Edgar Allan Poe: Graphic Classics Volume 1
Eureka Productions, 2006 (2006)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
his is a revised edition (including over forty pages of new material) of the first volume in a graphic novel classics series, that '
presents the works of great authors in comics adaptations
'. This third edition of the series debut presents the works of
Edgar Allan Poe
, and the cover does an excellent job of portraying the mix of mystery and horror in his work. Brief bios of Edgar Allan Poe and of all the illustrators are included at the back.
oe tales presented here include:
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Premature Burial
Spirits of the Dead
The Imp of the Perverse
The Masque of the Red Death
Never Bet the Devil Your Head
The Cask of Amontillado
The Fall of the House of Usher
. The black and white illustrations vary greatly in style - though most enhanced the texts, I found that a couple distracted from the story.
enjoyed revisiting Poe's spooky tales (some of which were new to me) and poetry, especially his celebrated
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor / Shall be lifted - nevermore!
'). Other volumes in the series include illustrated works of
Arthur Conan Doyle
H. G. Wells
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