Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Edgar Allan Poe

Published by Buccaneer Books
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Synopsis: What ho !vrh tho! this fellow is dancing mad !H ehath been bitten by the Tarantula. All in theW rong, Many years ago I contracted an intimacy with aM r; William Legraiid. He was of an ancient Huguenot family and had once been wealthy; but a series of misfortunes had reduced him to want. To avoid the mortification consequent upon his disasters he left New Orleans the city of his forefathers, and took up his residence atS ullivan sI sland, near Charleston, South Carolina. This island is a very singular one. It consists of little else than the sea sand, and is about three miles long. I ts breadth at no point exceeds a quarter of a mile. It is separated from the main land by a scarcely perceptible creek, oozing its way through a wilderness of reeds and slime, a favourite resort of the marsh-hen. The vegetation, as might be supposed, is scant, or at least dwarfish. No trees of any magnitude are to be seen.
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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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Title: Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: GOOD

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