The Raven by Gustave Doré & Edgar Allan Poe

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All 27 of Doré's detailed, masterly engravings from a rare 19th-century edition of The Raven, among the most popular American poems ever written. Dreamlike, otherworldly illustrations perfectly capture the bleak despair and mournful musings of Poe's poem. Apposite quotations from the poem are printed on facing pages; complete text is also included.

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Paul Gustave Doré (January 6, 1832 to January 23, 1883) was a French artist, engraver, illustrator and sculptor. Doré worked primarily with wood engraving and steel engraving. In 1853, Doré was asked to illustrate the works of Lord Byron. This commission was followed by additional work for British publishers, including a new illustrated English Bible. A decade later, he illustrated a French edition of Cervantes's Don Quixote, and his depictions of the knight and his squire, Sancho Panza, have become so famous that they have influenced subsequent readers, artists, and stage and film directors' ideas of the physical "look" of the two characters. He continued to illustrate books until his death in Paris following a short illness. The city's Père Lachaise Cemetery contains his grave.
Published September 12, 2011 by Dover Publications. 64 pages
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John Cusack plays Edgar Allan Poe in a modern, Sherlock Holmes-like take on classic material. 

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The Bookbag

The style – twenty words a page, the clear dedication to the craft of illustration – befits a picture book for the young, but how many of them will care for the balms of Gilead or in fact any of the themes of the poem?.

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Time Out New York

The humour of Richard Matheson's well- calculated send-up of Poe's gruesome The Black Cat - as the middle story in Corman 's Tales of Terror - went down so well that Matheson here used Poe's poem The Raven as the basis for a full-length parody.

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Time Out New York

Take a dash of ‘Theatre of Blood’, a splash of ‘Seven’ and a fistful of ‘From Hell’, give it a good shake, drain out all the juice and you’ve got ‘The Raven’ a bizarre, deeply unsatisfying fictionalised account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe.

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