Prince Ajatasattu (Buddha, Book 7): vol. 7

4.33 avg rating
( 1,930 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780007224579: Prince Ajatasattu (Buddha, Book 7): vol. 7

The seventh book in the classic eight volume graphic novel series retelling the story of Buddha, from the godfather of the genre.

In book seven, in the kingdom of Magadha, young Prince Ajatasattu agonizes over the prophecy that claims he will one day murder his own father. Deciding that the prediction is false, he believes that the Buddha is to blame and must pay for the rift it has caused between father and son.

Meanwhile, the Buddha's closest disciple, Devadatta, is seduced by the political opportunities offered by the discord in Magadha, and urges his master to take full advantage of them.

Originated in the 1970s, ‘Buddha’ is Osamu Tezuka's unparalleled rendition of the life and times of Prince Siddhartha. Tezuka's storytelling genius and consummate skill at visual expression blossom fully as he contextualizes the Buddha's ideas; with an emphasis on, action, emotion, humour and conflict as Prince Siddhartha runs away from home, travels across India and questions Hindu practices such as ascetic self-mutilation and caste oppression. Rather than recommend resignation and impassivity, Tezuka's Buddha predicates enlightenment upon recognising the interconnectedness of life, having compassion for the suffering, and ordering one's life sensibly, his approach is slightly irreverent in that it incorporates something that Western commentators often eschew, namely, humour.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

'A stunning achievement.' Publishers Weekly

‘If you’ve never tried something like this before, check it out; it’s fascinating stuff. An engrossing read that you’ll get through in no time. And then you’ll want the other seven instalments.’
Starburst

‘If it weren’t for [Tekuza] and his ripping religious yarns, we wouldn’t have had Akira.’
Arena

‘You simply won’t find anyhting else quite touches Tezuka’s innovative use of the manga format, his humour, his intuitive understanding of human nature and his sympathy for the main characters.’
Neo [the UK’s number one manga magazine]

Book Description:

All Life is sacred...

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Tezuka, Osamu
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007224575 ISBN 13: 9780007224579
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The seventh book in the classic eight volume graphic novel series retelling the story of Buddha, from the godfather of the genre. In book seven, in the kingdom of Magadha, young Prince Ajatasattu agonizes over the prophecy that claims he will one day murder his own father. Deciding that the prediction is false, he believes that the Buddha is to blame and must pay for the rift it has caused between father and son. Meanwhile, the Buddha s closest disciple, Devadatta, is seduced by the political opportunities offered by the discord in Magadha, and urges his master to take full advantage of them. Originated in the 1970s, Buddha is Osamu Tezuka s unparalleled rendition of the life and times of Prince Siddhartha. Tezuka s storytelling genius and consummate skill at visual expression blossom fully as he contextualizes the Buddha s ideas; with an emphasis on, action, emotion, humour and conflict as Prince Siddhartha runs away from home, travels across India and questions Hindu practices such as ascetic self-mutilation and caste oppression. Rather than recommend resignation and impassivity, Tezuka s Buddha predicates enlightenment upon recognising the interconnectedness of life, having compassion for the suffering, and ordering one s life sensibly, his approach is slightly irreverent in that it incorporates something that Western commentators often eschew, namely, humour. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007224579

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Tezuka, Osamu
Published by HarperCollins (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007224575 ISBN 13: 9780007224579
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2008. Book Condition: New. 2008. Paperback. The seventh book in the classic eight volume graphic novel series retelling the story of Buddha, from the godfather of the genre. Series: Buddha. Num Pages: 400 pages, chiefly Illustrations. BIC Classification: FXA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 150 x 28. Weight in Grams: 334. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780007224579

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Tezuka, Osamu
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0007224575 ISBN 13: 9780007224579
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The seventh book in the classic eight volume graphic novel series retelling the story of Buddha, from the godfather of the genre. In book seven, in the kingdom of Magadha, young Prince Ajatasattu agonizes over the prophecy that claims he will one day murder his own father. Deciding that the prediction is false, he believes that the Buddha is to blame and must pay for the rift it has caused between father and son. Meanwhile, the Buddha s closest disciple, Devadatta, is seduced by the political opportunities offered by the discord in Magadha, and urges his master to take full advantage of them. Originated in the 1970s, Buddha is Osamu Tezuka s unparalleled rendition of the life and times of Prince Siddhartha. Tezuka s storytelling genius and consummate skill at visual expression blossom fully as he contextualizes the Buddha s ideas; with an emphasis on, action, emotion, humour and conflict as Prince Siddhartha runs away from home, travels across India and questions Hindu practices such as ascetic self-mutilation and caste oppression. Rather than recommend resignation and impassivity, Tezuka s Buddha predicates enlightenment upon recognising the interconnectedness of life, having compassion for the suffering, and ordering one s life sensibly, his approach is slightly irreverent in that it incorporates something that Western commentators often eschew, namely, humour. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007224579

