Title: Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Publisher: Brentano's [nd 1923], New York, NY
Publication Date: 1923
Illustrator: Illustrated by Clarke, Harry
Good, slightly shaken, edge lightly rubbed; Eight tipped in color plates & many lovely full page, intricate b&w illustrations. Inked date & three black makers half title pg; Ltd to 2500 Copies; Black cloth; Thick 4to; No DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 22281
Synopsis: The titles in "Longman Fiction" are mainly new editions of the most popular titles in the "Longman Simplified English" series, including short stories, modern fiction and classics. They are designed to be suitable for students at upper intermediate level, including those preparing for the Cambridge First Certificate examinations. Each book has been re-edited to ensure ease of understanding and naturalness language and keeps within the 2000 word defining vocabulary of the "Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English". Any additional vocabulary used is explained in the glossary. All titles feature an introduction to the authors, the characters and themes of the text, giving students not only background information, but also help in literary appreciation. Additionally there is exercise material at the back of each book, including 50 questions on factual detail, conveniently grouped in chapters, with a further 20 more open-ended questions for written work or to stimulate discussion.
Review: Award-winning fantasy illustrator Gary Kelley writes, "I have selected three of Edgar Allan Poe's best short stories.... I chose 'The Fall of the House of Usher' for its classic Gothic images and its dark, melancholic central characters, including the house itself. 'The Black Cat' is ... appealing to me for its use of mystery and foreboding that takes us to a horrifying climax. 'The Cask of Amontillado' ... my personal favorite, [is] a simple narrative of revenge set in the contrasting worlds of carnival and catacomb." Click on the book's cover for a closer look, but the reproduction doesn't really do justice to the richness of color in Kelley's shadowy, atmospheric paintings. (The cat's eye is green, and its tongue is pink.) This gorgeous edition has 20 full- and double-page paintings, including a melancholy portrait of Poe; each page of text is surrounded by subtle decorative frames. The images of Roderick and Madeleine Usher are especially effective.
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