During a dark night in December, a man sits in his room sadly thinking about his lost love, Lenore. Suddenly, he hears a tapping on the door, but no one is there. The noise moves to the window and the man opens it, only to see an ominous raven. The raven only has one thing to say and, as the night goes on, his haunting call of "Nevermore" begins to make the man more and more paranoid. This unabridged version of Edgar Allan Poe's eerie poem, first published in 1884, is accompanied by Gustave Doré's stunning woodcut illustrations.
An indispensable collection of the work of one of the 19th century's most compelling and original poets, this comprehensive edition contains all of Edgar Allan Poe's poetry and three most important essays. Reissued to coincide with the release of a major Hollywood film of the same title, it exposes Poe's diversity and genius, from breathtakingly seductive beauty of "To Helen" to the claustrophobic horror of "The Raven." Unique in that it features the poetry of a writer more famous for his fiction, this book proves that Poe's work runs deeper than the American gothic genre.