The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

The Complete Maus

Maus #1-2

Art Spiegelman

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Combined for the first time here are Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the horror of the Holocaust through cartoons, the author captures the everyday reality of fear and is able to explore the guilt, relief and extraordinary sensation of survival - and how the children of survivors are in their own way affected by the trials of their parents. A contemporary classic of immeasurable significance.

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Genocide (5 reviewers), Child death (4 reviewers), Antisemitism (4 reviewers), Death (4 reviewers), Violence (3 reviewers), Hate crime (3 reviewers), Medical trauma (2 reviewers), Racism (2 reviewers), Physical abuse (2 reviewers), Suicide (2 reviewers), Mental illness (2 reviewers), Emotional abuse (2 reviewers), Torture (1 reviewer), Toxic relationship (1 reviewer), Religious bigotry (1 reviewer), Grief (1 reviewer), Racial slurs (1 reviewer), Police brutality (1 reviewer), Chronic illness (1 reviewer), Confinement (1 reviewer), Suicidal thoughts (1 reviewer), Slavery (1 reviewer), Gun violence (1 reviewer), Xenophobia (1 reviewer), and Body horror (1 reviewer)


Violence (1 reviewer), Genocide (1 reviewer), Suicide (1 reviewer), and Mental illness (1 reviewer)


dark 80%
sad 73%
emotional 68%
challenging 51%
informative 46%
reflective 24%
tense 24%
inspiring 12%
funny 4%
hopeful 4%
adventurous 2%


medium 73%
fast 26%

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