Manga Classics
'The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe' is a brilliant collection of some of his best-known stories: 'The Tell Tale Heart' (a murder s haunting guilt)'The Cask of Amontillado' (a story of brilliant revenge)'The Fall of the House of Usher' (an ancient house full of very dark secrets). Also included in this collection are:'The Mask of the Red Death' (horrors of 'the Plague' and the most famous of all his poems 'The Raven' (a lover s decline into madness). "Best read in a dimly-lit room with the curtains drawn, Poe s brilliant works come to life in darkly thrilling ways in this Manga Classic adaptation."

Manga Classics Details

TitleManga Classics
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 17th, 2017
PublisherUdon Entertainment
ISBN-139781772940213
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Graphic Novels, Horror, Classics, Mystery

Manga Classics Review

  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    January 1, 1970
    The only story of Edgar Allan Poe that I've read was "The Cask of Amontillado," which was a required must-read by our high school teacher over a decade ago. It was both bizarre and gruesome, and reading it again in this graphic novel brought up how I was really horrified back then.Aside from the aforementioned story, there are other four tales in this book: The Tell-Tale Heart; The Raven; The Masque of the Red Death; and The Fall of the House of Usher. This manga adaptation of some of the The only story of Edgar Allan Poe that I've read was "The Cask of Amontillado," which was a required must-read by our high school teacher over a decade ago. It was both bizarre and gruesome, and reading it again in this graphic novel brought up how I was really horrified back then.Aside from the aforementioned story, there are other four tales in this book: The Tell-Tale Heart; The Raven; The Masque of the Red Death; and The Fall of the House of Usher. This manga adaptation of some of the well-known stories of Poe is, I believe, a good way to make any readers to enjoy them more. I highly recommend this graphic novel and other manga classics published by Udon Entertainment to students — so they can vividly imagine and better understand these classic tales.
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  • Kirsty 📚📖❤️
    January 1, 1970
    A different choice for me. Poe's works are so widely known and have been re-published or turned into TV/film so many times I know many of the stories without actually having read more than maybe 2 of them. And while I've read some graphic novels I've never tried Manga so lots of new experiences all round. Not sure what to expect with Manga but with this graphic novel it seemed to be exactly the same but you start at the back and work forward. That was a bit weird at first but reading it from the A different choice for me. Poe's works are so widely known and have been re-published or turned into TV/film so many times I know many of the stories without actually having read more than maybe 2 of them. And while I've read some graphic novels I've never tried Manga so lots of new experiences all round. Not sure what to expect with Manga but with this graphic novel it seemed to be exactly the same but you start at the back and work forward. That was a bit weird at first but reading it from the laptop it soon became easy to scroll up not down and I enjoyed the layout, the art work is fantastic and I would happily seek out more of this style and also the author. It's also for a Poe novice an excellent introduction to the man's work. The manga style keeps the stories short and to the point. Really enjoyed this on both counts and will happily look up moreFree arc from netgalley
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  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    January 1, 1970
    Netgalley #29Many thanks to Udon and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.Great adaptation! I would have loved to see Red Death in color. That would have been quite striking. The heint was a superb rendering. Also the crowd scenes during Carnival in Casque were good. The people were well defined, didn’t look like a pile of shadows. I enjoyed the little fact snippets thrown in at the end of each story. Trivia gems are always appreciated. Another hit, Udon!
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  • ♥Emm♥
    January 1, 1970
    **This and other horror-fantasy reviews on my blog.**The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe is a worthy compilation of the horror master’s most popular tales, adapted to a sleek manga style. Each is the exact dialogue and malcontent spirit of the original, and each features a different artist.The collection succeeds at recreating that overbearing fog of ghoulish madness and lurking abyss that permeates the originals. I always love a bit of trivia and making-of tidbits, which are included as well. I rate **This and other horror-fantasy reviews on my blog.**The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe is a worthy compilation of the horror master’s most popular tales, adapted to a sleek manga style. Each is the exact dialogue and malcontent spirit of the original, and each features a different artist.The collection succeeds at recreating that overbearing fog of ghoulish madness and lurking abyss that permeates the originals. I always love a bit of trivia and making-of tidbits, which are included as well. I rate these individually based on the art and amount it captured the essence of Poe’s writing.THE RAVEN – Art by Pikomaro ★★★★“For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore – nameless here for evermore.”The iconic poem of a dead love and a harbinger bird gets a more traditional shoujo look, meaning softer, more petal-delicate looks to the characters and settings.THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO – Art by Chagen ★★★★A man takes revenge on the unfortunate Fortunato with a plan to bury him alive in a catacomb wall. The story is sinister and creeping, with a sleek art style to match.MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH – Art by Uka Nagao ★★★★The proud, hedonistic and shameless few laugh in the face of the suffering many, to which Death does not take kindly. Most would choose The Raven, but forever I have been a Red Death fangirl. I think that, at least for Poe’s more famous works, it tends to get the least genuine appreciation. The body horror pervading the original is downplayed. However, the art style is good, and it’s conveyed surprisingly well in black and white for being a story drenched in colour metaphors.THE TELL-TALE HEART – Art by Virginia Nitouhei ★★★★★Be still, my festering heart. The ambiguous madness of a younger man possessed, for some reason beyond even his own comprehension, to kill an older man. He succeeds, but yet he can never stop hearing the man’s heartbeat. A subtle horror matched by a subtle, delicate art-style.THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER – Art by Linus Liu ★★★★★A ravenous gloom grows inside a mansion, engulfing a brother and sister in illness, despair and insanity while their guest cannot do more than watch them fall apart. The art in this one was my favourite – it has a bit of a Junji Ito aura, especially in the characters’ eyes, and it melds powerfully with the story.General Score - 4.5/5[I received a copy of this through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]
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  • Kayla
    January 1, 1970
