The Raven's Tale

The Raven's Tale

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Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe's plans to escape his foster family, begin classes at the prestigious new university, and marry his beloved Elmira Royster go awry when a macabre Muse appears with a request
Publisher: New York, NY : Amulet Books, 2019
ISBN: 9781419733628
Branch Call Number: YF Wint
Characteristics: pages cm

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Hillsboro_JulieB May 21, 2019

I tend to think of Edgar Allan Poe as the fully-formed poet and author, so reading about him as a teenager on the verge of manhood (and authorhood) was refreshing. Young Edgar Allan Poe struggles with embracing his dark muse, a macabre manifestation whom he names Lenore. He’s torn between his passion for his art, the need for money, and getting his foster father’s support. This is a dramatic, darkly fantastical tale mixing imagination and history which both old and new fans of the poet will enjoy. I especially enjoyed the bits of Poe’s verses which accentuated the drama of his character and lent a brooding romanticism to the story.

DCLteens Apr 25, 2019

A Must-Read Young Adult pick. Everyone knows Edgar Allan Poe—now it’s time to meet the Muse who inspired him. Not to mention this cover is to die for!

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