Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return (English, Paperback, Marjane Satrapi)

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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return  (English, Paperback, Marjane Satrapi)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: RHUK
    • ISBN: 9780099523994, 009952399X
    • Edition: 2008
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    Persepolis is an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi.

    Summary of the Book

    Marji is a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Society quickly morphs into an orthodoxy, where the veil is a compulsory garment for women and secular education is quickly banned. Marji believes that she can solve these problems by becoming a prophet at the age of six. She recalls the teachings of Zarathustra and the Zoroastrian holidays she once enjoyed with her parents. She watches events like the overthrow of the Shah, the success of the Islamic Revolution and the destructive effects of the war with Iraq. Through a young girl’s eyes, readers are drawn into a portrait of life in Iran. Marji’s narrative brings out the sharp contrast of life at home and life in public, and the black and white art further strengthens the contrast. This is a story of growing up in a country where grim reminders of war hang around people’s lives like black curtains cutting off any sunlight.

    About Marjane Satrapi

    Marjane Satrapi is a French graphic novelist and illustrator born in Iran.

    Persepolis was adapted into a French-American animated film, written and directed by Marjane and Vincent Paronnaud. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year and a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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    Publication Year
    • 2008
    Dimensions
    Width
    • 1.02 Inches (US)
    Height
    • 7.8 Inches (US)
    Depth
    • 26 inch
    Weight
    • 339.0 Grams
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    A MUST READ

    As a young woman in free India brought up in J&K - i have seen the religious wars - and how unnecessary they are - the immigration of people from one state to another - reading marjane's story on iran on a larger scale - only makes one realise how similar humans are everywhere... and the way she puts it across.. creatively, smartly, with wise words put oh so casaually that really educates and entertains the reader.. a must read for everyone..
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    Yesha

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    Absolute gem of a book

    The book is about Marjane Satrapi growing up in Iran. The story is enlightening, there is a lot about the history of Iran. I've met several ladies from Iran, and always wondered about the veil thing. This is an inside account of life in Iran, and some story she tells! Must read for almost everyone.
    This version though has a problem, the print size is too small. If you can live through that, it's money well spent.
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    Jishnu Bhattacharya

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    Revelation so honest that will reverberate with you for years.

    I had already seen perspeolis movie which is one of my all time favorite movie. I was delighted to know that the movie is actually an adaption from this very book and I got very excited while flipping through the pages of this book at one of my friend's house. Not being able to put down the book , I end up buying one for myself through flipkart and these guys responded in just one day!!!

    Marjane Satrapi though her revelation takes us to Iran where she is growing in troubled Iran and later to...
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    Kumar Mehta

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    27 Nov, 2011

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    5

    Fabulous!

    Good bk ..... intersting
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    Aparajita Ghosh

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    13 Oct, 2017

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    Amazing read with horrible binding

    5 stars for the content
    2 stars for the binding
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    Rishikesh Mishra

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    Wonderful

    A good piece of art
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    irshad muhamed

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    Value-for-money

    The book is very nice for those people who have an interest in history as it is written by the granddaughter of the last king of Iran and it revolves around her life and the people of Iran. It is a graphic autobiography so it may also attract people who cannot finish big books.
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    Should read

    When i ordered i wasn't sure that this will make a good read. But when i started this book i cannot put this thing down without finishing. A heart touching story of an Iranian.
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    Salim Suleman

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    18 Jun, 2017

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    Loved the book

    Persepolis is a good graphic novel to have, I bought this book at 400 something price(paperback) and is worth it.
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    geet

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    15 May, 2017

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    Delightful

    This is a really nice book. The packing of the same was really good as well.
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    Aashay Nigde

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    Questions and Answers
    Q:Is this the complete book, this book has two parts, does this one combine both.
    A:Yes, this has two parts. The persepolis 1 and 2.
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    Q:Is this really the complete book?...if so, then why there is another book named The Complete Persepolis worth more than almost double this price?
    A:It’s the complete book. Depends on individual book sellers, some editions are costlier. Check if it’s a paperback or a hardback. The latter are more expensive generally. You can buy this one though.
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