    I was sent this book by the publishers for a honest review. All these opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me a copy!"This is a beautiful manga of someone of the well known Edgar Allan Poe's poems. The pictures in this tell the story of the poems beautifully and actually mak should understand the poems better.I've never read a manga before but I have always been so intrigued by the Poems by Edgar Allan Poe and so I definitely had to request a copy. The pictures I was sent this book by the publishers for a honest review. All these opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me a copy!"This is a beautiful manga of someone of the well known Edgar Allan Poe's poems. The pictures in this tell the story of the poems beautifully and actually mak should understand the poems better.I've never read a manga before but I have always been so intrigued by the Poems by Edgar Allan Poe and so I definitely had to request a copy. The pictures really go to the story well and I loved how the author/Illustrator never changed any of the rich language used in the original poems.THE RAVENThe raven tells the story of a Widower who isn't grieving for his wife as he starts to see things that can't really be explained.This edition to the story was my least favrouite probably because of the fact that the poem by Edgar wasn't my favrouite anyway.THE CASK OF AMONTULLADOThis poem I had never read before but I can tell you it was amazing. This tells the story of a man with a revenge wish against this other dude. The man lures his enemy in and buries him alive, its such a really dark but intriguing poem and the manga really captured that.THE MASQUE OF RED DEATH This poem tells the story of a man that is hiding from a fictional plague that has taken over the land. This manga was so well illustrated and interesting, it was definitely not as dark as the others but still really good.THE TELL TALE HEARTThis is my favrouite poem ever except Annabelle Lee but that was not included in this Manga. This tells the story from a Murders Point of view and it's just so creepy but keeps you on the edge of your seat. I found the illustrations so beautiful in this book.THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHERThis wasn't my favrouite Manga edition but it was still really good and well crafted. This is also a dark poem/Short story but i found it harder to understand.
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  • Sarah Marie
    January 1, 1970
    Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe, Stacy King, and multiple artists4 starsThis is a collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous tales. I have never thought about what Poe’s work would be like it were translated into a manga medium, but I’m glad that I decided to request this on Netgalley because I have been a fan of the Manga Classics series, but I am also a fan of Poe. The two combinations cohesively melded together and made this collection very enjoyable. There Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe, Stacy King, and multiple artists4 starsThis is a collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous tales. I have never thought about what Poe’s work would be like it were translated into a manga medium, but I’m glad that I decided to request this on Netgalley because I have been a fan of the Manga Classics series, but I am also a fan of Poe. The two combinations cohesively melded together and made this collection very enjoyable. There was only one story in this collection that I did not like seeing brought to life, but besides that one failure, this collection is incredibly impressive and does a fantastic job of bringing Poe’s ominous style to life through haunting visuals.The Tell-Tale Heart (Illustrated by Virginia Nitouhei) – 4.5 starsI loved seeing this one brought to life, but it didn’t translate the lyrical suspense Poe relies heavily on in the story. I think that visuals took away from that hysterical maddening pace. I still really enjoyed the art in this one and there were times where I was chilled to the bone.The Cask of Amontillado (Illustrated by Chagen) – 5 starsThis is one of my favorite Poe stories and it was so fun to see this brought to life. I’ve read this story multiple times now, so seeing it in a new medium really enhanced my appreciation for this tale and it was horrifying to see in images.The Raven (Illustrated by pikomaro) – 4.5 starsI don’t think that poetry translates well into manga. However, the final scene was incredible and it encapsulates the entirety of the story. That final image pretty much won me over and I can’t give it a lower rating because of that.The Masque of the Red Death (Illustrated by Uka Nagao) – 4.25 starsThis was my first time reading this story and I think that because I have not read the original material the manga formatting confuddled me a bit. I was particularly confused by the plot, but I still really enjoyed reading this and I think it’s a haunting story.The Fall of the House of Usher (Illustrated by Man Yiu) – 2 starsI love this story, but it does not translate well into manga. There is a massive amount of description in the original story and it was attempted to be included in the panels. This made the experience very overwhelming and chaotic. Art Scale (Overall Collection): 4Overall, I definitely recommend this collection especially if you love Edgar Allan Poe. There were a lot of wonderful illustrations sprinkled throughout the pieces and it really captures Poe’s macabre vibe.Cover Thoughts: It’s a nice cover, but it only uses art from The Tell-Tale Heart. I think if it had pieces from each story that would be much more inviting.Thank you, Netgalley and Udon Entertainment, for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Sad Sunday (Princess Consuela Bananahammock)
    January 1, 1970
    NetGalley review.Poe goes manga! Uno-dos-tres! Rumba! To tell the truth, I was never big fan of Poe and I guess I will never be. I tried The Red Masque Of Death and yawned almost all the way (it was a DNF. No surprise.). For me it lacked the impact, some hight notes and something truly gripping. So, if you are a Poe fan, explain why you love him so much, and I will try to understand. But I might end in a disaster, so proceed with your own risk. So, I was a little sceptical about Manga Classic ad NetGalley review.Poe goes manga! Uno-dos-tres! Rumba! To tell the truth, I was never big fan of Poe and I guess I will never be. I tried The Red Masque Of Death and yawned almost all the way (it was a DNF. No surprise.). For me it lacked the impact, some hight notes and something truly gripping. So, if you are a Poe fan, explain why you love him so much, and I will try to understand. But I might end in a disaster, so proceed with your own risk. So, I was a little sceptical about Manga Classic adaptation of his stories. The first thing that drew my attention was B/W style and even if I wished to see more colour, black and white works well for Poe stories. It add just enough creepiness to the story to keep at the edge of your seat. Also, I could question the chosen manga style - for me Manga (Japan) and Poe (America) just don't seem to work, even thou it was drawn beutifully. And while Vampire Academy and The Witcher series comic took an unexpected turn and chosen different style and design, Manga Classic stays, well, quite classic. It says the manga was drawn with much consideration and research to Poe's stories, trying to keep them as close to his imagined world as possible, so fan will surely appreciate it.
