A Wild Ride Through the Night

A fantastic novel

Original Title: Wilde Reise durch die Nacht

Hardcover with jacket, 224 pages, 17.0 x 24.0 cm, 6.7 x 9.4 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8135-0577-1
€ 22.99 [D] | € 23.70 [A] | CHF 32.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Knaus

Date of publication: November 11, 2013
This title is available.

Kundenrezensionen: 4 Sterne (6)


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Walter  Moers - A Wild Ride Through the Night


"More monsters than a Hogwarts’ menagerie, sufficient bizarre encounters to rival Gulliver's Travels – a sparkling treasure trove" The Glasgow Herald

Young Gustave is determined to become a great artist. But before that can happen he has to ride from the earth to the moon and once through the entire universe, all in one single night, for he has made a bet with Death in which nothing less than his life and soul are at stake.

Walter Moers illustrated Gustave's fantastic journey with the help of 21 impressing pictures by Gustave Doré, the most renowned illustrator of the 19th century.

"Doré is the best illustrator of all times and was able to do everything: humorous drawings and realistic ones, kitsch and high art. His work is comprehensive and multi-layered to an extent that no other artist will ever reach. Doré is the king. One will just have to resign oneself to this and bow one's head in humility." Walter Moers

"Walter Moers not only presents his protagonists with tasks that are virtually impossible to solve but also readers – how can you devour this wonderful story while at the same time take in your fill of the Doré pictures? There is only one way to find peace of mind: when you reach the end of A Wild Ride Through the Night just set off again."



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