– introduction by Jonathan Franzen – The latest volume in this amazing series is now in stock! What can we say? This is the Golden Age of Peanuts where every strip is a mini-masterpiece; it simply doesn't get any better than this. You'll want to take your time and savor every single strip in this volume. As Jonathan Franzen astutely points out in his excellent introduction -- the best in the series so far -- this volume covers the period where Snoopy really starts to come into his own. (If you haven't already, we urge you to read Franzen's excellent piece on Peanuts that appeared in The New Yorker.) As with all previous volumes in this series, the reproduction quality of each individual strip is excellent as is the overall production of the book itself. A treasure! Buy it. Read it. Enjoy it. And receive the security of knowing that the soothing balm of Charles Schulz's Peanuts will always be there resting on your bookshelf whenever you need it.