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Annabel Lee: Poéme by Edgar Allan Poe, Gilles Tibo

Edgar Allan Poe’s dream poem is as close to music as words can ever come. First published on October 9, 1849 – two days after Poe’s death – this haunting, lyric poem is thought to have been written in memory of Poe’s young wife, Virginia, who died in 1847. Gilles Tibo has set the poem in his native Quebec, where the narrator and his childhood love Annabel Lee discover the beauty of the rugged, wind-swept Gaspé Peninsula. But when Annabel Lee dies and is borne away as mysteriously as she had come, the dream goes on, refreshed each time that the moon beams and the stars shine down upon the great rock of Percé that becomes her sepulcher.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887762031
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 09/28/1987
Edition description: French Language Edition
Pages: 24
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Gilles Tibo is one of Quebec’s most talented and prolific artists. Self-taught, he began drawing in childhood and by the age of seventeen was already finding publishers for his work. He is the recipient of many awards including the Governor General’s Literary Award for Best Illustration in Canada and the Owl Prize in Japan. The International Board on Books for Young People has named Gilles Tibo Canada’s candidate for the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration for 1998, an award that recognizes an artist’s body of work.

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