- File Size: 6251 KB
- Print Length: 81 pages
- Publisher: Top Five Books (June 3, 2014)
- Publication Date: June 3, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FAVTEMY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,046 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
|Digital List Price:||$1.99|
Save $1.99 (100%)
The Raven (Illustrated) (Top Five Classics Book 14) Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
There are a few other free editions available, I plan to delete this one and try the others.
I gave this 4 stars because I couldn't go lower since it did include the poem; eventually. This freebie has about 70% of someones very indepth thoughts and the rest is the poem. If you need it broken down and have someone elses thoughts included, then this is for you. But if you're just looking for the poem itself..pass.
If you want the poem in its entirety for free, look it up on the computer, where there are many versions of the poem available. But, for God's sake, do not read this and expect to find the poem in an intelligible form.
At least one illustration is repeated twice (locations 374-75 and 376-77), the very first one is rotated 90 degrees. Save yourself a dollar and cents, buy something nice.
This is classic Poe. It's not long. It is tight, straight to the point, and foreboding. And that is not the reason to buy the book.
The book really worth buying because of the classic illustration's by Dore. They are fantastic. They perfectly catch the tone of the poem. In a time before movies, animated cartoons, or TV, these illustrations showed the poem that was being read (probably out loud by an adult). They worked then. They still work.
Your children, your grandchildren, and your siblings will enjoy it as much as you will.
The ebook has been updated and now the typesetting is sensible. The poem is there, and is quite readable. It is preceded by a lengthy commentary, which may or may not be of interest.
Note that the illustrations are still omitted, but lines mark their absence in the text, jarring the flow somewhat.
The poem is now quite readable, but could still be presented better.
After a brief introduction by co-publisher Alex Lubertozzi, the poem is first presented accompanied by 25 beautiful, but really rather haunting vintage illustrations by French artist, Gustave Doré. These ethereal and remarkably evocative engravings first published by Harper & Brothers in 1884 surely seem all the more supernaturally charged by the fact that the artist died soon after completing them.
The only catch really, is that stopping to view all those deliciously spooky works of art is a bit of a distraction from the natural flow of the poem itself. But never fear! The Raven is of course, just waiting to quoth "Never more" again and again, as you are obliged to read the mournful tale a second time.
And believe me, that second reading actually makes the poem seem even more vivid and riveting without the illustrations. Perhaps because all those wonderfully spooky images are still so fresh in your mind, making Poe's immortal tribute to long lost loves come all the more alive. And all while goading the reader to ponder the heart wrenching emptiness and finality of death, just as Poe himself was so often forced to experience it.
So perhaps even more interesting for me, is the last part of the book, which is a detailed biography of the author. Such a sad character, that po old Poe! Seriously though, the guy really had it rough.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved it it was amazing, I loved everything about it. I should read this every day because it's so good.Published 12 days ago by Chiefmoose
Liked it very much. Facilitateso the reading by explaining difficult words.Published 18 days ago by Guillermo Ferrada Vicuña
This is a lovely version of a classic story. The illustrations are lovely.Published 2 months ago by Kita
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Regional & Cultural > United States
- Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Themes & Styles > Love Poems
- Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Literature & Fiction
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > American
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Love & Erotica