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Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness

Poe, Edgar Allan (Book - 2004)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness
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A sweet little cat drives a man to insanity and murder.... The grim death known as the plague roams a masquerade ball dressed in red.... A dwarf seeks his final revenge on his captors.... A sister calls to her beloved twin from beyond the grave.... Prepare yourself. You are about to enter a world where you will be shocked, terrified, and, though you'll be too scared to admit it at first, secretly thrilled. Here are four tales -- The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, Hop-Frog, and The Fall of the House of Usher -- by the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. The original tales have been ever so slightly dismembered -- but, of course, Poe understood dismemberment very well. And he would shriek in ghoulish delight at Gris Grimly's gruesomely delectable illustrations that adorn every page. So prepare yourself. And keep the lights on.
Authors: Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849
Title: Edgar Allan Poe's tales of mystery and madness
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2004
Characteristics: 135 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: illustrated by Gris Grimley
Contents: The black cat
The masque of the red death
The fall of the house of Usher
Additional Contributors: Grimly, Gris Illustrator
ISBN: 0689848374
Branch Call Number: j POE
Subject Headings: Short stories Juvenile fiction Horror tales Children's stories, American Horror tales, American
Topical Term: Short stories
Horror tales
Children's stories, American
Horror tales, American
LCCN: 2003010565
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I chose this edition of Poe because I'm a big fan of Gris Grimly's art. If you like this one, try his illustrations for 'Pinocchio,''Frankenstein,' and 'Sleepy Hollow.' A great pairing with the timeless tales of Poe.

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Jun 27, 2012
  • Sidewinder88 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Had all my favorite Poe stories. The illustrations were awesome, fit well with the grim atmosphere of the stories.

Sep 27, 2010
  • miss_b rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great introduction to Poe. I was so excited to share this book with my children, and next to Dave McKean, Gris Grimly has to be one of my favourite illustrators.

illustrations by gis grimly are priceless, and the stories are totally grisly and grim -not for the feint of heart -


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