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The Calculus Affair : The Adventures of Tintin Series : Book 18 - Herge

The Calculus Affair

The Adventures of Tintin Series : Book 18

By: Herge

Paperback

Published: 12th March 2003
For Ages: 7+ years old
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The Calculus Affair (1956) or "how scientific inventions can serve humanity without being coveted by military powers", in the tense climate of the Cold War. This new adventure takes Tintin back to Syldavia and Borduria. After inventing an ultrasound machine, Professor Calculus is kidnapped. Jolyon Wagg, an insurance sales rep, makes his entrance in this story, and will prove to be a constant nuisance. A thrilling chase, surprises, old friends getting back together, headlong fights ... all this for a stake in what seems to be limited to an ordinary umbrella. This is probably the most "detective-like" story.

About The Author

Georges Prosper Remi (22 May 1907 – 3 March 1983), better known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comics writer and artist.

His best known and most substantial work is The Adventures of Tintin comic book series, which he wrote and illustrated from 1929 until his death in 1983, leaving the twenty-fourth Tintin adventure Tintin and Alph-Art unfinished. His work remains a strong influence on comics, particularly in Europe. He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2003.

Hergé (Tintin)



1907
Georges Rémi was born in Brussels, Belgium, May 22.

1920
The young boy begins his studies at the Collège Saint -Boniface in Brussels, he is bored to tears.

1921
He joins the scout troop at his high school, where he receives the nickname "Curious Fox." His first drawings appear in Jamais assez, his school scouting magazine, and starting in 1923 in Le Boy-scout belge, the monthly magazine of the Belgian Boy Scouts.

1924
From this point onwards, Georges Rémi signed his drawings with the name Hergé, reversing his initials, "R.G." (as pronounced in French).

1925
After leaving school, Georges Rémi is hired by the newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle as an employee in the subscription department.

1926
He creates Totor (a precursor to Tintin), Patrol Leader of Les Hannetons in Le Boy-scout belge.

1927
Georges Rémi performs his military service.

1928
When he returns to Brussels, Hergé is named chief editor of Le Petit Vingtième, the weekly children supplement to Le Vingtième Siècle. The first issue is published on November 1.

1929
Tintin and Snowy "born" on January 10, in Le Petit Vingtième.

1930
He creates Quick and Flupke, the rascals of Brussels, who will appear in short stories in Le Petit Vingtième. The first Tintin book is published: Tintin, Reporter, in the Land of The Soviets.

1932
Georges Rémi marries Germaine Kieckens, secretary of the editor of Le Vingtième Siècle.

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ISBN: 9781405206297
ISBN-10: 1405206292
Series: The Adventures of Tintin
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7+ years old
For Grades: 5 - 8
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 12th March 2003
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 22.3  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition