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The Raven (Illustrated) (Top Five Classics) [Kindle Edition]

Edgar Allan Poe , Gustave Doré
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (507 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This Top Five Classics illustrated edition of Edgar Allan Poe's THE RAVEN includes:

• All 25 illustrations by Gustave Doré for Harper & Brothers' 1884 edition
• An informative Introduction
• A detailed Biography of Edgar Allan Poe
• The illustrated version and text-only version of the full poem

No poem has ever received the kind of immediate and overwhelming response that Poe's "The Raven" did when it first appeared in the New York Evening Mirror on January 29, 1845. It made Poe an overnight sensation (though his great fame never brought him much wealth) and the poem, a powerfully haunting elegy to lost love, remains one of the most beloved and recognizable verses in the English language. The illustrations that accompany this Top Five Classics edition are reproductions of the renowned French artist Gustave Doré's steel-plate engravings created for Harper & Brothers' 1884 release of THE RAVEN. It would be Doré's last commission as he died shortly after completing the 25 illustrations in January 1883. His illustrations would become famous in their own right, evoking as they do the lyrical and mystical air of Poe's masterpiece.


Product Details

  • File Size: 5307 KB
  • Print Length: 59 pages
  • Publisher: Top Five Books (November 21, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FAVTEMY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,905 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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70 of 73 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm sure a better version is available May 2, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
I wanted to reread The Raven and so downloaded this book. The good news is it does have the entire poem--which I read and enjoyed. The bad news is I had to page through 66% of the manuscript (to location 271) to find it. The first two thirds is a commentary which I cannot fairly review as I did not read it. Finally after the poem are a number of poorly formatted pages with mostly just numbers and snippets of the poem. All in all a very poor edition of a very great work.

There are a few other free editions available, I plan to delete this one and try the others.
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Raven 5 stars.. March 14, 2010
By Jessss
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The Raven is an awesome poem and one that will be used by teachers for decades to come for students to ponder over.

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.
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68 of 78 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Crap! July 7, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is totally worthless. It consists of various verses of the poem, followed by a person's name (presumably the person who downloaded the verse). Then, for example, the next verse is not even included. Then the third. Then a portion of the fourth. Etc. (I memorized the poem in high school, so I recognize missing portions thereof.) After the "poem" (in snippets), is a lengthy analysis of the poem, then an analysis of poetry in general, then poor analyses of other poems, etc.--all of which is totally useless and confusing.

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.

AVOID!!
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Pleasure To Read! August 27, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have always enjoyed reading Poe, and felt happy that his books are now coming to Kindly. The publisher is to be commended for making these classic books available on the Kindle platform.

I read the whole book in a single sitting and, as always, enjoyed the stories. Poe has a special gift of storytelling. Anyone who loves to read classical writings will enjoy this book very much.

In case you have not developed a taste for classical writings, I suggest that you begin with this book and you will soon be hunting for other classical writers.

*** Highly Recommended!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Raven November 13, 2013
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This is not the raven, even though it does have the poem at the beginning. I thought it was the full book, it is only a 2 chapter excerpt.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aussie bookworm Review September 10, 2013
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I am not big into Poetry, I can't rhyme and I always failed in poetry classes, I am just not that creative. But that is the beauty of Art, If you can't create you can enjoy someones work of art. The Raven was the first poem that I have ever read that I wasn't forced to, I loved it from It's creepy story line to the beautiful haunting words. Even though it is one of my favorite poems, I don't have a copy of it anywhere of course I could Google it, but I really loved the cover of this copy as well as now I will always have a copy on my kindle to treasure. I highly recommend this poem to everyone, It is amazing and Free at the moment on Amazon.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars very poor piece of formatting - save your dollar October 24, 2010
By OZ
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This book is really poorly formatted. The biggest by far part of the book is Commentary on the poem (even comes before the poem itself). The Raven is formatted oddly with an indent at the start of each verse and then left-justified till the end of it (so no visible spacing between verses, and the final verse is not indented as well). The illustrations are where the real disaster starts - they are extremely low contrast (I have recent kindle dx and newspaper pictures beat the ones in this book with their eyes closed, I won't even mention 'screensaver' pictures) and what's more important - each illustration is at its own page, and then there is a quote, which the pic is supposed to illustrate *on a page of its own*. So it looks like: whole page is taken with gray rectangle of uncertain features, you flip a page and see a line from the poem and the rest is white!
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.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as advertised November 14, 2013
By Pam
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Disappointed because it didn't have the features mentioned promised in the write-up and was in fact a promotion for a different book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic
I liked it. Short but good. Difficult to understand at times but it was still a good read. The illustrations were good too.
Published 4 days ago by Andrew E. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars always a favorite
I am a huge Edgar Allan Poe fan, and having this poem in a ebook format make me happy. I also appreciated the preview of Mrs.Poe at the end. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Kimberley Buelow
4.0 out of 5 stars Poe is timeless
I have always been a fan of Poe. I really enjoyed this, even though I had read these in the past.
Published 6 days ago by Anita Sawicki
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
The blurb takes longer to read than the actual poem, but there is a reason it is among the greatest poems ever written. It is brilliantly written.
Published 7 days ago by Cammo
4.0 out of 5 stars book
Free book from amazon. Haven't read it yet, but have checked it out. Good download as far as I can tell. It is nice to be able to get a free book now and them.
Published 10 days ago by Penny
4.0 out of 5 stars My Interest is Captured
The author has created a story which could conceivably be the the inspiration of Poe 's epic poem. My Interest to read the entire story has definitely been captured. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Carol & Keith Edholm
2.0 out of 5 stars Curiosity for the raven
Wow, this extract convinces me to read more about Mrs. Poe, absolutely intriguing. Cannot wait to read the rest. :)
Published 12 days ago by Jade Kylander
3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK.
Turns out that besides being The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe it is also an advertisement for a book. I was not expecting that so I only gave it three stars.
Published 13 days ago by Linda
4.0 out of 5 stars Yeah
It was a great read. but frankly could be a lot longer. Always loved Poe. I'm happy I read it.
Published 13 days ago by Kelsey Kaotic
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful as always
I have always Loved this poem for over thirty years. Any time I read It the words flow so smoothly
Published 16 days ago by Matthew Brien
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