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Edgar Allan Poe's tales of mystery and madness

by Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Young Adult Fiction YA F POE
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA F POE
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction Poe
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  Poe
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F POE
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA F POE
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC POE
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  J FIC POE
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j POE
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  j POE
 
 
Summary
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.
Contents
Black cat
Masque of the red death
Hop-frog
Fall of the house of Usher.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 7-12. Archetypal horror writer Poe has received a variety of graphically enhanced treatments in recent years, including a volume in Eureka Productions' Rosebud Graphic Classics series (2001) and Jonathan Scott Fuqua's In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe (DC Comics, 2002). This exceptionally well-produced collection of four tales will, perhaps, reach a wider audience. The gently abridged retellings are in Poe's original language, and Grimly's wonderfully ghastly, full-color spot and full-page art splendidly depicts the mayhem that leads to murder in The Black Cat, the partying in the The Masque of the Red Death, the vicious genius of Hop-Frog, and the dual connotations of The Fall of the House of Usher. In addition to varied sizes and presentation of images, Grimly uses different typefaces to set off aspects of the narratives, which flow across the pages in the traditional manner rather than appearing in comics-style panels. With high-production values and gothic sensibilities thoroughly reflected in both text and art, this is an essential purchase for libraries. Adults can use it to lead young people to some great literature; readers will pluck it off the shelves themselves for creepy, entertaining fun. --Francisca Goldsmith Copyright 2004 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Gris Grimly applies his wicked pen to four of Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness: "The Black Cat," "The Masque of the Red Death," "Hop-Frog" and "The Fall of the House of Usher." The morbid and fearsome text makes an ideal match for Grimly's gothic aesthetic. His artwork runs the gamut from a comic book-like progression of the search for the black cat to a medical textbook-style visual analysis of Roderick Usher. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Horror tales, American.
Children's stories, American.
Horror stories.
Short stories.
Publisher New York :Atheneum Books for Young Readers,2004
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Works.
Contributors Grimly, Gris.
Language English
Description 135 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780689848377
0689848374
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