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The Contract with God Trilogy

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The Contract with God Trilogy

Long considered to be the first graphic novel, A Contract with God comes from comics pioneer Will Eisner, who created fictional Dropsie Avenue in New York City’s Lower East Side to serve as the setting for his semiautobiographical work. The Jewish merchants and inhabitants of Dropsie Avenue play out their lives here and embody quintessential American experiences. Eisner uses the Great Depression, World War II, civil rights, and more to encompass the large canvas of his work. Three separate volumes are included here; they seamlessly blend together to create a rich landscape of human drama.

Reviewed by John Hogan on November 21, 2005

The Contract with God Trilogy
by Will Eisner

  • Publication Date: November 21, 2005
  • Genres: Graphic Novel
  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN-10: 0393061051
  • ISBN-13: 9780393061055