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    DescriptionFEATURED ON MORE THAN TWENTY BEST-OF LISTS, INCLUDING TIME, AMAZON, E! AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY! "" "Hark! A Vagrant "is an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of "New Yorker" cartoonist and comics sensation Kate Beaton. No era or tome emerges unscasthed as Beaton rightly skewers the Western world's revolutionaries, leaders, sycophants, and suffragists while equally honing her wit on the hapless heroes, heroines, and villains of the best-loved fiction. She deftly points out what really happened when Brahms fell asleep listening to Liszt, that the world's first hipsters were obviously the Incroyables and the Merveilleuses from eighteenth-century France, that Susan B. Anthony is, of course, a "Samantha," and that the polite banality of Canadian culture never gets old. "Hark! A Vagrant" features sexy Batman, the true stories behind classic "Nancy Drew" covers, and Queen Elizabeth doing the albatross. As the 500,000 unique monthly visitors to harkavagrant.com already know, no one turns the ironic absurdities of history and literature into comedic fodder as hilariously as Beaton.


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    Title
    Hark! A Vagrant
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Beaton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 166
    Width: 204 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781770460607
    ISBN 10: 1770460608
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    BIC E4L: GRA
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 02
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-GV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.3
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 95
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 741.5/971
    BIC subject category V2: FXL
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 741.5971
    BISAC V2.8: CGN006000
    LC classification: PN6733.B33 H37 2011
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    DRAWN & QUARTERLY
    Imprint name
    DRAWN & QUARTERLY
    Publication date
    27 September 2011
    Author Information
    KATE BEATON grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada. She earned a bachelor's degree in history and anthropology at Mount Allison University. She presently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
    Review quote
    Praise for Kate Beaton: "[Beaton's comics] are witty reinventions of literary and historical figures navigating modern times . . . A high-minded version of "The Far Side "that is at once of-the-moment and timeless." --DEBORAH VANKIN, "Los Angeles Times ""Simply put, this is the most well-drawn, funniest comic that I've read in a while." --ADRIENNE SO, "Wired ""[Beaton's] neat linework and terrific grasp of simple caricature and facial expression sells a lot of the best strips, including Sasaki Kojiro meeting an undignified end, Jane Austen and Nikola Tesla being pestered by their fans, and Lord Byron muttering "Bitches, man" to a grieving Percy Bysshe Shelley. A-" --"The Onion, "The A.V. Club