Spiral into a dimly lit world, down streets lined with madmen and their black deeds, through the cold twists of the catacombs, and into rooms where secrets dwell. From the tortured mind of Edgar Allan Poe, these three tales, "The Black Cat," "The Fall of the House of Usher," and "The Cask of Amontillado," speak to the hidden places inside us all.
Capturing the mist and shadows rising from the stories are illustrations by prominent artist Gary Kelley. Angular and dark, his work heightens the Gothic terror that is Poe's trademark and creates windows into Poe's world.
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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.From the Publisher:
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Descripción Harcourt Brace/Creative Editions, NY, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. Kelley, Gary Ilustrador. 1st Edition. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing) in a like dust jacket. Fabulous illustrations by Gary Kelley. Nº de ref. de la librería 042882
Descripción Creative Editions, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110151002347
Descripción Creative Editions. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0151002347 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0966463