Jump to ratings and reviews
Rate this book

Maus #1

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

Rate this book
The first installment of the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel acclaimed as “the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” (Wall Street Journal) and “the first masterpiece in comic book history” (The New Yorker).

A brutally moving work of art—widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written—Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author’s father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats.

Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author’s account of his tortured relationship with his aging father into an astonishing retelling of one of history's most unspeakable tragedies. It is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at the legacy of trauma.

159 pages, Hardcover

First published August 12, 1986

Loading interface...
Loading interface...

About the author

Art Spiegelman

114 books2,540 followers
Art Spiegelman (born Itzhak Avraham ben Zeev) is New-York-based comics artist, editor, and advocate for the medium of comics, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic memoir, Maus.

Ratings & Reviews

What do you think?
Rate this book

Friends & Following

Create a free account to discover what your friends think of this book!

Community Reviews

5 stars
175,875 (57%)
4 stars
85,527 (28%)
3 stars
30,743 (10%)
2 stars
7,799 (2%)
1 star
5,499 (1%)

Loading...

Can't find what you're looking for?

Get help and learn more about the design.