The Raven

April 25, 1996|
The Raven by Gustave Dore
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In Gustave Dor , one of the most prolific and successful book illustrators of the late 19h century, Edgar Allan Poe's renowned poem The Raven found perhaps its most perfect artistic interpreter. Dor 's dreamlike, otherworldly style, tinged with melancholy, seems ideally matched to the bleak despair of Poe's celebrated work, among the most popular American poems ever written.
This volume reprints all 26 of Dor 's detailed, masterly engravings from a rare 19th-century edition of the poem. Relevant lines from the poem are printed on facing pages and the complete text is also included. Admirers of Dor will find ample evidence here of his characteristic ability to capture the mood and meaning of a work of literature in striking imagery; lovers of The Raven will delight in seeing its mournful musing on love and loss given dramatic pictorial form.
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There has never been any doubt about Poe's enormous literary significance, but, with regard to his ultimate artistic merit, there has been considerable disagreement. To some he is little more than a successful charlatan, whose literary performances are only a virtuoso's display of stunning, but finally shallow, effects. Others, however...
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Title:The Raven
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:64 pages, 12 X 9 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:64 pages, 12 X 9 X 0.68 in
Published:April 25, 1996
Publisher:Dover Publications
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780486290720

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