Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

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On the 150th anniversary of artist Arthur Rackham's birth, a gorgeous hardcover--the only one in print--of his delightfully spooky illustrated edition of the tales of Poe. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY CHILDREN'S CLASSICS.

Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the golden age of British book illustration, known for his richly imagined fantasy illustrations of fairy tales and other children's books. Known as "The Dean of Fairyland," he developed what has been described as a fusion of Nordic style with Japanese woodblock traditions. His illustrated Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1935, contains a selection of twenty-five of Poe's best stories, including "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Gold-Bug," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Pit and the Pendulum." Our beautiful Children's Classics hardcover edition, with Rackham's inventive full-color and black-and-white illustrations, makes an irresistible gift for fans of all ages.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
ISBN: 9781101907979
Branch Call Number: J FIC Poe
Characteristics: 398 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rackham, Arthur 1867-1939,- Illustrator

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SB2000 May 04, 2011

A "must read"! Especially read the Gold Bug and the three stories featuring C. Auguste Dupin, where Poe invents the "detective" genre in literature (later developed by Conan Doyle in the person of Sherlock Holmes). Then there is a feast of the macabre and the ghoulish from one of America's best authors.

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