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7 di 7 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Beautiful book, amazing illustrations by Harry Clarke 8 febbraio 2012
Di RoseRed - Pubblicato su
Formato: Copertina rigida Acquisto verificato
I bought this specifically for the illustrations by Harry Clarke. The pictures are flat out amazing,
the detail is equally astonishing. This is a big hardback book, and the paper is very high quality,
but I am concerned that the binding is glued instead of sewn. I don't know enough about publishing/binding
to know if there are any book bindings that are sewn anymore even, but I anticipate having to get this
book reglued at some point because it's so big (this is based on experiences with other big books with glue
based binding). This is only a minor concern though; overall, this is a great price for such a gorgeous book.
The illustrations enhance and amplify Poe's stories in a perfect marriage of text and picture. I usually
don't want illustrations with my books (I want the image left up to me) but this is a lovely, lovely exception.
One last note: this was a present that I ordered eight days early and it took two weeks to arrive. I don't
know if the blame lies with the seller or the delivery system, but it obviously didn't arrive in time for the birthday.
It seems to me that Amazon isn't nearly as fast as they used to be, shipping wise. One of the main reasons I love Amazon
is for the free super saver shipping, but I'm going to check other sources first if I continue to receive items past reasonable
delivery dates.
27 di 27 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Tales of Mystery and Imagination - E A Poe, Calla Edition 16 dicembre 2008
Di Charles Stembridge - Pubblicato su
Formato: Copertina rigida Acquisto verificato
I have been keeping an eye out for this book since I first saw it in my High School Library in the early '60s. What was memorable were the surreal illustrations, and were the best effort I had ever seen in capturing the mood of Poe's stories. This book is a very fine production. It is a black cloth hardback, and the pages are oversized and heavy bond paper slightly yellow off-white color. Most of the illustrations are black and white pen & ink, with a few in color. All of the illustrations are single page, that is the other side of the page is blank; a mark of high quality. This is the definate 'Must Have' edition for anyone interested in Poe's works. I would also rate this book as a 'Best Buy', given the price to quality ratio.

Bibliographical Note (Quote)
'Tales of Mystery and Imagination', first published by Calla Editions in 2008, is an unabridged republication of the edition originally published by Tudor Publishing Co., New York, in 1933.

From the Publisher (Quote)
The works of Edgar Allan Poe, in the rarefied company of Thoreau, Hawthorne, Twain, and Melville, represent the full flowering of American literature in the nineteenth century. By itself, this edition would be an outstanding collection of 29 tales of mystery, suspense, and the macabre; but what sets this volume apart are the magnificent illustrations of Harry Clarke. Many artists have attempted to illustrate Poe, though it is no easy feat to match graphically the powerful effect of Poe's words on the reader. Harry Clarke's ambitious attempt is widely regarded as a resounding triumph. While his color-plate work here is excellent, it is Clarke's fine-line full-page Pen & ink drawings that superbly bring to life the intense phychological dramas so central to Poe's storytelling. These richly atmospheric and densely textured creations make this the definitive illustrated edition of an undisputed giant of the American literary canon.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Exquisite illustrations to accompany the master of horror's greatest works 14 dicembre 2016
Di katphoti - Pubblicato su
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I already have a book of the complete works of Edgar Allan Poe, but I bought this book solely for the illustrations. Edgar Allan Poe is one of my very favorite authors and his work will always haunt and frighten me. True horror comes from allowing yourself to be fully immersed in the story and understand the true nature of what the author is trying to convey. These illustrations by Harry Clarke are quite probably the best depictions of the terrors as Poe put them on the page. While we can all make our own images in our minds, Clarke's interpretations give us more to explore and consider concerning Poe's psyche. Poe will always be a master of horror and suspense that will keep us frightened for centuries to come.

Please note, I only state there is some sexual content in that there is some implied sexuality in some of the stories, but nothing explicit.
5.0 su 5 stelle Nice to read and to look at 6 aprile 2017
Di Alexander Halavais - Pubblicato su
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Kid was interested in the anthology at Costco. This one is slightly more expensive, but much, much nicer. I expect it will at one point end up in the hands of grandkids. Illustrations are great, the text is slightly larger print (if you want/need that), and it's a beautifully bound book. Also--it seems the anthology at Costco has errors in the text, which is not good.
5.0 su 5 stelle Harry Clarke's illustrations are plentiful and wonderful; the Calla edition is very nicely put together 13 aprile 2017
Di RH - Pubblicato su
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The 2008 hardback Calla Edition of Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination, with Harry Clarke's illustrations, is a remarkably beautiful book. The whole thing feels like quality product. The illustrations are plentiful and exceptionally beautiful and strange; there are many in full-page color, but many more are in black and white. I will be shopping for more Calla editions...