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Raven

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ISBN-10: 0486290727

ISBN-13: 9780486290720

Edition: 1996 (Reprint)

Authors: Edgar Allen Poe, Gustave Dor�

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All 27 of Doré’s detailed, masterly engravings from a rare 19th-century edition ofThe Raven,among the most popular American poems ever written. Dreamlike, otherworldly illustrations perfectly capture the bleak despair and mournful musings of Poe's poem. Apposite quotations from the poem are printed on facing pages; complete text is also included.
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Book details

List price: $10.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/25/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 9.25" wide x 12.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

There has never been any doubt about Poe's enormous literary significance, but, with regard to his ultimate artistic merit, there has been considerable disagreement. To some he is little more than a successful charlatan, whose literary performances are only a virtuoso's display of stunning, but finally shallow, effects. Others, however, are struck by Poe's profound probing of the human psyche, his philosophical sophistication, and his revolutionary attitude toward literary language. No doubt both sides of this argument are in part true in their assessments. Poe's work is very uneven, sometimes reaching great literary heights, at other times striking the honest reader as meaningless,…    

Paul Gustave Dor� (January 6, 1832 to January 23, 1883) was a French artist, engraver, illustrator and sculptor. Dor� worked primarily with wood engraving and steel engraving. In 1853, Dor� was asked to illustrate the works of Lord Byron. This commission was followed by additional work for British publishers, including a new illustrated English Bible. A decade later, he illustrated a French edition of Cervantes's Don Quixote, and his depictions of the knight and his squire, Sancho Panza, have become so famous that they have influenced subsequent readers, artists, and stage and film directors' ideas of the physical "look" of the two characters. He continued to illustrate books until…