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by Edgar Allan Poe,Gahan Wilson

"The Raven," "Annabel Lee," "Eldorado," "The Sleeper," "The Haunted Palace," "The Conqueror Worm," "The City in the Sea." These are some of the world's most fascinating, best-loved poems. Edgar Allan Poe's verses ― masterpieces of mystery, horror, melancholy, and haunting melody ― grip the imagination and fuel the emotions. World-famous cartoonist Gahan Wilson brings the perfect, surreal touch to Poe's elegantly dark poems.
Download Classics Illustrated #4: The Raven & Other Poems (Classics Illustrated Graphic Novels) epub
ISBN: 1597071404
ISBN13: 978-1597071406
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Edgar Allan Poe,Gahan Wilson
Language: English
Publisher: NBM/Papercutz (April 7, 2009)
Pages: 56 pages
ePUB size: 1640 kb
FB2 size: 1174 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 598
Other Formats: lrf lrf lit mobi

I have always loved the old traditional poets more than the so-called modern garbage free verse poets who seem to be popular today. Many of the modern day poets create meaningless incoherent poems which often read like the ranting's of a lunatic.

Edgar Allan Poe is what most people would classify as a dark mood poet. Since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays I have always enjoyed Poe's poems. His poem (The Raven) is an example of his particular poetic style. What makes these "Classics Illustrated" hardcover books so unique is that they are organized with color illustrations to make them more interesting to read. Even though these Classics Illustrated volumes may have been designed with younger readers in mind; nevertheless, they can also be enjoyed by older adults.

This book (The Raven and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated by Gahan Wilson) has the following poems: The Raven, the most well-known Poe poem, Annabel Lee, which is also one of my favorite poems, Lines on Ale, The City in the sea, The Sleeper, Eldorado, The Haunted Palace and The conqueror worm. At the end of this volume they recommend that you read the original books on Edgar Allan Poe.

In conclusion, this is a book that will be of interest to anyone who enjoys reading the poems of Edgar Allan Poe.

Rating: 4 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Haiku Moments: How to read, write and enjoy haiku)
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Bought this as a Christmas gift for my 8 year old cousin. She has been wanting to read Edgar Allan Poe for a year now and her mom was sure about her starting it and such a young age. I found this and new she had to have it, and she loved. Complete success!
great illustrations for the work of the master! a very welcome addition to my EA Poe collection. fits right in
What can you say about Poe? The illustrations for young children and are really nice and work well with some of Poe's most famous poems.
I love Poe's stories and I love three of his poems: The Raven, Annabel Lee and The Bells. I kind of like Eldorado. I was disappointed to find that The Bells was not included in this poetry collection, but not surprised as it was omitted from the last graphic compilation I read too. I wonder why it's not as popular as I'd like? Hmmmm. The poems here are Poe's original text. They are written in a slightly larger than normal font, with double spaced lines and the type is bolded making it feel more accessible to younger readers. Also many pages have only one or two stanzas so as not to overwhelm with pages of full text. I've always loved Gahan's illustrations ever since I came across a wonderful book when I was very young called "Harry and the Sea Serpent". I was more than pleased with his combination of creepy but cartoony illustrations. The selection of poems was less pleasing; other than the first three listed below that I knew (mentioned above) i hadn't read (or more likely did but don't remember) any of the others and they didn't do anything for me. Included are:

The Raven
Annabel Lee
Lines on Ale
The City in the Sea
The Sleeper
The Haunted Palace
The Conqueror Worm (ok, I know this, but don't like it)
You'd have to be at least in your mid-40s or so to remember Classics Illustrated comics. Started in 1941, Classics Illustrated took some of the great novels of literature and adapted them into a format that was more digestible for kids, namely comic books. The series continued until 1971 and in the years following, various publishers have brought the line back to life, the latest being Papercutz who is reprinting some of the earlier titles as well as doing new adaptations.

The Raven features nine adaptations of poems written by the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe and illustrated by the similarly ghastly cartoonist, Gahan Wilson. The title story leads off the book which also includes "The City in the Sea", The Haunted Palace", and the Conqueror Worm". This match of Poe and Wilson was made in Heaven. Wilson's illustrations are just bizarre and innocent enough to appeal to kids while not dulling the edge of Poe's words. I would think the book would be perfect for kids aged maybe 8 - 12 or so. It's a great medium to keep the works of Poe alive!
This is a great book to introduce young people to Poe. This 48-page graphic novel format gives you just enough. Super job with cross-hatching.


The Raven
Annabel Lee
Lines on Ale
The City in the Sea
The SLeeper
The Haunted Palace
The Conqueror Worm