While looking around the Old Street Market, Tintin stumbles across a model ship and buys it as a gift for his friend, Captain Haddock. Little does he realize, the ship will prove to be the key to an exciting (and very dangerous) adventure.
The captain is overjoyed but astonished to receive Tintin’s gift. The ship appears to be a model of a vessel depicted in the background of a painting of the captain’s illustrious ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock. While looking through an old chest found in his attic, Captain Haddock chances upon the diary of his ancestor. It tells the story of Sir Francis’s run-in with a fearsome pirate, Red Rackham, and also describes a priceless treasure.
Strange events begin to unfold. Tintin’s flat is ransacked and a mysterious collector seems determined to buy the model ship. For Tintin and Captain Haddock — as well as a gang of crooks — the treasure hunt is well and truly on!
The Secret of the Unicorn and its sequel, Red Rackham’s Treasure, are two of the best-loved Tintin books of all time.
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.
"Hergé" is the pseudonym of George Remí, making a game with the initials of his name inverted. Throughout the evolution of his star character, Tintin, we can see the progress of this author: from the first titles marked by the ultraconservative doctrine of the director of the newspaper Le Petit Vingtième, to the breaking of conventions embodied from The Blue Lotus , as well as the evolution of the society of his time. The research carried out by Hergé to historically contextualize his Adventures, as well as his implicit social criticism, have made Tintin a masterpiece of the 20th century.
Author : Hergé
Publisher : Egmont
Binding Type : Paperback
Language : English
ISBN-13 : 978-1405206228