“Through Tintin, I am speaking to the reader and telling them: "You’re about to see comedy … Shush! And now, let the show begin!” –Hergé
While Tintin and Captain Haddock enjoy the quiet of Marlinspike Hall, Bianca Castafiore comes in with great fanfare! The arrival of the opera singer, who constantly fears for the safety of her jewels, creates great turmoil and turns the castle upside down.
Tintin, perhaps one of the most famous cartoon heroes of all time, is as much a child of the 20th century as his creator, Georges Remi—aka Hergé (1907-1983). Tintin’s adventures, marked by his inquisitiveness, sense of mystery and witty humour, are deeply rooted in the events of that tumultuous era.
Featuring an official new English translation.