Capital & Ideology: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Based on the book by Thomas Piketty, the bestselling author of Capital in the 21st Century and Capital and Ideology

Capital & Ideology: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Based on the book by Thomas Piketty, the bestselling author of Capital in the 21st Century and Capital and Ideology

  • ISBN: 9781419777059
  • Publication Date: September 10, 2024

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Price: $22.99
Description

Author and illustrator Claire Alet and Benjamin Adam adapt renowned economist Thomas Piketty’s Capital and Ideology in an accessible and richly illustrated graphic novel format

More than just a faithful graphic novel adaptation of Thomas Piketty’s Capital and Ideology, Claire Alet and Benjamin Adam make the original work’s ideas more accessible through the addition of a family saga. Jules, the main character, is born at the end of the 19th century. He is a person of private means, a privileged figure representative of a profoundly unequal society obsessed with property. He, his family circle, and his descendants will experience the evolution of wealth and society. Eight generations of his family serve as a connecting thread running through the book, all the way up to Léa, a young woman today, who discovers the family secret at the root of their inheritance.

Praised by Piketty himself as a “magnificent adaptation” of his original book, this accessible graphic novel adaptation is perfect for anyone looking to understand the wealth gap and why society is the way it is today. Its friendly and approachable illustrations by cartoonist and children’s book author Benjamin Adam are easy to understand without diluting the subject matter. The material is adapted expertly by Claire Alet, a former journalist at Alternatives Economiques.