Early Review – Tales of the Macabre by Edgar Allan Poe, Illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe

October 26, 2012 Bonnie Adult, Book Reviews, Early Review, Read in 2012 1 Comment

I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Early Review – Tales of the Macabre by Edgar Allan Poe, Illustrated by Benjamin LacombeTales of the Macabre by Benjamin Lacombe (Illustrator), Edgar Allan Poe
Published by Archaia Entertainment on November 27th 2012
Pages: 224
Genres: Poetry
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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Also by this author: The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven

five-stars

 

A luxurious edition of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s best works, lavishly illustrated with macabre style by Benjamin Lacombe. From The Black Cat and the Tell Tale Heart to The Fall of the House of Usher, along with Charles Baudelaire’s essay on Poe’s life and works.

 

 

The cover of this collection caught my eye on Netgalley and I actually wanted to check it out before I even knew that Poe was involved. Once I knew that though, I was sold. This was a fantastic collection of macabre stories from the illustrious Edgar Allan Poe. Stories included are: Berenice, The Black Cat, The Island of the Fay, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Oval Portrait, Morella, and Ligeia. This was a real treat for me as I hadn’t read any of these except for The Fall of the House of Usher. There was also an essay written by Charles Baudelaire on Poe’s life and works. In addition to these short stories there are fantastic illustrations from Benjamin Lacombe that (if possible) managed to make the stories even creepier. This is one collection that I would love to own. I loved the illustrations and love Poe, it’s a fantastic combination.

The fact that Benjamin is a fan of Tim Burton is definitely evident in his personal works. You can even find a depiction of Edward Scissorhands he’s done which I love. I highly recommend checking out his website, it’s is well worth the visit to check out his other works. Amazing, to say the least.

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One Response to “Early Review – Tales of the Macabre by Edgar Allan Poe, Illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe”

  1. Giselle

    Ooh so cool! I have never read an Edgar Allan Poe book! Only retellings. And I love anything Tim Burton, so just that fact would make me enjoy it–I love the examples you put in!

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