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  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    January 1, 1970
    First off, I want to give a huge thank you to NetGalley and Udon Entertainment for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.Synopsis: This book is based off the classic stories by Edgar Allan Poe. The book is a manga modernized version of the stories. The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe includes; The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Raven, The Masque of the Red Death and The Fall of the House of Usher. This graphic novel is targeted for young adult and teenage readers. First off, I want to give a huge thank you to NetGalley and Udon Entertainment for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.Synopsis: This book is based off the classic stories by Edgar Allan Poe. The book is a manga modernized version of the stories. The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe includes; The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Raven, The Masque of the Red Death and The Fall of the House of Usher. This graphic novel is targeted for young adult and teenage readers. It has different artwork by different artist for each story.Review: I absolutely loved this manga! I know I usually post fiction reviews but I have to admit I like my manga too. My inner nerd was screaming out to me when it saw manga and Poe in one book. I felt like this book was the perfect modernized creation of Poe possible. The artwork was beautiful and the stories had me on the edge of my seat turning pages. Who knew Poe could be so much fun? I think this book is great for students, so they can learn the work of Poe without all that out of date language. Students and other young people will be able to get the same great feel and thrill that Poe gives us, it would just be delivered in an more modernized and artistic fashion.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe First things first: I received this book through NetGalley. Summary: The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe is a brilliant collection of some of his best-known stories: The Tell Tale Heart (a murder s haunting guilt), The Cask of Amontillado (a story of brilliant revenge), and The Fall of the House of Usher (an ancient house full of very dark secretes). Also included in this collection are The Mask of the Red Death (horrors of the Plague ), and the most famou Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe First things first: I received this book through NetGalley. Summary: The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe is a brilliant collection of some of his best-known stories: The Tell Tale Heart (a murder s haunting guilt), The Cask of Amontillado (a story of brilliant revenge), and The Fall of the House of Usher (an ancient house full of very dark secretes). Also included in this collection are The Mask of the Red Death (horrors of the Plague ), and the most famous of all his poems: The Raven (a lover s decline into madness). Best read in a dimly-lit room with the curtains drawn, Poe s brilliant works come to life in darkly thrilling ways in this Manga Classic adaptation." I loved this so much. I didn't expect it, actually. I mean, I always love these Manga Classics but I never thought I would actually be interested in these Edgar Allan Poe stories, I don't know why, cause I love getting to know these classics.  They were so amazing. Seriously. I loved The Tell Tale Heart, didn't care much about The Cask of Amontillado, loved The Fall of the House of Usher. The Mask of the red Death, was okay, I liked it, didn't love it. The Raven. THE RAVEN. Loved this one so so SO much. My favorite out of all these stories. Also, can I once again say how insanely gorgeous the art in these Mangas are. Bloody hell.
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  • Devann
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewReally the only reason this got 4 stars instead of 5 for me is because I haaate the Fall of the House of Usher. I get that it's one of Poe's famous works and I totally understand the decision to include it in this volume but it's just so much longer than the other stories and I feel like there's a ton of unnecessary rambling in it that makes my eyes glaze over. I would have rather seen the Pit and the Pendulum but I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewReally the only reason this got 4 stars instead of 5 for me is because I haaate the Fall of the House of Usher. I get that it's one of Poe's famous works and I totally understand the decision to include it in this volume but it's just so much longer than the other stories and I feel like there's a ton of unnecessary rambling in it that makes my eyes glaze over. I would have rather seen the Pit and the Pendulum but that's just my personal preference. Other than that I really enjoyed this. The art was great and I love reading graphic novel adaptations of Poe's works. The stories themselves are so descriptive and it's always interesting to see an artist interpret that and bring it to life. Also it's been awhile since I read the originals but it seems like most of the text has been faithfully reproduced so that's always good.
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  • Maggie Chen
    January 1, 1970
    I was so excited when I found this available on Netgalley. My excitement increased when I found out that this book contains 5 Poe's exciting stories (not to mention that one of them is my ultimate favorite), they are:- The Tell-Tale Heart- The Cask of Amontillado- The Raven- The Masque of Red Death- The Fall of the House of UsherBUT, sadly, the more I read, the more I realize that this book is actually NOT what I expected. I really enjoy The Tell-Tale Heart. I think that story is the best one he I was so excited when I found this available on Netgalley. My excitement increased when I found out that this book contains 5 Poe's exciting stories (not to mention that one of them is my ultimate favorite), they are:- The Tell-Tale Heart- The Cask of Amontillado- The Raven- The Masque of Red Death- The Fall of the House of UsherBUT, sadly, the more I read, the more I realize that this book is actually NOT what I expected. I really enjoy The Tell-Tale Heart. I think that story is the best one here (judging from the dialogue, illustrations, effects, etc). It portrays Poe's work perfectly and I got chills while reading it. I also love the illustrations so much, and the dialogue are great.But I don't feel the same for the rest of the stories. Some of them keep Poe's writing style that makes it hard to understand (and kinda weird to read..? somehow...?). And other illustrations are lacking. The art is beautiful, but I don't feel the sense of dread or horror that I usually catch while reading Poe's works. My biggest disappointment is in The Masque of Red Death. Maybe because it's my favorite story from Poe, so it's only natural that I expected more. But I feel like the bright, clean, and simple illustration ultimately failed to bring the atmosphere of the original story.All in all, it's not-your-average manga and I enjoyed it quite much. But I don't think I would read it again anytime soon.
