The Raven

The Raven

Book - 2006
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Visions in Poetry is an exciting and unique series of classic poems illustrated by outstanding contemporary artists in stunning hardcover editions.

The fifth book in the series, Edgar Allan Poe's ?The Raven,? delves into the hidden horrors of the human psyche. Originally published in 1845, the poem is narrated by a melancholy scholar brooding over Lenore, a woman he loved who is now lost to him. One bleak December at midnight, a raven with fiery eyes visits the scholar and perches above his chamber door. Struggling to understand the meaning of the word his winged visitant repeats --- ?Nevermore!? --- the narrator descends by stages into madness.

Illustrator Ryan Price's exquisitely grim illustrations suggest a background story shaped by the narrator's guilt, embodied in the terrifying figure of the raven. Price's drypoint technique, with its rich blacks and feathery lines, perfectly captures the nightmarish atmosphere of this unforgettable poem.
Publisher: Toronto ; Tonawanda, N. Y. : KCP Poetry, 2006
ISBN: 9781553374732
Branch Call Number: YA 811.3 P7522R 2006
Characteristics: 46 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Price, Ryan 1972-


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May 04, 2019

The poem itself is 5 stars: its among the great poems of the language. The illustration was only just a bit from perfectly complementing it - its error came from the inclusion of a TV!


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