- File Size: 51484 KB
- Print Length: 128 pages
- Publisher: IDW Publishing (September 5, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 5, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00919UECU
- Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,423,630 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Digital List Price:||$11.99|
|Print List Price:||$24.99|
Save $15.00 (60%)
Nevsky: A Hero of the People Kindle & comiXology
|New from||Used from|
|Length: 128 pages|
Kindle e-ReadersFire TabletsFire Phones
- Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Alexander Nevsky - decidedly the most popular figure in Russian history - is a much-loved historical leader who helped establish the Russian nation by defeating the Teutonic Knights. These invaders were the last vestiges of the Holy Roman Empire and drove out from Germany bringing oppression and religious intolerance with them. In 1242, Nevsky with an army of soldiers and citizens defeated the Teutonic Knights in a spectacular battle on the frozen Lake Peipus, an achievement celebrated in Russia to this day.
Eisenstein was a revolutionary figure who is to Russian film what Chekhov and Tolstoy are to its literature. In 1938, Eisenstein, was already celebrated for his groundbreaking films "Battleship Potemkin" (1925) and "October" (1928), brought the story of Nevsky's battles to life in a stirring epic that featured a score by Sergei Prokofiev. The spectacular closing scene of the Battle on the Ice has been studied by filmmakers from David Lean to Steven Spielberg to Walt Disney Animation. Although caught up in the politics of the time - Eisenstein was frequently out of favor with Joseph Stalin - the film became a worldwide classic.
This is the first-ever graphic novel adaptation of this classic Eisentein epic film, bringing it to a new generation of readers and film-goers.Read more ›
This new graphic novel is based on Eisenstein's film, and not on the more subtle historical record, which raises questions about Nevsky's appeasement of the Mongol Horde, his use of the Mongols to divide and conquer his princely rivals, and his brutal repression of independent-minded Novgorod. But, never matter, Eisenstein told a good tale (albeit one tinged with the anti-Fascist message Stalin dictated), and this book is full of amazing illustrations and only a few narrative hiccups that forced a bit of back and forth page turning.
As reviewed in Russian Life magazine.