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  • Adela Cacovean
    January 1, 1970
    părere prezentată în acest wrap up, pe scurt: https://youtu.be/P0lwTX33rnw
  • Joana Bookneeders
    January 1, 1970
    * Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*4.5 starsOnce again, I never read the original book and to be honest I don't really know what to think of it. The manga is divided into 5 short stories. And some of them are really tiny! I have no idea how they are in the original classic but in this one, although some are a bit difficult to understand since th * Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*4.5 starsOnce again, I never read the original book and to be honest I don't really know what to think of it. The manga is divided into 5 short stories. And some of them are really tiny! I have no idea how they are in the original classic but in this one, although some are a bit difficult to understand since there's not much of a context, they are fascinatingly terrifying!Also, I have to mention that all the short stories are drawn by a different artist, which I thought to be really interesting. Not only because we can see different styles but because it makes it easier to separate the stories...I will talk about them briefly in separate:The Tell-Tale Heart - This one was quite short and not the easiest to understand but it was just so dark and fascinating! I'm not sure I understood it at all because in manga format it's really a bit too tiny but it seems to be about guilt? Basically, it's about a guy that is trying to show that he is sane. In his brain, for him to commit such a calculated murder he has to be sane... The victim was an old man with a "vulture-eye" and he explains how everything happened. It's quite macabre.The Cask of Amontillado - Okay after reading this one, I think this manga is better enjoyed if you've read the original stories or if you at least have heard of them, otherwise it will probably get confusing. This one is basically about revenge. And if you are wondering, Amontillado is the name of a wine, that was used by Montresor to lure Fortunato to his end. It's quite a messed-up story and not the easiest to have the whole idea in manga... The Raven - I really liked this one, it's the only one I fully knew before reading the manga and I'm impressed. It's amazing how they managed to still maintain the poem aspect! I was literally reading it as a poem. This seems to be about grief. The main character is suffering the loss of his love, Lenore. And the poem shows him falling into madness. I really love this poem and it was quite unique to see it in a manga format, this is for sure a first and I think it was really well done.The Masque of the Red Death - This one was scary and unsettling... I was holding my breath for the whole story even tho I was expecting the end due to the title... What an intense story! This one is about the plague and our main character is a prince. He is trying to escape the plague by staying in an abbey. He does an incredibly big party but... There are no boundaries for death... This is one of the tense ones in the book, it's incredible and for sure my favorite! The Fall of the House Usher - This story is the weirdest of them all. Such an unsettling story! In this story, we have a character clearly suffering from some mental disease  (make it plural!) not yet discovered at the time. This one has a bit more of a dark setting (even darker than the last ones, if that's possible) and the art was perfectly paired with the story. I think it's the most different in the book and first I wasn't really sure about it but it really fits well. The story talks about two friends, one is the narrator and he tries to help his friend feeling better - although it seems to be quite impossible to do so and he starts to be scared himself. I think this one is best understood if you've read the original classic, although it has a lot of detail and story in the manga, it's quite a complex story.I actually enjoyed all the stories and the art. They are all really different from each other, the only thing in common being how dark they are. I surprisingly loved this manga and for sure I need to read more Edgar Allan Poe! Totally recommended if you are into dark or unsettling stories!
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  • belle ☆ミ (mybookcastle)
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I was never a big classics reader but over the recent years, I wanted to read more classics. Never would I think I would be reading classics in the form of a manga. I absolutely loved that manga was used to translate Edgar Allan Poe’s dark and heart-racing stories and the artists did a fantastic job.Without any knowledge of or reading any Poe’s stories, I found myself entrapped in his mysterious, dark and creepy I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I was never a big classics reader but over the recent years, I wanted to read more classics. Never would I think I would be reading classics in the form of a manga. I absolutely loved that manga was used to translate Edgar Allan Poe’s dark and heart-racing stories and the artists did a fantastic job.Without any knowledge of or reading any Poe’s stories, I found myself entrapped in his mysterious, dark and creepy world for the first time. His stories built so much suspense and seize you with terror yet you still want to continue reading on. Each story is unique in its own ways, each start and each end is different and all of them are at different levels of haunting. I should give you an advice, if you’re easily scared, don’t read this at 3am. I did that and needed some light-hearted youtube videos to make me less afraid. These are the individual rating for each book:- The Tell-Tale Heart: 4 stars- The Cask of Amontillado: 3 stars- The Raven: 5 stars- The Masque of the Red Death: 4 stars - The Fall of the House of Usher: 4 starsTHE TELL TALE HEART:As the first introduction to Edgar Allan Poe’s story I felt that it was so scary. I could see the crazy and the insane through the drawing. It made my heart palpitate so quickly, I was horrified yet intrigued at how things would end. THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO:It took me awhile to get into this story mainly because I couldn’t understand what was going on. The drawing isn’t my favourite but it created such a dark and looming premise that it’s scary. THE RAVEN:I loved the art done by pikomaro. It made the setting so pretty and beautiful yet also weaving in the horror. Other than the drawing style, I also loved that the story was delivered in the form of rhymes that left a vivid image of the raven, the guy and the premise of the story. THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH: After The Raven, The Masque of the Red Death is my favourite. The setting is simple and easily understood and I enjoyed the drawing. Despite the merry and cheer that was happening for almost the entirety of the story, I knew darkness was looming and something bad would be coming for that group of people but don’t know when and how. THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER:I felt so tensed while reading this story. I didn’t expect it to be so long but it built up suspense and a sense of dread in me. Amongst all the stories, I think The Fall of the House of Usher was written in the most modern way. I was able to understand the story right away.
