book cover of The Complete Peanuts 1957-1958

The Complete Peanuts 1957-1958

(2005)
(The fourth book in the Complete Peanuts series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Peanuts definitively enters its golden age. Linus becomes more eloquent, and more neurotic; Charlie Brown cascades further down the hill to loserdom; but the rising star is master mimic and blanket thief Snoopy.As the 1950s close down, Peanuts definitively enters its golden age. Linus, who had just learned to speak in the previous volume, becomes downright eloquent and even begins to fend off Lucy's bullying; even so, his security neurosis becomes more pronounced, including a harrowing two-week "Lost Weekend" sequence of blanketlessness. Charlie Brown cascades further down the hill to loserdom, with spectacularly lost kites, humiliating baseball losses (including one where he becomes "the Goat" and is driven from the field in a chorus of BAAAAHs); at least his newly acquired "pencil pal" affords him some comfort. Pig-Pen, Shermy, Violet, and Patty are also around, as is an increasingly Beethoven-fixated Schroeder. But the rising star is undoubtedly Snoopy. He's at the center of the most graphically dynamic and action-packed episodes (the ones in which he attempts to grab Linus's blanket at a dead run). He even tentatively tries to sleep on the crest of his doghouse roof once or twice, with mixed results. And his imitations continue apace, including penguins, anteaters, sea monsters, vultures and (much to her chagrin) Lucy. No wonder the beagle is the cover star of this volume. 730 b/w comic strips



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Hardback Editions

February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Complete Peanuts 1957-1958: Vol. 4 Hardcover Edition (Vol. 4) (The Complete Peanuts)
Author(s): Charles M Schulz
ISBN: 1-56097-670-5 / 978-1-56097-670-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
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October 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Complete Peanuts 1957-1958: Volume 4
Author(s): Charles M Schulz
ISBN: 1-84767-076-8 / 978-1-84767-076-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Complete Peanuts 1957-1958: Vol. 4 Paperback Edition (Vol. 4) (The Complete Peanuts)
Author(s): Charles M Schulz
ISBN: 1-60699-870-6 / 978-1-60699-870-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2005 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Complete Peanuts Vol. 4: 1957-1958
Author(s): Charles Schulz
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Availability: Amazon