Item description for Poe: Illustrated Tales of Mystery And Imagination by Robert Klanten & Hendrik Hellige...
Edgar Allan Poe, widely recognized as one of the greatest American writers of short stories and poems and acknowledged as the inventor of detective stories, greatly influenced the modern thriller. A master in creating characters and plots that send shivers down your spine, his dark, gothic, and horrifying tales and poems of mystery and imagination now come to life in this book, featuring artworks by eminent international designers.
POE contains nine short stories, including his celebrated masterpieces, "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Masque of the Red Death" and "The Black Cat" as well as poems including "The Bell" and "The Raven", certainly Poe's best known work and arguable the most popular poem ever written. Poe's works are complimented by elaborate illustrations by contemporary designers such as Usugrow, Casaramona, Jen Ray, Brian Ewing and others.
This lavishly illustrated hardcover volume is sure to enthrall Poe's most rabid fans and arouse the interest of those who are reading Poe for the first time.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 7.75" Height: 9.75" Weight: 2.02 lbs.
Release Date Dec 30, 2006
ISBN 3899551591 ISBN13 9783899551594
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diverse, imaginative illustrations of tales of Poe Jan 3, 2007
Thirteen artists from countries ranging from France to Japan illustrate as many Poe short stories. Among the stories The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of Red Death, and other Poe classics of the macabre and supernatural are styles in the vein of computer art, graphics, wood blocks, fantasy, and comics and illustrated book art seen throughout popular culture as well as creative and commercial art. Intended as a showcase for the 13 artists as well as a contemporarily illustrated edition of Poe stories, at the back of the book are email and website contacts for each artist.