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Following the success of Minor Miracles (the first original addition to DC's Will Eisner Library), one of comics' most influential and groundbreaking storytellers presents the 176-page softcover version of the acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning The Name of the Game.

Written and illustrated by Will Eisner, The Name of the Game is a tumultuous generational saga of a wealthy Jewish family's assimilation into New York society, spanning the first half of the 1900s. It's also the story of the American Dream, and the game of marrying for social advantage. With this book, the author relates in modern form the classic fairy tale story of the pauper's hope of advancement by marrying into royalty.

Conrad and Alex Arnheim are two rich sons who inherited their family's successful garment business, and over the years, they each, in turn, destroy the family legacy. Conrad, the adored eldest son, grows up to be a ruthless businessman and womanizer, true to no one but himself. Alex becomes a life-long alcoholic, destroying himself and those who love him. An emotionally rich tale, The Name of the Game delves into the lives of the many people who are connected to the Arnheims, painting a compelling picture of life, family, religion, and social status from the turn of the century through post-World War II America.

Review:

"Eisner's vividly expressive characters show the reader the lives of immigrant families who suffer from 'the uncertain feeling of being Jewish in a Christian world'." Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN:
9781563898693
Foreword:
Kayn, Abraham
Publisher:
Norton
Foreword:
Kayn, Abraham
Author:
Eisner, Will
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Form - Cartoons & Comics
Subject:
Family
Series Volume:
107-237
Publication Date:
20081110
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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