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Peter Mendelsund

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  • What We See When We Read

    A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading—how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader. 

    What do we see when we read? Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever really tell us what, exactly, Ishmael looked like? The collection of fragmented images on a page—a graceful ear there, a stray curl, a hat positioned just so—and other clues and signifiers helps us to create an image of a character. But in fact our sense that we know a character intimately has little to do with our ability to concretely picture our beloved—or reviled—literary figures. In this remarkable work of nonfiction, Knopf's Associate Art Director Peter Mendelsund combines his profession, as an award-winning designer; his first career, as a classically trained pianist; and his first love, literature—he considers himself first and foremost as a reader—into what is sure to be one of the most provocative and unusual investigations into how we understand the act of reading.

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  • Aquaman by Peter David Book One

    Re-experience the beginning of Peter David's iconic run on Aquaman, which shaped the life of Atlantis' most famous citizen for years to come, in AQUAMAN BY PETER DAVID BOOK ONE.

    Here begins Arthur Curry's recollection of the epic journey that led him to become the mythical superhero we know as Aquaman. Since his dramatic debut in the 1940s, Aquaman has gone from admired hero to legendary icon. Able to breathe in both air and water, the King of the Seven Seas has fought villainy from the deepest depths of the oceans to the outer limits of the galaxy. He is unquestionably one of the greatest heroes the world has ever seen, but his rise to power was not easy.

    Collects AQUAMAN: TIME AND TIDE #1-4 and AQUAMAN #0-8, as well as a new introduction by Peter David.

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  • The Kind Worth Killing: A Novel

    A devious tale of psychological suspense so irresistible that it prompts Entertainment Weekly to ask, “Is The Kind Worth Killingthe next Gone Girl?” From one of the hottest new thriller writers, Peter Swanson, a name you may not know yet (but soon will), this is his breakout novel in the bestselling tradition of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train—and is soon to be a major movie directed by Agnieszka Holland.


    In a tantalizing set-up reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a Train… On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that’s going stale and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start—he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit—a contrast that once inflamed their passion, but has now become a cliché.


    But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, “I’d like to help.” After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse. . . .


    Back in Boston, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda's demise. But there are a few things about Lily’s past that she hasn’t shared with Ted, namely her experience in the art and craft of murder, a journey that began in her very precocious youth.


    Suddenly these co-conspirators are embroiled in a chilling game of cat-and-mouse, one they both cannot survive . . . with a shrewd and very determined detective on their tail.

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  • Super Sons Vol. 1: When I Grow Up (Rebirth)
    Superboy (aka Jonathan Kent) and Robin (aka Damian Wayne) make their super hero duo debut in this all-new series SUPER SONS, part of DC Rebirth.

    Superboy and Robin, the sons of Superman and Batman, take center stage as a reluctant super-team in an all-new series bursting out of the DC Universe Rebirth event!
     
    When Robin (Damian Wayne) discovers a connection between a series of mysterious crimes and the aftermath of the bizarre and deadly Amazo Virus, he needs Superboy (Jonathan Kent) to aid in the investigation. But when the duo learn that the teenage Kid Amazo has plans that put the entire Justice League in danger, they need help from an unlikely source: Lex Luthor! 
     
    Even if the odd couple of young heroes survive Luthor’s assistance, they’ll have to face a possibly greater threat: the combined forces of Robin’s tutor, Alfred Pennyworth, and Superboy’s mother, Lois Lane! 
     
    Acclaimed writer Peter J. Tomasi (SUPERMAN) and superstar artist Jorge Jimenez (EARTH 2: SOCIETY) launch an explosive new generation of adventure in SUPER SONS VOL. 1, collecting issues #1-5 of the popular series.

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  • Superman Vol. 3: Multiplicity (Rebirth)
    The epic relaunch of SUPERMAN continues as we are formally introduced to Superboy and his incredible powers!

    SUPERMAN VOL. 3: MULTIPLICITY unleashes adventure on an epic scale—brought to vivid life by the all-star creative team of Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Jorge Jimenez, Ivan Reis, Ryan Sook, Tony S. Daniel, Sebastián Fiumara and more and featuring a mind-blowing array of Supermen drawn from the DC Universe’s incredible history.
     
