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The Raven - (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) by Gustave Dore & Edgar Allan Poe (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 64

Genre: Art

Sub-Genre: Individual Artists

Series Title: Dover Fine Art, History of Art

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Dover Publications

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Gustave Dore & Edgar Allan Poe

Language: English

Street Date: April 25, 1996
TCIN: 77717840
UPC: 9780486290720
Item Number (DPCI): 247-59-9214
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



All 27 of Doré's masterly engravings from a rare 19th-century edition of Poe's celebrated poem. Apposite quotations from the poem printed on facing pages; complete text also included. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.



Book Synopsis



In Gustave Doré, one of the most prolific and successful book illustrators of the late 19h century, Edgar Allan Poe's renowned poem The Raven found perhaps its most perfect artistic interpreter. Doré's dreamlike, otherworldly style, tinged with melancholy, seems ideally matched to the bleak despair of Poe's celebrated work, among the most popular American poems ever written.
This volume reprints all 26 of Doré's detailed, masterly engravings from a rare 19th-century edition of the poem. Relevant lines from the poem are printed on facing pages and the complete text is also included. Admirers of Doré will find ample evidence here of his characteristic ability to capture the mood and meaning of a work of literature in striking imagery; lovers of The Raven will delight in seeing its mournful musing on love and loss given dramatic pictorial form.
A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.



From the Back Cover



In Gustave Doré, one of the most prolific and successful book illustrators of the late 19h century, Edgar Allan Poe's renowned poem The Raven found perhaps its most perfect artistic interpreter. Doré's dreamlike, otherworldly style, tinged with melancholy, seems ideally matched to the bleak despair of Poe's celebrated work, among the most popular American poems ever written.
This volume reprints all 26 of Doré's detailed, masterly engravings from a rare 19th-century edition of the poem. Relevant lines from the poem are printed on facing pages and the complete text is also included. Admirers of Doré will find ample evidence here of his characteristic ability to capture the mood and meaning of a work of literature in striking imagery; lovers of The Raven will delight in seeing its mournful musing on love and loss given dramatic pictorial form.
A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.



About the Author



French illustrator Gustave Doré (1833-83) began his prolific career at the age of 15, and his dramatic engravings have exercised an incalculable influence over latter-day artists. The remarkable scope of his work ranges from Milton, Dante, and the Bible to Rabelais, Shakespeare, and street scenes of 19th-century London.
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