V for Vendetta

Written by Alan Moore

Art by David Lloyd

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V for Vendetta, written between 1982 and 1989 by Alan Moore, is one of the greatest graphic novels of all time.  The protagonist, known only as V, aims to overthrow a despotic ruling elite and to bring about an age of ordnung, that is, order without a state.


Set in the future of 1997 and 1998, V lives in a English dystopia.  England, at this point, is ruled by a criminal named Adam Susan.  Throughout the novel, V vanquishes a number of criminals, all of whom are henchmen of a criminal organisation calling itself  “the State.”

Unfortunately, the State is not a fictional entity.  It exists in real life, too.  There are, in fact, many of these criminal bands around the world, and chances are, at least one of them tells you on a regular basis how to live your life, and steals from you at its pleasure.  But V chooses to stand up against crime, and thus vanquishes such criminals as Lewis Prothero, Delia Surridge, Anthony Lilliman, Derek Almond, and others.

In 2006, the book was made into a best-selling movie.


Who was Guy Fawkes?

Is V a Terrorist?

Is V an Anarchist?

Will V Succeed?

The Diary of Dr. Delia Anne Surridge

The Autobiography of Valerie Susan Page

The Public Addresses of V

An Excerpt from Macbeth

Exerpts from The Faraway Tree

Excerpts from V for Vendetta

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