    Kenan Kong, the New Super-Man of China, has been taken. Kal-L, the Red Son Superman of Earth-30, is gone. Sunshine Superman, the mystical protector of the Dreamworld, has vanished without a trace. Someone—or something—is collecting Supermen from across the Multiverse. 
     
    And Kal-El, the Man of Steel himself, is next on the list.
     
    To stop this transdimensional terror, our world’s greatest hero must join forces with the Justice League Incarnate—an impossible team of super-beings drawn from across the 52 Earths—to track down the kidnapper and free his Kryptonian counterparts. 
     
    At the same time, trouble of a different sort is brewing right in the Kent family’s backyard—and both father and son must rise to meet the challenge!
     
    Collects issues #14-17 and ANNUAL #1.

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  • Superman: The Final Days of Superman
    Superman's final days are here. Follow the Man of Steel as he prepares for his own demise and fights for the lives of those closest to him.

    A prelude to DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH is here in SUPERMAN: THE FINAL DAYS OF SUPERMAN! 

    With his final days upon him, the Man of Steel reaches out to his loved ones and most trusted allies to say his goodbyes. Yet while he does so, the world is greeted by new threats—a dangerous being alive with fire, who insists to Lois Lane and anyone else he meets that he is the one true Superman, and a black-clad man whose appearance and powers mirror those of Superman himself.

    Alongside Batman, Wonder Woman and Supergirl, the Man of Steel must fight one final battle—seemingly against himself. Will Superman die trying to save his adoptive world and those he loves most?

    THE FINAL DAYS OF SUPERMAN marks the beginning of an era, written by Peter J. Tomasi (SUPERMAN) and illustrated by artists Mikel Janín (BATMAN), Doug Mahnke (SUPERMAN), Paul Pelletier (AQUAMAN), Dale Eaglesham (SECRET SIX), Scot Eaton (THE NEW 52: FUTURES END), Ed Benes (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA) and Jorge Jiménez (EARTH 2: SOCIETY). 

    Collects SUPERMAN #51-52, ACTION COMICS #51-52, BATMAN/SUPERMAN #31-32 and SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #28-29.

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  • Superman: Savage Dawn
    One of the biggest Superman epics is here in SUPERMAN: SAVAGE DAWN, now in paperback.

    Acclaimed writers Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints), Greg Pak (BATMAN/SUPERMAN), Aaron Kuder (SUPERBOY) and Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN & ROBIN), joined by a who’s who of artists including Howard Porter (JUSTICE LEAGUE #3001), Ardian Syaf (BATMAN/SUPERMAN) and Doug Mahnke (GREEN LANTERN), bring one of DC’s mightiest—and oldest—villains to the forefront and signal the final days of Krypton’s last son.
     
    Vandal Savage can afford to be patient—he’s immortal, thanks to fragments from a comet he came into contact with more than 40,000 years ago…a comet that he has since spent eons and spilled blood trying to bring back to Earth. A comet that, should he reclaim it, will grant him untold might.
     
    Savage’s patience is about to pay off. Through his operatives, he’s taken Superman’s powers—and, indirectly, his secret identity—to siphon the collective strength of the Justice League and generate the ultimate tractor beam. As the beam draws Savage’s long-lost comet all the way back to Earth, unsuspecting souls bearing the immortal’s genetic signature are suddenly infused with maddening might, while their “father’s” already-incredible power exponentially increases.
     
    Only a handful of heroes, led by Wonder Woman and a depowered Superman, stand between Savage and his comet, and soon even they won’t be enough—that is, unless Superman taps into a deadly element from his past to deny his immortal adversary a future of eternal power.
     
    Collects SUPERMAN ANNUAL #3, ACTION COMICS #48-50, SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #25-27 and SUPERMAN #48-50.

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  • Superman Vol. 1: Son Of Superman (Rebirth)
    After the stunning events of DC REBIRTH, the world is left without Superman! Who will be there to pick up the pieces?

    A new Superman appears to protect the world while raising a super-son with his wife, Lois Lane, in writer Peter J. Tomasi's thrilling new series

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  • Superman Vol. 2: Trials of the Super Son (Rebirth)

    Superman and his super-son Jon are back in the second volume by best-selling author Peter J. Tomasi!

