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Tōma No Shinzō. English

By Moto Hagio, 1949-

A shojo classic in english for the first time.

The setting: A boys’ boarding school in Germany, sometime in the latter 20th Century. Fourteen year-old Thomas Werner falls from a lonely pedestrian overpass to his death immediately after sending a single, brief letter to a schoolmate:

To Juli, one last time
This is my love
This is the sound of my heart
Surely you must understand


Thus begins the legendary and enigmatic Heart of Thomas, by Moto Hagio. Inspired by Jean Delannoy’s 1964 film, Les Amitiés Particulieres, The Heart of Thomas was nearly cancelled early in its serialization, in 1974, until Hagio’s first trade paperback, The Poe Clan, Volume 1, sold out in a single day, giving her new series a new lease on life. The result was a story more complex, less accessible, and yet so compelling it can be found near or at the top of any list of classic shojo manga. Translated by manga scholar Matt Thorn and packaged with the same loving attention to detail as Hagio’s Eisner Award nominated A Drunken Dream, The Heart of Thomas is already the most eagerly anticipated manga translation of the new decade. Black & white throughout

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Northeast
  • GN MANGA Heart, Manga

ISBN

9781606995518


Format: Book
Author: Hagio, Moto, 1949-
Summary: "The setting: A boys' boarding school in Germany, sometime in the mid-20th Century. One winter day, fourteen year-old Thomas Werner falls from a lonely pedestrian overpass to his death, immediately after sending a single, brief letter to another boy at the school: 'To Juli, one last time. This is my love. This is the sound of my heart. Surely you must understand'" -- from publisher's web site.
Title: Tōma no shinzō. English
Publisher Date: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, c2012.
Subject: Teenage boys -- Comic books, strips, etc. Teenage boys -- Death -- Comic books, strips, etc. Boarding schools -- Germany -- Comic books, strips, etc. Interpersonal relations -- Comic books, strips, etc. Graphic novels
Isbn: 9781606995518 1606995510
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: Manga Hagio
Oclc: 824610422
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Bib Id: 440779

Format: Book
Author: Hagio, Moto, 1949-
Summary: "The setting: A boys' boarding school in Germany, sometime in the mid-20th Century. One winter day, fourteen year-old Thomas Werner falls from a lonely pedestrian overpass to his death, immediately after sending a single, brief letter to another boy at the school: 'To Juli, one last time. This is my love. This is the sound of my heart. Surely you must understand'" -- from publisher's web site.
Title: Tōma no shinzō. English
Publisher, Date: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, c2012.
Description: 515 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Teenage boys -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Teenage boys -- Death -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Boarding schools -- Germany -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Interpersonal relations -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Graphic novels
Other Author: Thorn, Matt
Notes: Shōjo manga.
Notes: Pages ordered from right to left.
Notes: In English. Translated from Japanese.
ISBN: 9781606995518
ISBN: 1606995510
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: Manga Hagio