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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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ISBN13: 9781563896293
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Awards

Winner of the 1999 Bram Stoker Award (Illustrated Narrative)
Nominee for the 2000 Hugo Award (Best Related Book)

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

One of the most celebrated projects of 1999 arrives in softcover this July: THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS. Reprinting the original graphic novel written by THE SANDMAN's Neil Gaiman and painted by legendary Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano (G-Force, Vampire Hunter D, Final Fantasy, 1001 Nights), the softcover edition is topped with a brand-new cover by Amano, enhanced with gold foil to suggest the effect of being painted in gold-leaf.

THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS is opulently told in an illustrated text format combining Gaiman's prose with stunning, full-page paintings by Amano. A self-contained story set in ancient Japan, THE DREAM HUNTERS is an exploration of Japanese folklore, following the ill-fated romance between a humble young monk and a magical, shape-changing she-fox who pines for him in secret. When the fox stumbles upon a band of demons discussing a plot to steal the monk's life through a dreamtrap, it will take all the fox's craftiness - and the involvement of the King of All Night's Dreaming (Morpheus) - to save her true love.

Review:

"[P]ulls off the difficult balancing act of making a tale equally accessible to new readers and to fans. For Sandman afficionados, The Dream Hunters is a beautiful new take on familiar characters. For first-time readers, [it] is an opportunity to revisit the once-upon-a-time magic of childhood tales, but with adult twists..." Dallas Morning News

Review:

"Gaiman's luminous prose is mirrored and amplified spectacularly by the illustrations. Yoshitaka Amano's color plates...resonate magnificently with the story. A fine art approach to comics illustration gets no finer than this." Edward Bryant, Locus

Review:

"It begins with a wager between a badger and a fox, the prize being the monk's temple that the winner will use as a den. But the fox falls in love with the monk and later, when she discovers that a lord of a nearby estate means him ill, she goes into the land of dreams and strikes a bargain with the Japanese counterpart of Morpheus to save the monk's life. How it all works out is for you to discover, but I will say that this is one of Gaiman's most exquisite and evocative stories to date. Equal praise must go to Yoshitaka Amano's artwork." Charles de Lint, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Review:

"Enormously appealing...clever...A tale of enduring charm...beautifully rendered. Readers who have followed Gaiman's work may be surprised by the turn he takes in The Sandman: The Dream Hunters. They should also be delighted." CNN.com

Synopsis:

Gaiman's full-length original graphic novel includes four-color illustrations by legendary Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano, designer of Final Fantasy, who adds a new dimension to the Morpheus character in this tale centered on ill-fated love and dream-eating monsters. For mature readers.

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Angel of Starlight, December 8, 2007 (view all comments by Angel of Starlight)
Based on a popular Japanese fairy tale, 'The Dream Hunters' tells the story of a fox-maiden who falls in love with a Buddhist monk. When a powerful sorceror threatens the monk's life, the fox must outwit not only the sorceror, but also his minions and a powerful race called the Baku in order to spare her beloved's life. Her success, however, must come at a terrible price. In order to save the monk, the beautiful fox-girl must die in his place.

From the first page of 'The Dream Hunters' to its last, Neil Gaiman and Yoshitaka Amano have created a work of utter magic. Filled with exceptional prose and haunting illustrations, this book is worth its weight in literary gold.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781563896293
Painted Art and Cover:
Amano, Yoshitaka
Author:
Amano, Yoshitaka
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Publisher:
Vertigo
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Science Fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Horror tales
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Sandman
Series Volume:
#98-213
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10.23x6.67x.32 in. .85 lbs.

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Product details 128 pages DC Comics/Vertigo - English 9781563896293 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[P]ulls off the difficult balancing act of making a tale equally accessible to new readers and to fans. For Sandman afficionados, The Dream Hunters is a beautiful new take on familiar characters. For first-time readers, [it] is an opportunity to revisit the once-upon-a-time magic of childhood tales, but with adult twists..."
"Review" by , "Gaiman's luminous prose is mirrored and amplified spectacularly by the illustrations. Yoshitaka Amano's color plates...resonate magnificently with the story. A fine art approach to comics illustration gets no finer than this."
"Review" by , "It begins with a wager between a badger and a fox, the prize being the monk's temple that the winner will use as a den. But the fox falls in love with the monk and later, when she discovers that a lord of a nearby estate means him ill, she goes into the land of dreams and strikes a bargain with the Japanese counterpart of Morpheus to save the monk's life. How it all works out is for you to discover, but I will say that this is one of Gaiman's most exquisite and evocative stories to date. Equal praise must go to Yoshitaka Amano's artwork."
"Review" by , "Enormously appealing...clever...A tale of enduring charm...beautifully rendered. Readers who have followed Gaiman's work may be surprised by the turn he takes in The Sandman: The Dream Hunters. They should also be delighted."
"Synopsis" by , Gaiman's full-length original graphic novel includes four-color illustrations by legendary Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano, designer of Final Fantasy, who adds a new dimension to the Morpheus character in this tale centered on ill-fated love and dream-eating monsters. For mature readers.
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