Classics Reimagined, Edgar Allan Poe

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Classics Reimagined, Edgar Allan Poe
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Format: Trade Paperback , 208 Pages
ISBN: 9781631593703
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Renowned artist David Plunkert takes readers on a dark journey into the gothic stories of Edgar Allan Poe. These stories take on a whole new meaning when accompanied by Plunkert's mystical, and sometimes haunting interpretations. With this edition of the Classics Reimagined series, you'll find these densely written classics boring... nevermore.

The Classics Reimagined series is a library of stunning collector's editions of unabridged classic novels illustrated by contemporary artists from around the world. Each artist offers his or her own unique, visual, interpretation of the most well-loved, widely read, and avidly collected literature from renowned authors.

The author

EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849) is one of America's greatest and best-loved writers. Known as the father of the detective story, Poe is perhaps most famous for his short stories--particularly his shrewd mysteries and chilling, often grotesque tales of horror--he was also an extremely accomplished poet and a tough literary critic.Poe's life was not far removed from the drama of his fiction. Orphaned at a young age, he was raised by a foster family. As a young man, he developed problems with gambling, debts, and alcohol, and was even dismissed from the army. His love life was marked by tragedy and heartbreak. Despite these difficulties, Poe produced many works now considered essential to the American literary canon.

David Plunkert is the principal and primary illustrator at Spur Design in Baltimore, Maryland. The firm designs posters, covers, logos, brochures and websites for publishers and corporations. His illustrations have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and LA Weekly, among many others. His steampunkish illustration and collage style give his characters a spooky, surrealistic quality that are fitting for Poe. www.davidplunkert.com

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Specs

Format: Trade Paperback , 208 Pages
ISBN: 9781631593703
Illustrations: 100 color illustrations
Size: 6.18 in x 7.425 in / 156.97 mm x 188.6 mm
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