Tales of Edgar Allan Poe. By Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrations by Harry Clarke. Illustrated Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1979.

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Edgar Allan Poe’s acclaim has only grown over the centuries. He is widely credited as a progenitor to several literary genres, including detective fiction, science fiction, and horror. His macabre style and adherence to the aesthetic concerns of Romanticism also foreground him in literary traditions that predate him by many decades. During his lifetime, American contemporaries regarded him as a peculiar author whose literary criticism was contemptuously barbed and inescapable. These qualities made him infamous as a literary critic in America–notoriety that overshadowed his own artistic contributions. Yet in Europe, he was adored as a fiction writer and poet, thanks in part to Charles Baudelaire’s spectacular French translations. After his death, his works lived on through numerous publications of high regard, inspiring many authors and seeding our culture with brilliant literary genres. In this volume, Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales are compiled alongside Harry Clarke’s spectacular illustrations. The Tales include “The Purloined Letter”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, and many more. It is a necessary volume for American literature collectors, genre collectors, or anyone who adores Edgar Allan Poe.

This illustrated edition is in fine condition. In the original faux red leather boards, elaborately gilt stamped. Gilt spine label. Raised bands. Text block fine. Decorated endpapers. Harry Clarke’s illustrations superb.

A fine collector’s copy of Poe’s stories, wonderfully illustrated.

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Tales of Edgar Allan Poe. By Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrations by Harry Clarke. Illustrated Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1979.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in