Steampunk: Poe

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If you combined clockwork gears, parasols, and air balloons with Edgar Allan Poe, what would you get? Steampunk: Poe! This is the first collection ever of Poe stories illustrated with the influence of steampunk. Running Press Teens has selected some of the most popular, thrilling, and memorable stories and poems by the classic 19th century American writer whose literary talent continues to open the mind to countless interpretations.

Every Poe story and poems is fully ...

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Overview


If you combined clockwork gears, parasols, and air balloons with Edgar Allan Poe, what would you get? Steampunk: Poe! This is the first collection ever of Poe stories illustrated with the influence of steampunk. Running Press Teens has selected some of the most popular, thrilling, and memorable stories and poems by the classic 19th century American writer whose literary talent continues to open the mind to countless interpretations.

Every Poe story and poems is fully illustrated with steampunk-inspired art—from 1920s aviation gear to elaborate musical instruments—creating a fresh perspective on his work containing bizarre characters of madmen and mystery. Just in time for Halloween, Steampunk: Poe is the perfect classic horror choice with a haunting steampunk twist!

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James Floyd Kelly, Wired
“If you’ve read little to nothing of Edgar Allan Poe, this hardback collection is a nice introduction to a good mix of his styles (comedy, horror, detective). And the text has not been edited — you’ll find Poe’s typical style of writing that often involves sentences that can run into almost complete paragraph-length descriptions…My steampunk library grows constantly, and while there are many books on my shelf that I’ve enjoyed over the years, only a small number exist that I’ll reach for in years to come for a re-read. Steampunk Poe is one of those.”

Teen Librarian's Toolbox
"The marriage of Poe and steampunk is genius; if ever there was a writer that fit right in with the steampunk genre it would be Poe… 4 Stars"

Montreal Gazette
“Basic and Sumberac find details that inspire atmospheric steampunk images…lavishly coloured and stylized…”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762441921
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 279,617
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Zdenko Basic is the illustrator of many books for children including Seven Sorcerers, The Dream Dealer, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He is the director of the critically acclaimed short film Guliver, and works as a costume and set designer for the Merlin Theater. He was the recipient of the 2008 Grigor Vitez award for Best Illustration in Children’s Books and also the 2009 Croation Association of Artists of Applied Arts award for Best Young Artist.

Manuel Sumberac has often worked in conjunction with Zdenko Basic to create works of art, including the short film Guliver. He has co-illustrated a number of children’s cover illustrations for books including 13 Curses and Hidden Kingdom. He recently served as the sole director and producer of the short film Escargot. He attends school in Zagreb, Croatia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    BRILLIANT!

    Amazing steampunk artwork paired an excellent selection of Poe writings. All of my favorite stories and poems have been included in this beautiful edition.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Delightful. All of Poe's brilliance, and the delicacy of steampunk packaged into one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Should I get it?

    It loks fantastic, but I want to learn more about it before I make a purchase.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Though the artwork was the big draw for me, I'm not sure ho

    Though the artwork was the big draw for me, I'm not sure how the tall Cat-in-the-Hat-type chapeau fits in with Poe and/or steampunk. And "The Spectacles" and "The Balloon Hoax" seem to have been selected merely for their steampunk possibilities, as I consider them poor Poe.
    I was also disappointed in the illustrations for "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" because four of the five were virtually identical (people seated around a dining table; surely two would have been sufficient).
    And I was surprised at "Murders in the Rue Morgue," which In hadn't re-read in years, and seemed deserving of Holmes' derisive comments in "A Study in Scarlet." I'd have preferred "The Purloined Letter," particularly as "Murders" didn't particularly lend itself to steampunk imagery.
    But I was pleased with the prose and illustrations for "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Fall of the House of Usher" and all the poems. The book also looks and feels good; it has a nice heft and size. So while I found it a mixed bag, I'm glad I bought it, and am looking forward to future "Steampunk" books from Zdenko Basic and Manuel Sumberac.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Amazing!

    This was amazing, please read. I recommend it.

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    Posted December 12, 2011

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