Library Hours
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Naper Blvd. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Limit search to available items
Results Page:  Previous Next
Author Ollmann, Joe, 1966- author, illustrator.

Title The abominable Mr. Seabrook / Joe Ollmann.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. [Montreal, Quebec] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction Graphic Novels  070.92 SEA    AVAILABLE
QR Code
Description 296 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "In the early twentieth century, travel writing represented the desire for the expanding bourgeoisie to experience the exotic cultures of the world past their immediate surroundings. Journalist William Buehler Seabrook was emblematic of this trend--participating in voodoo ceremonies, riding camels cross the Sahara desert, communing with cannibals and most notably, popularizing the term "zombie" in the West. A string of his bestselling books show an engaged, sympathetic gentleman hoping to share these strange, hidden delights with the rest of the world. He was willing to go deeper than any outsider had before. But, of course, there was a dark side. Seabrook was a barely functioning alcoholic who was deeply obsessed with bondage and the so-called mystical properties of pain and degradation. His life was a series of traveling highs and drunken lows; climbing on and falling off the wagon again and again."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Seabrook, William, 1884-1945 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Alcoholics -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre Biographical comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Added Title Abominable Mister Seabrook
ISBN 9781770462670 (pbk.)
1770462678 (pbk.)
Patron reviews: add a review
Click for more information
No one has rated this material

You can...
- Find similar reads
- Add a review
- Sign-up for Newsletter
- Suggest a purchase
- Can't find what you want?
More Information