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  • Amy Leigh
    January 1, 1970
    There is something magical about reading the classics in manga format. Stacy King does it again by capturing a collection of Edgar Allen Poe's stories and turning them into a beautiful narrative that fits brilliantly with the gorgeous art. The way these volumes are done leaves a lasting impact on the reader, especially if it's a classic written in a form of old English that is difficult to interpret. I think these are magnificent for middle grade or high school students and a must have for any b There is something magical about reading the classics in manga format. Stacy King does it again by capturing a collection of Edgar Allen Poe's stories and turning them into a beautiful narrative that fits brilliantly with the gorgeous art. The way these volumes are done leaves a lasting impact on the reader, especially if it's a classic written in a form of old English that is difficult to interpret. I think these are magnificent for middle grade or high school students and a must have for any bookish manga lover! Thank you to NetGalley and Udon Entertainment for giving me a copy of this book for a fair and honest review!
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    I've never read manga before, but I think this was a great way to be introduced. Poe's stories are so delightfully creepy, and the illustrations in this were perfectly eerie and scary. I love that this form of comic might introduce more people to Poe's work.
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  • Kushnuma
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free e-copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I hadn't realised that these stories were horror related, but I thought they were quite good although 1 or 2 were a little boring. Also, I don't think that it was a great idea to turn all of these stories in manga form as some of them were mostly narrations.
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  • Mavence [hiatus/ incoming prelims]
    January 1, 1970
    First of all, forgive me people because I honestly haven't read a SINGLE work of Edgar Allan Poe until this. Partly because I'm intimidated by it and partly because I just don't have the time *coughs*too buys reading other books*coughs*. So naturally, seeing that some of his works are compiled and simplified in a manga format I zoomed right into it without further ado. I AM IN LOVE W/ IT MORE because aheem the manga format is just so pretty *sobs* and it had made the storytelling much more appea First of all, forgive me people because I honestly haven't read a SINGLE work of Edgar Allan Poe until this. Partly because I'm intimidated by it and partly because I just don't have the time *coughs*too buys reading other books*coughs*. So naturally, seeing that some of his works are compiled and simplified in a manga format I zoomed right into it without further ado. I AM IN LOVE W/ IT MORE because aheem the manga format is just so pretty *sobs* and it had made the storytelling much more appealing and coherent. Overall, a wonderful and light read for me! Special thanks to NetGalley for giving me a free copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jodie
    January 1, 1970
    Book ReviewTitle: The Stories of Edgar Allen Poe (Manga Classics)Author: Stacey King, Edgar Allen Poe, Virginia-Nitouhei (Art "The Tell-Tale Heart"), Chagen (Art "The Cask of Amontillado"), Uka Nagao (Art "The Masque... Read Death"), pikomaro (Art "The Raven"), Linus Liu (Art "Fall of the House of Usher"), Man Yiu (Art "Fall of the House of Usher")Genre: Manga/ClassicRating: ****Review: So, like my other reviews in this series I haven’t read anything by Edgar Allen Poe before although I have a v Book ReviewTitle: The Stories of Edgar Allen Poe (Manga Classics)Author: Stacey King, Edgar Allen Poe, Virginia-Nitouhei (Art "The Tell-Tale Heart"), Chagen (Art "The Cask of Amontillado"), Uka Nagao (Art "The Masque... Read Death"), pikomaro (Art "The Raven"), Linus Liu (Art "Fall of the House of Usher"), Man Yiu (Art "Fall of the House of Usher")Genre: Manga/ClassicRating: ****Review: So, like my other reviews in this series I haven’t read anything by Edgar Allen Poe before although I have a vague idea of some of the stories like the tell-tale heart. I have loved all the manga classics I have read so far, and I don’t expect things to change with this one. As this is a collection of stories I am going to review them individually and then sum it up at the end. The first story in the collection is the tell-tale heart and from the artwork on the opening page I can already tell I am going to love this art style. I was also surprised when I saw this for request because all the other classics have been romance based or child friendly except for this collection and Romeo and Juliet. The tell-tale heart is a story told through the perspective of a killer after the fact, we learn of a young man living with an older man neither given names. The younger man is disturbed by the look in the older man eye and decides to kill him for it and puts weeks of planning into the event and when the time comes he kills the older man and gets rid of the body. However, a scream is heard by a neighbour and the police arrive shortly after and the young man in confident that they won’t find anything, but he begins to hear the heartbeat of the older man and it eventually drive him to confess, leading to position he is in at the beginning of the tale.The next story is the cask of Amontillado which I have never heard of before in my life. In this story like the tell-tale heart we meet a man who vows revenge against a man called Fortunato, however, he does this is a cunning way by not changing how he reacts to the man while he plans his demise. He tempts the man with a case of rare wine; amontillado and leads him down into the catacombs beneath his home all the while imploring him to return to making merry but the greedy Fortunato refuses. Eventually he leads to man to a niche wear he chains him and begins to build a wall closing him in and while Fortunato believes it is a joke for a while the harsh reality soon sets in but by then it is too late for him encased with only the dead for company until he himself joins them. We then reach one of Poe’s most famous stories; the Raven. This is a strange story from what I can gather it is about a young man consumed by grief after losing his love named Lenore. In the night a raven comes into his home saying one word nevermore to all the man questions and it ends either with the man dying or coming to terms with the fact that his love is forever lost. Honestly, I didn’t know what to make of it, but it was very interesting to read. By this point in the collection the art styles of the different artists are quite easy to distinguish but my favourite so far is the artwork in the raven done by pikomaro.The next story is the masque of the read death. This story is about a plague that kills many people in the Kingdom whose prince Prospero turns his back on them sealing himself and his most faithful within the walls of his castle. The sickness nicknamed the red death the rich believe they have sealed outside and leave the world beyond the castle to fend for itself. This continues for many months with parties and festivities inside and death outside until a masquerade takes place and a person turns up with the visage of a corpse and kills the Prospero and then the others begin to die until no one is left but the red death. The final story in this collection is the fall of the house of Usher. We meet the best friend of Head of the House of Usher, Roderick Usher who is travelling to see his old friend after receiving a letter saying he was suffering from some mental illness and wanted to see his friend once more. He stays with his friend for a long time even helping him to bury his twin sister after her death although he sees his friend slow descend into madness believing he buried his sister while she was still alive. His friend tries to comfort him but is proven right when the walking corpse of his twin comes to take him to, the friend barely manages to escape with his life as the House of Usher literally falls around him. Out of all the stories in this collection my favourite must be the Raven because the art work was beautiful, the language is poetic and very easy to understand and the story itself is a piece of art encompassing so many emotions within. However, my least favourite would be the fall of the House of Usher, mainly because the story was confusing, overly long and I didn’t care for the artwork.
