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 artfrom 1920s aviation gear to elaborate musical instrumentscreating 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!
Praise For Steampunk: Poe…
James Floyd Kelly, Wired
“If you’ve read little to nothing of Edgar Allan Poe, this hardback collection is a nice introduction to a good mix of his styles (comedy, horror, detective). And the text has not been edited — you’ll find Poe’s typical style of writing that often involves sentences that can run into almost complete paragraph-length descriptions…My steampunk library grows constantly, and while there are many books on my shelf that I’ve enjoyed over the years, only a small number exist that I’ll reach for in years to come for a re-read. Steampunk Poe is one of those.”
Teen Librarian's Toolbox
"The marriage of Poe and steampunk is genius; if ever there was a writer that fit right in with the steampunk genre it would be Poe… 4 Stars"
“Basic and Sumberac find details that inspire atmospheric steampunk images…lavishly coloured and stylized…”
Running Press Kids, 9780762441921, 263pp.
Publication Date: October 4, 2011