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Tezuka, Osamu
Published by HarperCollins
ISBN 10: 0007224575 ISBN 13: 9780007224579
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins. Book Condition: New. 2008. Paperback. The seventh book in the classic eight volume graphic novel series retelling the story of Buddha, from the godfather of the genre. Series: Buddha. Num Pages: 400 pages, chiefly Illustrations. BIC Classification: FXA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 150 x 28. Weight in Grams: 334. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780007224579

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Tezuka, Osamu
ISBN 10: 0007224575 ISBN 13: 9780007224579
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 07th. 150mm x 197mm x 28mm. Paperback. The seventh book in the classic eight volume graphic novel series retelling the story of Buddha, from the godfather of the genre. In book seven, in the kingdom of Magadha, young Prince Aj.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 400 pages. 0.333. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007224579

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Tezuka, Osamu
Published by HarperCollins 2006-07-03 (2006)
ISBN 10: 0007224575 ISBN 13: 9780007224579
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins 2006-07-03, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-02842172

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Tezuka, Osamu
ISBN 10: 0007224575 ISBN 13: 9780007224579
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; The seventh book in the classic eight volume graphic novel series retelling the story of Buddha, from the godfather of the genre. In book seven, in the kingdom of Magadha, young Prince Ajatasattu agonizes over the prophecy that claims he will one day murder his own father. Deciding that the predict. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780007224579_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.91
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Tezuka, Osamu
Published by Harper Collins
ISBN 10: 0007224575 ISBN 13: 9780007224579
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
TH Books
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins. Book Condition: New. Please note: We do not ship to PO Boxes, please provide us with your complete delivery address. Bookseller Inventory # VBDSUDMDG-5198

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.09
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Tezuka, Osamu
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0007224575 ISBN 13: 9780007224579
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Prince Ajatasattu: vol. 7, Osama Tezuka, The seventh book in the classic eight volume graphic novel series retelling the story of Buddha, from the godfather of the genre. In book seven, in the kingdom of Magadha, young Prince Ajatasattu agonizes over the prophecy that claims he will one day murder his own father. Deciding that the prediction is false, he believes that the Buddha is to blame and must pay for the rift it has caused between father and son. Meanwhile, the Buddha's closest disciple, Devadatta, is seduced by the political opportunities offered by the discord in Magadha, and urges his master to take full advantage of them. Originated in the 1970s, 'Buddha' is Osamu Tezuka's unparalleled rendition of the life and times of Prince Siddhartha. Tezuka's storytelling genius and consummate skill at visual expression blossom fully as he contextualizes the Buddha's ideas; with an emphasis on, action, emotion, humour and conflict as Prince Siddhartha runs away from home, travels across India and questions Hindu practices such as ascetic self-mutilation and caste oppression. Rather than recommend resignation and impassivity, Tezuka's Buddha predicates enlightenment upon recognising the interconnectedness of life, having compassion for the suffering, and ordering one's life sensibly, his approach is slightly irreverent in that it incorporates something that Western commentators often eschew, namely, humour. Bookseller Inventory # B9780007224579

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Tezuka, Osamu
Published by HarperCollins (2006)
ISBN 10: 0007224575 ISBN 13: 9780007224579
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Green Books
(Wicklow, Ireland)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New Book. Shipping: Once your order has been confirmed and payment received, your order will then be processed. The book will be located by our staff, packaged and despatched to you as quickly as possible. From time to time, items get mislaid en route. If your item fails to arrive, please contact us first. We will endeavour to trace the item for you and where necessary, replace or refund the item. Please do not leave negative feedback without contacting us first. All orders will be dispatched within two working days. If you have any quesions please contact us. Bookseller Inventory # V9780007224579

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.19
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book