The Adventures of Tintin: Vol 1  by Herge

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Volume 1 - Tintin in the Land of the Soviets; Tintin in the Congo

An essential volume for collectors:

This volume includes the first two stories about Tintin created by Herge, Tintin in the land of the Soviets (1929) and Tintin in the Congo (1931). Both books are very much of their time. In his portrayal of the Belgian Congo, the young author reflects the colonial, paternalistic attitudes of his era. Some of today’s readers may find this stereotypical portrayal of the African people offensive.

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Tintin, the most celebrated boy-detective, has been given a highly attractive and distinctive new look in handsome, small scale editions which read more like books. Each volume contains two or three of the original Tintin titles which, though reduced in size, reproduce the illustrations and the text as boldly and brightly as the originals. For collectors, existing fans of Tintin and for the ever-growing number of new recruits, these 8 volumes include every Tintin title including Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, Tintin in the Congo and one unfinished title that was published after the author’s death. They really are an essential purchase for young and old alike.



The Adventures of Tintin: Vol 1 by Herge

Tintin in the Land of the Soviets - Tintin and his dog are sent to Soviet Russia to report on the condition of life there. After overcoming many obstacles placed in their way by the Soviet authority, Tintin and Snowy reaches Moscow where they discover the yet more adventure.

Tintin in the Congo - The young reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy set off on assignment to Africa. But a sinister stowaway follows their every move and seems set on ensuring they come to a sticky end. Tintin and Snowy encounter witch doctors, hostile tribesmen, crocodiles, boa constrictors and numerous other wild animals before solving the mystery and getting their story.

About the Author


Tintin was created in 1929 by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé, then aged just 21, for a weekly children's newspaper supplement. Tintin is a young reporter, aided in his adventures by his faithful fox terrier dog Snowy (Milou in French). In Tintin, Hergé created a hero who embodied human qualities and virtues, without any faults.

The Adventures of Tintin is one of the most popular comics series of the twentieth century, with translations published in over 80 languages, and more than 230 million copies of the books sold worldwide.

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208 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

5th February 2007




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