- Full Description
A delightful period piece about a feisty young poetess whose fiancé has disappeared on an expedition to the Arctic. She's lovely, etheral, independent, confident and naive. It's been fourteen months and now Emma Wildford is going to track him down herself, with the aid of a single Lapland guide--a Cambridge-educated Englishman who loves the land and is as philisophical as Emma is. I really enjoyed this, it has surprising twists and turns--including a mythological "bringer of fire" on a lost island. Minor nudity. Brilliant art and story.
Emma has grown up since the age of 12 in love with her fiancé, Roald Hodges. Now she is twenty and her betrothed, a member of the National Geographic Society, boarded the good ship Kinship and set sail for Norway... and she has had no news of him since. Every day, she questions the other members of the Society about his whereabouts, and his current situation, whether good or ill, but to no avail.
Before he left, Roald gave Emma a mysterious envelope to open, but only in case something happened to him. Rejecting the very thought of Roald's death, Emma decides to leave behind everything - her life, her comfort, her England, even the letter...to go to Lapland in pursuit.
Along the way, Emma's certainties and beliefs will be challenged in every way, changing this quest for her fiancé into a quest for her true, essential self.
Beautifully illustrated and rivetingly written, Emma G. Wildford is a character that will imprint herself on your mind and memory forever.
"Passionate, mysterious, funny, believable, moving, and chilling." -Kim Newman
"A truly unusual and haunting story that will catch your heart and stay there." -Cassandra Parkin
"It's a keeper. Another superlative and unique story that first appeared as a French graphic album and now is translated for English-speaking audiences. Some of my very favorite comics work keeps appearing in these wonderful new editions, from IDW and Titan Books." -Bud
- Additional Information
Item Code EMMAH Publisher Titan Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781785869280 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 104pg Color Full Color
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