The Raven

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Visions in Poetry is an exciting and unique series of classic poems illustrated by outstanding contemporary artists in stunning hardcover editions. The fifth book in the series, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven," delves into the hidden horrors of the human psyche. Originally published in 1845, the poem is narrated by a melancholy scholar brooding over Lenore, a woman he loved who is now lost to him. One bleak December at midnight, a raven with fiery eyes visits the scholar and perches above his chamber door. ...
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The Raven

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Overview

Visions in Poetry is an exciting and unique series of classic poems illustrated by outstanding contemporary artists in stunning hardcover editions. The fifth book in the series, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven," delves into the hidden horrors of the human psyche. Originally published in 1845, the poem is narrated by a melancholy scholar brooding over Lenore, a woman he loved who is now lost to him. One bleak December at midnight, a raven with fiery eyes visits the scholar and perches above his chamber door. Struggling to understand the meaning of the word his winged visitant repeats -- "Nevermore!" -- the narrator descends by stages into madness. Illustrator Ryan Price's exquisitely grim illustrations suggest a background story shaped by the narrator's guilt, embodied in the terrifying figure of the raven. Price's drypoint technique, with its rich blacks and feathery lines, perfectly captures the nightmarish atmosphere of this unforgettable poem.
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Price's vision of The Raven not only haunts, but also brings Poe's work back to life. An ideal resource for teachers and students.

Price's illustrations make the viewer pause and consider the cracks in the narrator's mind, and they provide glimpses into the strange, violent story behind his torment.

(Price's pictures) do a great job of evoking the brooding guilt, terror, and love in Poe's famous poem ? lengthy appended notes will spark discussion on both the poem and the art.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770451339
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 7/24/2010
  • Pages: 22
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Poe wurde am 19.01.1809 in Boston als Sohn von Schauspielern geboren. Er verwaiste schon als Zweijähriger. 1826 begann er ein Studium an der University of Virginia. 1827 kam er zum Militärdienst, von dem er 1831 entlassen wurde. 1838 heiratete er seine Cousine Virgiania Clemm, die 1847 starb und ihn hilflos zurückließ. Poe lebte in bitterer Armut und starb am 07.10.1849 in Baltimore unter nicht geklärten Umständen.
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Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.'

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore -
Nameless here for evermore.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    It's not a book! Psychological and emotional torture for the narrator.

    Why are people calling this a book? It is one of the most famous of American poems. It is grim psychological study of the narrator's tortured state of mind. He has lost his wife and tries desperately to imagine that she will return from the dead. It is self-torrture because he knows in the deepest recess of his soul that she will not return (Nevermore). Many Biblical and mythical allusions that need to be researched and the overdone alliteration is a blsst to read over and over: uupon the pallid bust of Pallas. This was Poe's first commercisl success, if my literary history serves me correctly. And written in Phila.

    16 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Read this poem!

    I love this poem. I read it in class and it was very amuzing. It is about a man whose wife, Lenore, has died. While in his chamber (another word for bed) at night, he hears tapping at his door. This causes him to go a little crazy each time. Every time he opens his door, he sees nothing. Read the poem to find out the rest!
    I rate this poem 5 stars. It has an phenomanol word choice and flows very excellently.
    I hope this review is helpful! :~)

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Amazing

    If you enjoy scary classics this is the poem to read.

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Ugh!

    Please don't bother. It is badly formatted. The poem itself is great, it is just this particular version that sucks. Google "edgar allen poe the raven" and you will find a better version. 0 stars!

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Highly recommended!!!

    Classic Poe work. Great read!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Wow

    :) :) :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Great.

    This is my all time favorite poem, it is a greay attention grabber I can read this poem a million times and still not get tired o it and keep rereading it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    :)

    I love this poem! I highly recommend getting this and if you are not familiar with Edgar Allan Poe, I recommend reading his other poems and short stories as well. :D

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    This book is super scary lolz

    I heart this but it is scary

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Love it

    My 8th grade class read this and it was quite suspenceful. I wanted to get it and found for free here. It also is quoted in Thriller by Michal Jackson. I really like Poe's work.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

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    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    ;) ;/) :(

    So r ry ma lfunct io ns wi th m y no ok so he re is whati th ink uh it sucks

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    True review

    I am a huge fan of classic book from Mr.Poe..and this one -i have to say- is the best one out of all of the books i read...it just catches my eye how poetic this book is...he can fluently rhyme too!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Love This

    I absolutely love this poem. The plot is fasinating, with the narrator begging a raven that keeps it's perch above his chamber door to let him forget his beloved Lenore, and just pleading the raven to leave. I especially liked that, at the last line of each stanza, was a short line, each with the same amount of syllables, that ended with the syllable "more." And you can't forget to mention, the ryming was FLAWLESS. I reccoment this to anyone in search of something slightly dismal to read, but be warned: Even I had to read tthis twice to make all the syallables come together as verses.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Bla bla bla bla

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    Bla gj

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Love it

    I read it to my english class and they loved it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

    Fiun

    Gpood to read to kids

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

    This book is kind of wierd. He talks about a raven just hanging

    This book is kind of wierd. He talks about a raven just hanging out on the door of his chamber just staring at him through the doorway. It's kind of scary just having a bird named Nevermore chilling on your door until you come out.

    1 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    The raven

    Doing edgar allen poe in my daughters LA class, also read the tell-tale heart, cask of amontiago and pit and a pendulm!!!
    Love it such a good read!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2011

    Great

    This is a well written story of love.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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