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Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham | Edgar Allan Poe
This collection of Poe's finest stories comprises all the terrifying and bewildering tales that typify his work. All of Poe's Auguste Dupin stories appear alongside the Gothic horror The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Premature Burial, and what is perhaps his most enduring work The Fall of the House of Usher. Never was there an illustrator whose work was more perfectly suited to the work of Poe - Rackham's ethereal blend of the gruesome with the sublime seem destined to cloth Poe's chilling tales. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. About the Author: Edgar Alan Poe (1809-1849) was an American poet, writer and literary critic who belonged to the Romantic Movement. He contributed greatly to the genres of horror and science fiction and his psychologically thrilling tales earned him considerable fame during his lifetime and after his death. Perhaps his most enduring works are his tales of mystery and the macabre. Whilst his first work, Tamerlane and Other Poems was published in 1827 in relative obscurity, it was the publication of The Raven and Other Poems in 1845 that brought him instant success. About the Illustrator: Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century. He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893. His humour, romance and soul made him the leading illustrator of the early twentieth century and his work is to be found in versions of almost every classic from Hansel and Gretel to The Tempest, from The Pied Piper to Peer Gynt. Characteristic of his work are gloomy forests of sinuous trees, nubile fairy maidens, and unsightly ogres and trolls. Throughout his career he developed a very individual style that was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and other illustrators. His haunting humour and dreamlike romance adds to the enchantment and fantasy of children's literature.
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asoom_n
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I have to say I have fallen in love with Gothic lit!

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Clutterbucks_Queen
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Published; 1933.

Love an old purchase! 😍

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Exbrarian
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I don‘t know if 2 books is actually a #bookhaul
Regardless, this is the result of today‘s visit to the used book shop.
#reading1001

LauraJ Great covers 🖤 12mo
Lindy Welcome to Litsy. I‘m going to host a buddy read of The Tale of Genji starting on January 1st, one chapter per day. If you‘re interested in joining us, I will tag you in my posts. 😊 12mo
Exbrarian @Lindy Yes, please. 12mo
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Lindy @Exbrarian Excellent! I look forward to you joining us. 12mo
Exbrarian @lindy Is there a particular translation we‘re reading? Is there a # to follow? 12mo
Kaye Welcome 🌸 12mo
Lindy @Exbrarian The buddy read project started informally with comments on a post about a related book. I will do a formal invitation post tomorrow in case others want to join too. Any translation is fine, since it‘s interesting to compare differences. Page numbers aren‘t important because we are counting by chapters. I will start using #gardenofGenji - the original post was on 12mo
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Bookworm-Bobbie
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Yesterday I found a 1933 edition of Tales of Mystery and Imagination in a charity shop. I paid Qa.99 for it and it‘s in really good condition. Love a bargain oldie!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful edition 🖤 13mo
RavenLovelyReads It‘s beautiful! 😍😍😍 13mo
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Bookwomble
Tales of Mystery and Horror | Edgar Allan Poe, Christopher Lee
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A match made in Hades: the infernally mellifluous voice of Christopher Lee narrating the gothically sinister words of Edgar Allan Poe. Set horripilation to eleven! 🐱🦇🧟‍♀️☠

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DeborahSmall
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My birthday cake! Surprise from my eldest 📚🎂💕

RachelO That's amazing! Happy Birthday Deborah! 2y
vivastory Amazing! Happy Birthday! 🎂📚👏🤘 2y
Tamra So thoughtful! 2y
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Melissa_J Awesome!! Happy Birthday 🎉🎂🎈 2y
CaitlinR Wowza. 🎈 2y
TrishB Lovely 💕 2y
Reggie Ha ha that‘s awesome!!!! Happy Birthday!!! 2y
tjwill So cool! 2y
LauraJ Good kid! Happy Birthday 🎈 2y
batsy That is brilliant! Hope you had a lovely birthday! 2y
Cathythoughts Wonderful 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
DivineDiana Fantastic!!! ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen That‘s stunning! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Palimpsest
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Not a collection of fairy tales, but nevertheless titled as tales. #coolbooks #onceuponatime #tales @Linsy

Linsy Great collection of tales! I ♥️ Poe so much. 2y
Bookwomble I've got this book! Arthur Rackham's illustrations are fantastic for Poe 🧟‍♂️🐱 2y
Palimpsest @Bookwomble Nice! I agree about Arthur Rackham being perfect for Poe. 😊He‘s one of my favorite illustrators. 2y
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Bronte_Chintz
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Fully into the spirit of Poe reading again. #edgarallanpoe #talesofmysteryandimagination #classic #vintage

rockabillybibliophile I love Poe 😻 2y
nu-bibliophile I ❤ Poe too ! 2y
Tiyas7 EA Poe, one of the most strangest yet brilliant writer ever. Just love the eerieness Poe's writing provides. 2y
Bronte_Chintz @Tiyas7 he is fantastic. 2y
Tiyas7 @Bronte_Chintz He Surely Is😉 2y
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MamaGina
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Love my growing collection of tee shirts from @outofprint 🤓

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I must say that it surprised me that some stories were kind of a hard read. But, oh, Mr Poe‘s imagination! Nothing like it. Basically liked them all, but my heart still belongs to what was when I was about 9-10, my first ever creepy read: “The murders at the rue Morgue.” 💀📚

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cobwebmoth
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Thanks for the tag @JessClark78 !

