In February 2019, EuroComics proudly presents another installment of Hugo Pratt’s intrepid adventurer! CORTO MALTESE: THE SECRET ROSE is a tale you can now enjoy, thanks to a brand new English translation by Dean Mullaney and Simone Castaldi!
Visiting the writer Hermann Hesse while researching alchemists with his old friend Professor Steiner, Corto Maltese enters the crossroads of magic and the occult, astrology and history, religion and mythology. Corto drinks from the “source of the Alchemy Rose” and becomes immersed in a surreal and dreamlike adventure that involves Klingsor, the quest for the Holy Grail, Death, the Devil, and the Sandman, among others. This complexly plotted graphic novel is among Hugo Pratt’s most philosophical ruminations on the imagination.
Corto Maltese: The Secret Rose
9.25″ x 11.625″ | Paperback with French flaps | B&W | 80 pages | $19.99