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On the 150th anniversary of artist Arthur Rackham's birth, a gorgeous hardcover--the only one in print--of his delightfully spooky illustrated edition of the tales of Poe. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY CHILDREN'S CLASSICS.
Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the golden age of British book illustration, known for his richly imagined fantasy illustrations of fairy tales and other children's books. Known as "The Dean of Fairyland," he developed what has been described as a fusion of Nordic style with Japanese woodblock traditions. His illustrated Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1935, contains a selection of twenty-five of Poe's best stories, including "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Gold-Bug," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Pit and the Pendulum." Our beautiful Children's Classics hardcover edition, with Rackham's inventive full-color and black-and-white illustrations, makes an irresistible gift for fans of all ages.
About the Author
Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was born in Lewisham, England, and studied at the Lambeth School of Art. Among his best-known illustrations are the ones he created for Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Grimm's Fairy Tales, J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, and Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. His income from his book illustrations was augmented by annual exhibitions of his artwork, including one at the Louvre in Paris in 1914. Rackham won a gold medal at the Milan International Exhibition in 1906 and another at the Barcelona International Exposition in 1912.