A wild ride through the night : suggested by twenty-one illustrations by Gustave Doré

Fantasy by Walter Moers


A Wild Ride Through the Night is a novel by the German Author/ Cartoonist Walter Moers. It was first published in German in 2001 and is the story of Gustave Doré, a young boy who goes on a death defying adventure to defy Death. The story is based on 12 engravings by Gustave Doré.
This book was actually written by Moers prior to his stories about Zamonia, but was not published in the UK until 2004 and the US until 2008. It was translated into English from German by John Brownjohn.
The story itself is not set in Zamonia, as most of Moers’ other novels are.
Illustrations used are taken from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", Orlando Furioso, "The Raven", Don Quixote, Legend of Croquemitane, Gargantua and Pantagruel, Paradise Lost, and the Bible.
Blind Guardian's song, from the album A Twist in the Myth, "This Will Never End", is based on this book.

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