioneer Bryan Talbot. Their first book together, Dotter of her Father's Eyes, won the 2012 Costa Biography Award.
- Author BiographyBryan Talbot (Author) Bryan Talbot was born in 1952. He has worked on underground comics, science fiction and superhero stories such as Judge Dredd and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. His books include Alice in Sunderland, Dotter of Her Father's Eyes (with Mary Talbot), the first graphic novel to win the Costa biography award, and the Grandville series.Mary Talbot (Author) Mary Talbot is an internationally acclaimed scholar who has published widely on language, gender and power, particularly in relation to media and consumer culture. She is the co-author of the graphic novels Dotter of her Father's Eyes and Sally Heathcote: Suffragette.
- Author(s)Bryan Talbot,Mary Talbot
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication05/05/2016
- SubjectGraphic Novels: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintJonathan Cape Ltd
- Weight536 g
- Width160 mm
- Height223 mm
- Spine20 mm
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