The Raven: Tales And Poems by Edgar Allan PoeThe Raven: Tales And Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven: Tales And Poems

byEdgar Allan PoeEditorGuillermo Del Toro

Hardcover | October 1, 2013

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A new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro
 
Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre. Included here are some of del Toro’s favorites, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ray Russell’s short story “Sardonicus,” considered by Stephen King to be “perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal aficionados everywhere.

The Raven

The Raven: Tales and Poems is a landmark new anthology of Poe’s work, which defied convention, shocked readers, and confounded critics. This selection of Poe’s writings demonstrates the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. “The Fall of the House of Usher” describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In “The Tell Tale Heart,” a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Cask of Amontillado” explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate. The title narrative poem, maybe Poe’s most famous work, follows a man’s terrifying descent into madness after the loss of a lover.
EDGAR ALLAN POE was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston, the son of impoverished actors.  Orphaned when he was not yet three, Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan of Richmond, Virginia.  After a major falling-out with his foster father in 1827, Poe left Richmond for Boston, where he arranged for the publication of his first book ...
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Title:The Raven: Tales And PoemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.56 × 5.75 × 1.05 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143122363

ISBN - 13:9780143122364

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Eh I couldn't get into his stories at all the raven was good however
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Morbidly Entertaining Poe's works are totally unique and are always morbidly entertaining
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Underrated Such an outstanding author that is so underrated. His collection, though eerie and disturbing, is wonderful precisely because of those traits.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Brilliant I have loved Poe's unusually dark writing with his creative tales since I was probably too young for them, but I was always drawn to Poe. Amazing collection
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great collection from a great writer Poe is a literary genius. The design of this book is very appealing too, loved the dark pages.
Date published: 2017-05-04

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Praise for Penguin Horror Classics:

“The new Penguin Horror editions, selected by Guillermo del Toro, feature some of the best art-direction (by Paul Buckley) I've seen in a cover in quite some time.” – Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

"Each cover does a pretty spectacular job of evoking the mood of the title in bold, screenprint-style iconography." – Dan Solomon, Fast Company