Monday, December 19, 2011

Steampunk Poe

Edgar Allan Poe and Steampunk.  Seems like an unlikely pair.  But the more I think about it, the more it makes sense.  Poe's tales were primarily set in the Victorian Era when the industrial revolution was at full swing. 

It's takes no small stretch of the imagination to envision Poe's stories and characters being surrounded by the machinations of Steampunk as it too is set in the Victorian Era.

That's the premise behind Running Press's new Steampunk Poe book with illustrations by Zdenko Basic and Manuel Sumberac.  

The new hardbound book collects some of Poe's most chilling stories and poems complemented by eerie, dark and retro high-tech illustrations.  I especially like The Tell-Tale Heart, The Murders In The Rue Morgue and The Spectacles illustrations. You'll never think of Poe's stories the same way again after reading this book.

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