Persepolis I & II

Persepolis I & II

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Graphic Novels, Manga & Comics, Graphic Novels & Graphic Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/03/2008
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Synopsis

'A revelation...you will remember it for a very long time' - Mark Haddon The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return. The intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. This is a beautiful and intimate story full of tragedy and humour - raw, honest and incredibly illuminating.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099523994
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 320g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 34 mm

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Persepolis I & II
Persepolis I and II
I have two children, boys aged 9 and 11. All three of us enjoyed reading Persepolis so much, we even watched the film. We have all re-read the book as Mar... READ MORE
MYLA IBARRIENTOS
Persepolis I & II
Persepolis I and II
Amazing read! Through the narration of the author's spirited, likeable and slightly mad younger self growing up in Iran, the reader learns so much about li... READ MORE
Vincent Minzer
Persepolis I & II
Persepolis I and II
Anyone looking for a first person insight into life in Iran - both before and after the revolution - would be well served by reading this entertaining 'gra... READ MORE
David Kohn
Persepolis I & II
Freedom has a price
Marjane Satrapi’s child’s-eye-view comic-strip memoir of growing up in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution is both funny and heartbreaking. Marji is outsp... READ MORE
Jonathan Owens
Persepolis I & II
Persepolis
I have always had a preconceived notion of what a graphic novel is and have never considered this medium as being ‘my thing’. This book proved me wrong! P... READ MORE
Milena Widdowson
Persepolis I & II
to educate one self
Persepolis is a must read! Marjane Satrapi describes with great simplicity, humour but also frankly the events that have characterised Iran in the second h... READ MORE
Irene de Bartolo
Persepolis I & II
Politics and passion in pictures
So my foray into graphic novels is proving to be a HUGE success! I've read 6 now and each one is special in its uniqueness. The combination of words and pi... READ MORE
Emily Fordham
Persepolis I & II
A memoir that will both move and educate you
I used to think that graphic novels and comics weren't for me as I've never been into superheroes or high action storylines. However, in recent years I hav... READ MORE
Rachel Matthews