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Poe Illustrated: Three Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Poe Illustrated: Three Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Current price: $17.95
Publication Date: November 15th, 2021
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Poe Illustrated, Three Stories by Edgar Allan Poe, presents three illustrated classic stories by Edgar Allan Poe: Thou Art the Man, Hop-Frog, and The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether. Master of the macabre, inventor of the detective story, and a sower of sly humor throughout all his works, Poe wrote absorbing short stories that remain hugely popular with readers the world over. The stories in this collection, featuring fifty pen & ink illustrations by Marc Johnson-Pencook, are lightly adapted to attract and entertain modern, middle-school readers. However, despite our focus on this younger set of readers, we never supposed these illustrated stories would appeal solely to early adolescents and young adults. Older adults through the ages have loved illustrated literature too, including stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Thus, our illustrated adaptation is designed to serve a broad range of today's readers-the older set as well as adolescent and young adult readers. All can now enjoy watching the leader of a posse of citizens discover clues to the murder of a gentleman in Thou Art the Man, see how a captive dwarf plans an ingenious escape in Hop-Frog, and tour along with a visitor to a progressive insane asylum inThe System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether. Then, after experiencing Poe Illustrated, all can agree that Marc's interpretations of scene and character do absolute justice to Poe. Yes, fate decided they would live in far different times, separated by many decades in the physical world. Yet Poe, artist of the word, and Johnson-Pencook, artist of imagery, click as if both existed today. Together they have created first-rate illustrated literature for the modern age