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  • Jodie
    January 1, 1970
    Book ReviewTitle: The Stories of Edgar Allen Poe (Manga Classics)Author: Stacey King, Edgar Allen Poe, Virginia-Nitouhei (Art "The Tell-Tale Heart"), Chagen (Art "The Cask of Amontillado"), Uka Nagao (Art "The Masque... Read Death"), pikomaro (Art "The Raven"), Linus Liu (Art "Fall of the House of Usher"), Man Yiu (Art "Fall of the House of Usher")Genre: Manga/ClassicRating: ****Review: So, like my other reviews in this series I haven’t read anything by Edgar Allen Poe before although I have a v Book ReviewTitle: The Stories of Edgar Allen Poe (Manga Classics)Author: Stacey King, Edgar Allen Poe, Virginia-Nitouhei (Art "The Tell-Tale Heart"), Chagen (Art "The Cask of Amontillado"), Uka Nagao (Art "The Masque... Read Death"), pikomaro (Art "The Raven"), Linus Liu (Art "Fall of the House of Usher"), Man Yiu (Art "Fall of the House of Usher")Genre: Manga/ClassicRating: ****Review: So, like my other reviews in this series I haven’t read anything by Edgar Allen Poe before although I have a vague idea of some of the stories like the tell-tale heart. I have loved all the manga classics I have read so far, and I don’t expect things to change with this one. As this is a collection of stories I am going to review them individually and then sum it up at the end. The first story in the collection is the tell-tale heart and from the artwork on the opening page I can already tell I am going to love this art style. I was also surprised when I saw this for request because all the other classics have been romance based or child friendly except for this collection and Romeo and Juliet. The tell-tale heart is a story told through the perspective of a killer after the fact, we learn of a young man living with an older man neither given names. The younger man is disturbed by the look in the older man eye and decides to kill him for it and puts weeks of planning into the event and when the time comes he kills the older man and gets rid of the body. However, a scream is heard by a neighbour and the police arrive shortly after and the young man in confident that they won’t find anything, but he begins to hear the heartbeat of the older man and it eventually drive him to confess, leading to position he is in at the beginning of the tale.The next story is the cask of Amontillado which I have never heard of before in my life. In this story like the tell-tale heart we meet a man who vows revenge against a man called Fortunato, however, he does this is a cunning way by not changing how he reacts to the man while he plans his demise. He tempts the man with a case of rare wine; amontillado and leads him down into the catacombs beneath his home all the while imploring him to return to making merry but the greedy Fortunato refuses. Eventually he leads to man to a niche wear he chains him and begins to build a wall closing him in and while Fortunato believes it is a joke for a while the harsh reality soon sets in but by then it is too late for him encased with only the dead for company until he himself joins them. We then reach one of Poe’s most famous stories; the Raven. This is a strange story from what I can gather it is about a young man consumed by grief after losing his love named Lenore. In the night a raven comes into his home saying one word nevermore to all the man questions and it ends either with the man dying or coming to terms with the fact that his love is forever lost. Honestly, I didn’t know what to make of it, but it was very interesting to read. By this point in the collection the art styles of the different artists are quite easy to distinguish but my favourite so far is the artwork in the raven done by pikomaro.The next story is the masque of the read death. This story is about a plague that kills many people in the Kingdom whose prince Prospero turns his back on them sealing himself and his most faithful within the walls of his castle. The sickness nicknamed the red death the rich believe they have sealed outside and leave the world beyond the castle to fend for itself. This continues for many months with parties and festivities inside and death outside until a masquerade takes place and a person turns up with the visage of a corpse and kills the Prospero and then the others begin to die until no one is left but the red death. The final story in this collection is the fall of the house of Usher. We meet the best friend of Head of the House of Usher, Roderick Usher who is travelling to see his old friend after receiving a letter saying he was suffering from some mental illness and wanted to see his friend once more. He stays with his friend for a long time even helping him to bury his twin sister after her death although he sees his friend slow descend into madness believing he buried his sister while she was still alive. His friend tries to comfort him but is proven right when the walking corpse of his twin comes to take him to, the friend barely manages to escape with his life as the House of Usher literally falls around him. Out of all the stories in this collection my favourite must be the Raven because the art work was beautiful, the language is poetic and very easy to understand and the story itself is a piece of art encompassing so many emotions within. However, my least favourite would be the fall of the House of Usher, mainly because the story was confusing, overly long and I didn’t care for the artwork.
