This 480-page omnibus contains the Edgar Allan Poe classics you know ("The Mystery in the Rue Morgue," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Pit and the Pendulum") and many you don't ("The Oblong Box," "The Imp of the Perverse," "Loss of Breath"). With its foreword by Neil Gaiman and its signature Harry Clark illustrations, Tales of Mystery and Imagination ranks as a top-shelf addition to Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions hardcoverand you can't beat the price!
Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)by Edgar Allan Poe, Harry Clarke
First published in 1919, Tales of Mystery and Imagination matched Edgar Allan Poe's best tales of horror and suspense with the expressive artwork of Harry Clarke. This beautifully designed volume reproduces more than thirty full-color and black-and-white illustrations that give substance to the terrifying imagery of "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and twenty-five other masterpieces of the macabre. As Neil Gaiman writes in his introduction, "Clarke's art perfectly captures the perversity, madness, and delight in horror that were the hallmarks of Poe's dark genius."
Tales of Mystery and Imagination is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in exquisitely designed bonded leather bindings, with distinctive gilt edging and an attractive silk-ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensible cornerstone for any home library.
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The leather binding is very nicely done and the Harry Clarke illustrations are fabulous. Unfortunately the cover artwork is not by Clark and does not really match his style and quality. The paper and printing quality are very nice, but the number of pages given in the description is wrong...this is not a 480 page omnibus of Poe's work, but only those tales that were originally published under the "Tales of Mystery" title. Overall, I love this book and highly recommend it, especially for the beautiful Harry Clark illustrations.
Overall good book.....Was a little disappointed that it didn't have the Raven...Was informed by the store that it did have it(was plastic wrapped so couldn't see what stories it actually had)... :-(
Love this beautiful book! My son, 14, was almost as excited for this book as he was his video games at Christmas! Awesome!