Corto Maltese: The Secret Rose

$19.99

by Hugo Pratt. Translated by Dean Mullaney and Simone Castaldi.

9.25” x 11.625”, Paperback, B&W, 80pp, ISBN: 978-1684054022

Series winner of the Harvey Award for Best American Edition of Foreign Material.

“Classic adventure comics for adults, enjoyable but with depth. Strongly recommended.” — Library Journal

“Pratt’s tales are like coming home to an entire oeuvre of fables you’ve never known existed but have always been waiting to read…I can guarantee that Corto Maltese will quickly become one of your most beloved protagonists.” — Alex Mangles, tor.com

 

Description

Corto Maltese enters the crossroads of magic and the occult, astrology and history, religion and mythology in the first English-language translation of Pratt’s award-winning book.

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.