The Raven (Illustrated)

· Top Five Classics Book 14 · Top Five Books LLC
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About this ebook

This Top Five Classics illustrated edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven includes:

• All 25 illustrations by Gustave Doré for Harper & Brothers’ 1884 edition
• An informative Introduction
• A detailed Biography of Edgar Allan Poe
• The illustrated version and text-only version of the full poem

poem has ever received the kind of immediate and overwhelming response
that Poe’s “The Raven” did when it first appeared in the New York
Evening Mirror
on January 29, 1845. It made Poe an overnight sensation
(though his great fame never brought him much wealth) and the poem, a
powerfully haunting elegy to lost love, remains one of the most beloved
and recognizable verses in the English language. The illustrations that
accompany this Top Five Classics edition are reproductions of the
renowned French artist Gustave Doré’s steel-plate engravings created for
Harper & Brothers’ 1884 release of The Raven. It would be Doré’s
last commission as he died shortly after completing the 25 illustrations
in January 1883. His illustrations would become famous in their own
right, evoking as they do the lyrical and mystical air of Poe’s

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Shane D Corbitt
May 2, 2020
i am closer to the heavens now and with thuis i realize that a spiritual epiphany is unevitable. i am grateful for the truth that i cast my reflection upon. and the only voice that can add to my resolve. is the one within myself. i am no longer at the mercy of any expectation. having now read what i would never have known, leaves me to pause in awe, reflect and reason upon.. just that and nothing more
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Dolly Bird
January 4, 2015
Still as brilliant today...what a shame poetry has gone out of fashion works such as this will forever stay in the readers imagination. "Nevermore" will such a poet have such a short tragic life...yet live on 165 years after his death in the imagination of all literary folk. Edgar Allen Poe...genius for Evermore!
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Harold Hopper
January 17, 2017
Interesting read. I knew of "the raven", but not much of Poe, as a person. I believe he was a genius and many of his actions would prove that. He was self centered, knew what he wanted, but not how to get. Thus the easy way out - alcohol, women, education, confrontations,etc.. Gifted, I am sure, but too unruly to be taken seriously, during his time.
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