    With Jon becoming more and more powerful by the day, Superman's greatest foes are starting to take notice of the new super-kid on the block. When one of the most evil and ruthless of Superman's rogues' gallery comes for the Man of Steel's son, Clark must decide just how far he's willing to go to protect the ones he loves.

    Collects SUPERMAN #7-13.

    Rebirth honors the richest history in comics, while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world's greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business. 

    Honoring the past, protecting our present and looking towards the future. This is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe.  The legacy continues.

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  • Peter Pan (Puffin Chalk)

    One starry night, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland – the island where lost boys play, mermaids splash and fairies make mischief. But a villainous-looking gang of pirates lurk in the docks, led by the terrifying Captain James Hook. Magic and excitement are in the air, but if Captain Hook has his way, before long, someone will be walking the plank and swimming with the crocodiles…

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  • Nightfall (Export Edition)

     

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  • Peter Pan

    J. M. Barrie’s classic children's story is reimagined in this delightful full-color deluxe edition filled with all-new illustrations and ten removable features specially designed by MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter films.


    For more than a century, the adventures of Peter Pan—the boy who can fly and never grows up—and Wendy Darling have captured the hearts of generations of readers. In this enchanting illustrated volume, the fantastical world of Neverland and its magical inhabitants, including the Lost Boys, Captain Hook, Tiger Lily, and the beloved Tinker Bell, are brought to life like never before.


    Peter Pan is packed with a lush array of colorful illustrations and interactive removable features, including a detailed map of Neverland, a croc o’clock with hands you can rotate to tell time, Peter’s shadow, and more. Beautiful and captivating, filled with breathtaking artwork, this stunning book is sure to become a treasured keepsake for fans of all ages.


     

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  • Lost in Babylon (Seven Wonders #2)

    Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in the New York Times bestselling epic adventure Seven Wonders!Lost in Babylon is the second book in a seven-book series by master storyteller Peter Lerangis. This sequel to the bestselling The Colossus Rises chronicles Jack McKinley and his friends as they carry on their mission to save their lives—and the world—by locating seven magic orbs called Loculi, which are hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After defeating the Colossus of Rhodes and capturing the first of the Loculi, their friend Marco has disappeared. With no leads, no clues, and no one else to turn to, the kids have no choice but to trust Professor Bhegad and the Karai Institute again as they head off to Babylon.


    Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, praised Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises as "a high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets. Young readers will love this story. I can't wait to see what's next in the Seven Wonders series!"


     

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  • The Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders #1)

    Just one boy . . .


    Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In six months, Jack is going to die.


    Just one mission . . .


    After Jack collapses in the middle of a busy street, he's whisked off to a strange hospital in a strange place. There are armed guards and weird kids and fantastic creatures, not to mention no parents, no phones, and no possibility of escape. The place is run by an odd professor named Bhegad, who tells Jack that what's killing him is a genetic trait inherited from the prince of a long-lost civilization. It's destroying Jack by making him too strong too fast. He'll need to stay strong, though—because it's up to him to save the world.


    Just one problem . . .


    That long-lost civilization sank when seven magic Loculi were stolen and hidden around the world. Now Jack and his friends must find the Loculi before they fall into the wrong hands. If they don't, they'll never be cured, that lost world will rise, oceans will be displaced, and life as we know it will pretty much end.


    Seven wonders


    No one ever asked Jack if he wanted to be a hero. He just has to be one. One kid. One mission. One big problem. The thrills begin in The Colossus Rises, the first installment in the newest adventure from master storyteller Peter Lerangis.


     

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  • The Philosopher's Kiss: A Novel

    TRUTH—BETRAYAL— INTRIGUE—REVOLUTION— AND LOVE


    Paris, 1747. Betrayed by God and humanity, Sophie moves to the seething capital of the kingdom. To survive, she works at Café Procope, the meeting place for freethinkers and revolutionaries.


    Against her will she falls deeply in love with one of the regular customers: Denis Diderot, the famed philosopher and a married man. He and his colleagues are planning the most dangerous book in the world since the appearance of the Bible: an encyclopedia. Even more explosive are the covert references in the Encyclopedia that threaten to undermine both the monarchy and the church. But Sophie soon realizes that the stakes are even higher for her personally. At risk are her right to freedom, love, and happiness. 


     

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