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    Review originally posted at RabidReads.ca.4.5 starsI saw that Stormi at Books, Movies and Review Oh my! got an Edgar Allan Poe manga for review from NetGalley, I decided I had to have it. I love Edgar Allan Poe and I thought the idea of reading his stories with illustrations would be fun. I was very excited that approved to review it. This is my first manga and my first digital comic. It took me a little bit to figure out the reading order (this book does include instructions on how to read a ma Review originally posted at RabidReads.ca.4.5 starsI saw that Stormi at Books, Movies and Review Oh my! got an Edgar Allan Poe manga for review from NetGalley, I decided I had to have it. I love Edgar Allan Poe and I thought the idea of reading his stories with illustrations would be fun. I was very excited that approved to review it. This is my first manga and my first digital comic. It took me a little bit to figure out the reading order (this book does include instructions on how to read a manga, back to front and right to left).This manga contains five of my favorite Edgar Allen Poe stories, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Mask of the Red Death, The Raven and The Fall of the House of Usher. These are great short stories and one poem. I’m not going to go into the stories. They are Poe. You either know his work or you don’t. He writes some really creepy stories. I think these stories are perfect for a newbie into Poe, as it is some of his best work. I also liked how the manga also included some pages that gave history into Poe and some of his stories.What I really want to focus on is the artwork. I think the artist at Manga Classics did an amazing job with the artwork in this book. It is as creepy as the stories. I think they really brought out the horror and madness of the characters. There is also artwork that isn’t as creepy, because the story didn’t call for creepy in some pictures. They did exactly what the scene required.I highly recommend checking out Manga Classic‘s books. They have some other great works including The Scarlet Letter, Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations and more.Here’s a small sample of the artwork that you will see.**Book was provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley. This review is my opinion and was not requested or provoked in anyway.
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  • Lakhsesis
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC from Netgalley for a honest review. Thanks to Netgalley, the publisher and the author for providing me the free copy of the book. The Stories of Edgar Allen Poe is a collection of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, best known for the mysterious effects he created through his stories, evoking a haunting aura. Manga Classics make an amazing attempt to visualize his stories to the reader.The art of this book of Manga Classics was the best among other graphic novels of Manga Classic I received an ARC from Netgalley for a honest review. Thanks to Netgalley, the publisher and the author for providing me the free copy of the book. The Stories of Edgar Allen Poe is a collection of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, best known for the mysterious effects he created through his stories, evoking a haunting aura. Manga Classics make an amazing attempt to visualize his stories to the reader.The art of this book of Manga Classics was the best among other graphic novels of Manga Classics. It was realistic, and so humane, creating a serious atmosphere and giving emphasis on the creepy settings and deranged characters. Most of the stories were similar, where the narrator is either a victim to his mind, or is an innocent bystander who witnesses a frightening event. The stories give an insight to Poe's own state of mind. The Tell-Tale HeartThis story was the easiest to understand. The narrator appears normal at first, but it gets downhill as the story progresses.The Cask of AmontilladoThis short story was similar to the tell-tale heart, except the narrator here is more composed. The Raven The art of the illustrator was at its best in this story, along with The fall of the usher house. I liked how there were no changes done in the poem, creating a song-like rhythm to the story.The Masque of Red DeathHere, I feel the art fell short to show the exact colors of all the rooms in the castle of the prince, owing to the black and white format. Red Death strangely seems familiar to Plague itself.The Fall of the Usher HouseI liked the portrayal of the setting in this story. The cast of characters was more diverse here.One thing that lacked in this book, was the lack of simplification of the language. It would had been better if the language was understandable, since at times, one felt lost while reading the story, and could only rely on the pictures to understand what's going on. I definitely recommend this to fans of Poe's works.
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    This review can also be found on my blog: https://graphicnovelty2.com/2017/11/1...I am typically not a fan of Manga books, but I was intrigued to read it in comparison to Gareth Hinds’s adaptation of Poe’s work, with both works coming out within months of each other.The Tell-Tale Heart (art by Virginia Nitouhei)- The first story was challenging for me, as I felt the unnamed narrator was too perfect looking (aka Manga-like). But once I got past that, the illustrations told the story very effectiv This review can also be found on my blog: https://graphicnovelty2.com/2017/11/1...I am typically not a fan of Manga books, but I was intrigued to read it in comparison to Gareth Hinds’s adaptation of Poe’s work, with both works coming out within months of each other.The Tell-Tale Heart (art by Virginia Nitouhei)- The first story was challenging for me, as I felt the unnamed narrator was too perfect looking (aka Manga-like). But once I got past that, the illustrations told the story very effectively.The Cask of Amontillado (art by Chagen)- The background of the festival where they two men meet and later the catacombs they enter were well drawn and really gave it a sense of atmosphere. The last page was chilling.The Raven (art by Pikomaro)- The art work in this story is gorgeous. The visions that the narrator has of his lost Lenore were heartbreaking and the last page of the raven with the grieving man was perfect.The Masque of the Red Death (art by Uka Nagao)- This ended up being my least favorite, for the story’s very essence centers around the colors of the rooms and what they represent. The lack of color affected the interpretation and it fell flat.The Fall of the House of Usher (art by Linus Liu & Man Yiu)- I have never been a fan of this story, but the illustrated version of the story elevated it to me. The crumbling estate is aptly drawn and the madness of twins Roderick and Madeline is evident. The sense of impending doom and Gothic despair shine through.This adaptation is the latest in a series of Manga classics, and I would recommend it if you enjoy Manga and already own previous classics from this collection. I would hope that readers would look at Poe’s additional works, if they enjoyed this strong version of five of his short-stories. I received the online book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, and the timing worked out well for me to compare both excellent adaptations of the premier horror writer’s work.