1. Classic: Poe and Shakespeare. Modern: Rothfuss, Gaiman, Sherrilyn Kenyon
2. Night in.
3. 1920s, or 12th century Wales
4. Whoever is left that wants to play.
#TrivialThursday @GarthRanzz

GarthRanzz 12th Century Wales. That is a cool and interesting answer! 2y
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Morning! ☕️ 📖

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Eugeniavb
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Its Friday and Poe knows it! 💃🏾

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Eugeniavb
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“In the consideration of the faculties and impulses - of the prima mobilia of the human soul, the phrenologists have failed to make room for a propensity which, although obviously existing as a radical, primitive, irreducible sentiment, has been equally overlooked by all the moralists who have preceded them. In the pure arrogance of the reason, we have all overlooked it...” #firstlines

Bookwomble From "The Imp of the Perverse"? 1y
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CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy community!!! 2y
Mrs_Black I love those editions. And yes, I‘m stalking your feed. 2y
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Jabberwocky
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So it‘s just past 4 am here and I can‘t sleep, so I decided to sort these books. There are about 30, and these three (Tales of mystery, A French Robinson Caruso, and A Tale of Two Cities) are the most recognizable and in the best condition. My great great grandmother carried the collection of them with her when they migrated from Belgium to Canada in about 1945. Most of the editions aren‘t dated, but the ones that are are 1910-1925. #oldbooks 🛳🗺

Andrea4 Wow! What a treasure! 2y
Jabberwocky @andrea4 @kaye Right?! My grandma is downsizing and is going through most of her stuff. My aunts and uncles have snapped up most of the ‘family history‘ stuff, but no one wanted these! I honestly could not believe my luck. (edited) 2y
Kaye Such a nice keepsake ❤️ 2y
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AmyG Those are gorgeous and so special. 2y
FantasyChick Beautiful! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! ❤️ 2y
Jabberwocky @AmyG @FantasyChick @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Aren‘t they just! I want to read some of them but I‘m almost afraid to! 2y
BookwormAHN They are lovely 💜 2y
LeahBergen Lovely! ❤️❤️ 2y
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GarthRanzz
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“I became insane, with long of horrible sanity.” - Edgar Allan Poe, 1/19/1809 - 10/7/1849
I had really hoped to be posting my Nocturnal Reader‘s Box today, thinking it was going to arrive on Poe‘s birthday with a Poe item inside but unfortunately the DHL I received wasn‘t it. So I hurriedly put this together, just a fraction of my Poe collection. I have adored Poe for as long as I can remember, ever since discovering his writing when I was young.

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Curley_Bender
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Getting the house ready for Halloween...

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Easytiger
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What is bigger, the book or the glass of wine 🍷 haha

hermyknee Enjoy! 2y
Easytiger @hermyknee I am ☺️ 2y
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luciafonseca
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Let's try some Edgar Allan Poe.

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Seshat
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Most Poe narrators are.#insaneinthebrain the Illustration is Rackham's for The Imp of the Perverse. This is the lovely edition I have. #90sinJuly @Cinfhen @Robothugs

Cinfhen Awesome graphics ❤️ 2y
Seshat Thanks, @Cinfhen 2y
Robothugs Ooh good choice!! I go to a plays put on at the Renaissance Faire here almost every year and the actors are simply amazing. 2y
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Seshat @Robothugs that sounds amazing. My Gifted English class went to see a bunch of one act plays of Poe stories when I was in High School. 2y
Robothugs That also sounds amazing! If you're ever in eastern PA in the fall; you need to go to this! It's a lot of fun. 2y
DeborahSmall Love Poe ❤️ 2y
Seshat I wish, @Robothugs I'm a New Orleanian and that's a long way to drive. 2y
DeborahSmall I have his name on my latest bookish tattoo ❤️ 2y
HotCocoaReads I love the Rackham illustrations! 2y
JazzFeathers Rackham 😍😍😍😍 2y
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I currently volunteer in a Writer's Library. The collection has been donated by various authors and was also accumulated by the family who originally owned the estate. I feel so lucky that I'm allowed to sit here and just be among these books.

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Welcome to Litsy!!! 😊❤️🙌📚🎉 2y
MrBook Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay with us 😊👍🏻. We're the most positive, tight-knit, passionate bibliophile community you'll meet. Careful: this'll take over your life. 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
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Seshat
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Well, Poe tales move in #mysteriousways Ligeia here, for instance. #rockinmay @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Great illustration 😻😻 3y
JazzFeathers What s beautiful illustration 😍 3y
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Seshat
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk You're killing it with these photo challenges @Seshat 3y
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Seshat
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From today's #bookmail.

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Seshat
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My #bookmail today and such steals from Abebooks.

rubyslippersreads What is the top book? 3y
Seshat @rubyslippersreads The Secret Garden. The Folio Society edition. 3y
rubyslippersreads @Seshat It's lovely. I have that same copy of 3y
LeahBergen 💗💗 3y
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Biljana
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Ok, so I was away for a while and I do apologise. It was with a good reason though. I'm in the middle of my own business start-up and it takes up a lot of my time as you can imagine. I have been reading nevertheless. Today I needed a little break so I went to cheer myself up by buying some books. Naturally. And what did I find? This beautiful B&N edition! It perfectly matches my set of knives, interestingly enough... 🦇🙀🎩🌑⛩🔪⚰️🖤📚

RealLifeReading Good luck w your start-up! 3y
Biljana @RealLifeReading Thank you 😳😅😊 3y
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scripturient
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Happy 208th birthday to Edgar Allan Poe! 🎉

BookBabe Ooooh, what a gorgeous edition! 😍😍 3y
Lmstraubie Love that cover! 3y
Gissy Beautiful edition! 3y
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KVanRead
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Eyelit Sweet kitty! 💜 3y
Bette 💕🐱 3y
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sprainedbrain
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Day 29 of #somethingforsept is #shortstories

I think this is still my favorite collection of short stories. I love Poe, and this book has The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum and more. So creepy and so good!

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