5 November 2018

Corto Maltese – The early years

Corto Maltese – The early years

Available on 6th November, 2018

“In 1904-1905, during the russo-japanese war, i got to know jack london, and first met rasputin. Two men of extraordinary courage.”
– Corto Maltese

The origins of a character like Corto reflect his protagonist spirit in spite of himself: in this story, in fact, it flits like a ghost over Manchuria at the beginning of the 1900’s, right in the middle of a conflict that foreshadows the clashes between powers that will mark the first half of the twentieth century.

Barely seventeen, Corto finds himself at the side of two incredible characters, the writer Jack London and Rasputin, his future companion of adventures. At the time he is too young to comprehend the importance the two will have in his life, but as he himself admits at the outset, “Today I am able to tell you two or three things about them that I did not understand then.”

Publisher: Rizzoli Lizard
56 in black and white pages
ISBN : 9788817105736
Format: 21×28 – Bound
Language: Italian
Euro: 22,00

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