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The abominable Mr. Seabrook / Joe Ollmann.

Ollmann, Joe, 1966- (author,, illustrator.).
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Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria GN OLL (Text) 37521530856881 AMPL Adult Graphic Novel Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville AGN Oll (Text) 32604000222954 DCTPLD AD Graphic Novels Available -
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza GN BIO SEABROOK william (Text) 840191002485467 Auburn Plaza - New Adult Graphic Novels Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville GN OLL (Text) 37323005300804 GRAPHIC_NOVELS Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette GN 921 Seabrook, William (Text) 31951004244593 Main Floor - New Graphic Novels Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781770462670
  • ISBN: 1770462678
  • Physical Description: 296 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: [Montreal, Quebec] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.

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Summary, etc.:
"In the early twentieth century, travel writing represented the desire for the expanding bourgeoisie to experience the exotic cultures of the world past their immediate surroundings. Journalist William Buehler Seabrook was emblematic of this trend--participating in voodoo ceremonies, riding camels cross the Sahara desert, communing with cannibals and most notably, popularizing the term "zombie" in the West. A string of his bestselling books show an engaged, sympathetic gentleman hoping to share these strange, hidden delights with the rest of the world. He was willing to go deeper than any outsider had before. But, of course, there was a dark side. Seabrook was a barely functioning alcoholic who was deeply obsessed with bondage and the so-called mystical properties of pain and degradation. His life was a series of traveling highs and drunken lows; climbing on and falling off the wagon again and again. What led the popular and vivid writer to such a sad state? Cartoonist Joe Ollmann spent seven years researching Seabrook's life, interviewing surviving family and accessing long neglected archives, in order to piece together the peripatetic life of a forgotten American writer. Often weaving in Seabrook's own words and those of his biographers, Ollmann posits Seabrook the believer versus Seabrook the exploiter, and leaves the reader to consider where one ends and the other begins."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Seabrook, William, 1884-1945 > Comic books, strips, etc.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Journalists > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Alcoholics > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.

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