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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Steampunk Poe Illustrated by Zdenko Basic and Manuel Sumberac

Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Hardcover: 264 pages
Publisher: Running Press Kids (October 4, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0762441925
ISBN-13: 978-0762441921

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If you combined clockwork gears, parasols, and air balloons with Edgar Allan Poe, what would you get? Steampunk: Poe! This is the first collection ever of Poe stories illustrated with the influence of steampunk. Running Press Teens has selected some of the most popular, thrilling, and memorable stories and poems by the classic 19th century American writer whose literary talent continues to open the mind to countless interpretations.

Every Poe story and poems is fully illustrated with steampunk-inspired art—from 1920s aviation gear to elaborate musical instruments—creating a fresh perspective on his work containing bizarre characters of madmen and mystery. Just in time for Halloween, Steampunk: Poe is the perfect classic horror choice with a haunting steampunk twist!

My thoughts:
When I first picked this book up I expected it to be Edgar Allan Poe stories retold with a Steampunk twist, but really it's just Edgar Allan Poe's most popular stories and poems with a Steampunk atmosphere. 
The freaking art in this book blows my mind. 
It's so incredible. 
I'm a huge Edgar Allan Poe fan so I was so excited about getting this book. 
The entire book is beautiful. The Steampunk twist on everything is very interesting and absolutely perfect.
The pictures for The Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven are my favorites. 
But really, I could literally just sit there all day and look at all the pictures. 

Any fan of Poe's work will love this book. It's definitely a must-have on your bookshelf (:

Next I can't wait to get my hands on Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin, a retelling of the original story by Edgar Allan Poe. 


  1. O! That sounds really good- Poe and Steampunk.

  2. That sounds so awesome!! I actually almost bought a leather bound collection of Poe the other day. I would love to see illustrations to go with some of his most popular works. :)

  3. Love Poe, I bet these illustrations are amazing!! :D

  4. I'm a huge Poe fan, as well as steampunk genre. I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list! Thanks for the great review!

  5. Why haven't I heard of this before? It looks so wow wow. Thanks for the review.


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