Classics Illustrated No. 20 The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe


Classics Illustrated No. 20 The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

Presents a masterpiece of horror, Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher delves the dark depths of the subconscious and traces the hidden terrors of the human soul. Comics legends Jay Geldhof (Grendel, Wonder Woman) and P. Craig Russell (Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, Sandman, Superman, Star Wars) bring their dark sensibilities to this masterpiece of literature.

About the Author

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 49), was born in Boston, USA. His parents were actors but both suffered from tuberculosis and died in 1811. The two-year-old Edgar was taken in by John Allan, a wealthy merchant – hence the middle name. He had a very happy childhood as the only child of a rich family. He did well at school, especially in languages and athletics. In 1926 Edgar went to the University of Virginia. In his first term her did no work, spending his time on wine, women and song! He had a huge row with his step-father and ran away to join the army. A few years later Mrs Allan begged her husband to find him and make up the quarrel. This happened but the two men never managed to have a good relationship again. When his wife died, John Allan remarried and his new wife hated Edgar. So, by 1831 he was out in the world, alone and broke.

Edgar was by now writing poetry but with little success. He did find a new family, an aunt and married her fourteen-year-old daughter...

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56 pages


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Publication date

11th May 2015



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