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Poe: Stories and Poems

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Poe: Stories and Poems
Written by Gareth Hinds
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ISBN-13: 9780763681128
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Poe: Stories and Poems
A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds

author/illustrator: Gareth Hinds

It is true that I am nervous. But why will you say that I am mad?

In “The Cask of Amontillado,” a man exacts revenge on a disloyal friend at carnival, luring him into catacombs below the city. In “The Masque of the Red Death,” a prince shielding himself from plague hosts a doomed party inside his abbey stronghold. A prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, faced with a swinging blade and swarming rats, can’t see his tormentors in “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and in “The Tell-Tale Heart,” a milky eye and a deafening heartbeat reveal the effects of conscience and creeping madness. Alongside these tales are visual interpretations of three poems — “The Raven,” “The Bells,” and Poe’s poignant elegy to lost love, “Annabel Lee.” The seven concise graphic narratives, keyed to thematic icons, amplify and honor the timeless legacy of a master of gothic horror.

In a thrilling adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works, acclaimed artist-adapter Gareth Hinds translates Poe's dark genius into graphic-novel format.
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0763681121 /  9780763681128
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Graphic Novel / Hardback
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
120 / 6 11/16" x 10 7/16"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
Comics & Graphic Novels; Horror; Short Stories, Collections & Anthologies;
author’s comments:
Gareth Hinds is the acclaimed creator of the graphic novels Macbeth, The Odyssey, Beowulf, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, and King Lear. Gareth Hinds lives near Washington, D.C.
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