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  • Camille
    January 1, 1970
    I love the Manga Classics series. I think they are an amazing way of allowing younger readers to discover classics (great tool for English teachers too), but also readers who find reading classics difficult but still want to know the stories. To be honest, I belong to neither category, I just like graphic novels. So far, I've read the adaptation of Jane Eyre, Great Expectations, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Les Misérables, the Scarlet Letter, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Jungle I love the Manga Classics series. I think they are an amazing way of allowing younger readers to discover classics (great tool for English teachers too), but also readers who find reading classics difficult but still want to know the stories. To be honest, I belong to neither category, I just like graphic novels. So far, I've read the adaptation of Jane Eyre, Great Expectations, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Les Misérables, the Scarlet Letter, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Jungle Book and Emma. I had already read most of them, the other three I had no intention of reading any time soon so I thought it was a great opportunity to "read" them. I still have two to read from the series.Stacy King and Crystal C. Chan do an absolutely great job at adapting these pieces of literature. Honestly, more people need to know about these. The only reason why I only gave The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe three stars is because I don't really like Poe's stories. I only studied a couple of them at university and wanted to know a bit more so thought the manga version would be a great opportunity. And it was. I can just say now that I'm not a fan of Poe. Each of the stories in the manga are illustrated by a different person, I found that quite good.If you don't know these books, check them out!Note - I received a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to NetGalley and UDON Entertainment.
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  • Jaime
    January 1, 1970
    As I've probably said before, I really enjoy the Manga Classics. I like that they are bringing classic stories to a new medium that might appeal to someone who wouldn't read the original. Plus, it keeps a lot (if not all) of the original text within the stories. The Edgar Allan Poe manga is no exception. These panels bring to life four of his most famous stories and one poem ("The Raven," of course). My only disappointment is that due to Manga panels usually being in black and white the effect o As I've probably said before, I really enjoy the Manga Classics. I like that they are bringing classic stories to a new medium that might appeal to someone who wouldn't read the original. Plus, it keeps a lot (if not all) of the original text within the stories. The Edgar Allan Poe manga is no exception. These panels bring to life four of his most famous stories and one poem ("The Raven," of course). My only disappointment is that due to Manga panels usually being in black and white the effect of the colored rooms in "The Mask of the Red Death" is lost. But other than that, I think this is yet another wonderful Manga Classic with stunning artwork. (Also, the character design of Usher and his friend remind me so much of Sherlock and John that I couldn't deal. I'm staring to think Stacy King is a fan of Sherlock or at least Benedict Cumberbatch.)
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  • J❆sephine (TheSeventhCrow)
    January 1, 1970
    I got this of Netgalley.3.5-4 stars.This is an illustrated collection of some of Poe's works. I enjoyed all but the last one (The Fall of the House of Usher - I couldn't really tell you what I read half the time). The artwork is beautiful and I definitely enjoyed the creepy and strange stories/poems in this collection. I haven't read any of Poe before, and I probably won't look up more of it, but I enjoyed this^^ I was right, though, in that the manga definitely made the works a lot more fun to I got this of Netgalley.3.5-4 stars.This is an illustrated collection of some of Poe's works. I enjoyed all but the last one (The Fall of the House of Usher - I couldn't really tell you what I read half the time). The artwork is beautiful and I definitely enjoyed the creepy and strange stories/poems in this collection. I haven't read any of Poe before, and I probably won't look up more of it, but I enjoyed this^^ I was right, though, in that the manga definitely made the works a lot more fun to read.The artwork was great (I looove manga), the first 4 were interesting/fun/creepy and enjoyable, and apart from the last story just not being for me I have zero complains. I'm so excited to get the Count of Monte Cristo book sooooonnn 😁
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  • Jenny OH
    January 1, 1970
    What more can be said about the work of classic horror author Poe? My eight year old is a big fan of scary fiction (she's already inhaled all of "Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark") so I hoped this graphic version of Poe would be a good introduction to some classics of the genre. She enjoyed all the stories and found the illustrations engaging but sometimes confusing - Poe isn't written for eight year olds, of course, not necessarily in the sense of being too frightening, but she doesn't yet hav What more can be said about the work of classic horror author Poe? My eight year old is a big fan of scary fiction (she's already inhaled all of "Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark") so I hoped this graphic version of Poe would be a good introduction to some classics of the genre. She enjoyed all the stories and found the illustrations engaging but sometimes confusing - Poe isn't written for eight year olds, of course, not necessarily in the sense of being too frightening, but she doesn't yet have all the cultural context to grasp some of what was going on. I especially enjoyed the illustrations for The Mask of the Red Death; I thought these captured the desperation and horror of the story particularly well.
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  • Trina (aNovelReader)
    January 1, 1970
    The artwork on the cover initially attracted me to my first Manga Classic, The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe, but I was completely blown away by the detail in every illustration. The interpretation of each story was impressive. You can tell a lot of research went into this retelling. The book also adds little-known facts about Poe, his writing and his life, which is a nice touch. I look forward to reading more Manga Classics.I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Tara
    January 1, 1970
    Some of Poe's most popular stories are presented in comic book style in this fantastic book. It is set up as a manga, reading right to left. The original text is used, and the illustrations are as creepy and atmospheric as Poe's writing. This will make an excellent addition to any middle school or high school classroom that already reads Poe's work, especially for students who struggle with the language. Any fan of Edgar Allan Poe will enjoy this collection, which includes "The Tell-Tale Heart," Some of Poe's most popular stories are presented in comic book style in this fantastic book. It is set up as a manga, reading right to left. The original text is used, and the illustrations are as creepy and atmospheric as Poe's writing. This will make an excellent addition to any middle school or high school classroom that already reads Poe's work, especially for students who struggle with the language. Any fan of Edgar Allan Poe will enjoy this collection, which includes "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Raven," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Masque of the Red Death," and "The Fall of the House of Usher." *Read via Netgalley
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  • Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This is so spooky and good! I love Edgar Allan Poes work, and this is no exception! Pictures make any book better!
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