Edgar Allan Poe: Collected Stories and a Selection of his Best Loved Poems

Edgar Allan Poe: Collected Stories and a Selection of his Best Loved Poems

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by Edgar Allan Poe, Andrew Delbanco, Gérard Dubois
     
 

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Graphic Classics: Edgar Allan Poe is the first in a new series of books that present great literature in comics and heavily illustrated format by some of the best artists working today in the fields of comics, book illustration and fine arts. It includes comics adaptations of "The Raven" by J.B. Bonivert, "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Rick Geary, "The Conqueror Worm" by… See more details below

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Graphic Classics: Edgar Allan Poe is the first in a new series of books that present great literature in comics and heavily illustrated format by some of the best artists working today in the fields of comics, book illustration and fine arts. It includes comics adaptations of "The Raven" by J.B. Bonivert, "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Rick Geary, "The Conqueror Worm" by Gahan Wilson, and ten more illustrated stories and poems. Plus "New Murders in the Rue Morgue", a Poe "sequel" newly-illustrated by Mark A. Nelson. The introduction is by Joe R. Lansdale.

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School Library Journal
Adult/High School-A collection of adaptations of 13 of Poe's poems and short stories. Many favorites are included, such as "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Raven," and "The Fall of the House of Usher"; some less-well-known works also make an appearance. The short stories are usually either abridged or paraphrased; "Hop Frog" and "The Black Cat" stand as exceptions, presented in their entirety with a few smart illustrations occasionally breaking the text. While no adaptation will ever completely do justice to Poe's genius, his original words are handled carefully and with due respect. However, where this edition of Graphic Classics succeeds most brilliantly is in its renditions of Poe's poems, which remain untouched yet are sumptuously and often lavishly decorated. Of particular note is Rafael Nieves and Juan Gomez's "The Bells." From J. B. Bonivert's psychedelic interpretation of "The Raven" to John Coulthart's gothic plates in "The Haunted Palace," each retelling opens new and engaging perspectives into Poe's masterpieces. The potential that this book has to draw comics readers, reluctant or otherwise, into the world of classic literature is enough to make it a worthwhile purchase; the quality of the art and storytelling makes it a noteworthy addition to any collection.-J. M. Poole, East Rochester Public Library, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781402742330
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
Stories for Young People Series
Pages:
80

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