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. AGES 10 and up
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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Sep 17, 2020

I enjoyed reading The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe. I think that this poem is one of his most powerful and impactful works, as it conveys so much emotion. There is mystery, darkness, love, and despair, all of which make this reading so intriguing and memorable. I love how there can be so many different interpretations behind this poem’s meaning, which makes it important to any reader. The raven repeating “Nevermore” will leave a sense of melancholy, yet also interest, in both the story and its message. I would definitely recommend this poem to other readers, as it is one of my favourite pieces of literature. 4/5
@PenelopeScriptor of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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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