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If you mixed clockwork gears, parasols, and air balloons with Edgar Allan Poe, what might you get? Steampunk: Poe! this is often the 1st assortment ever of Poe tales illustrated with the impression of steampunk. working Press adolescents has chosen essentially the most well known, exciting, and remarkable tales and poems by way of the vintage nineteenth century American author whose literary expertise keeps to open the brain to numerous interpretations.

Every Poe tale and poems is totally illustrated with steampunk-inspired art—from Nineteen Twenties aviation apparatus to problematic musical instruments—creating a clean standpoint on his paintings containing extraordinary characters of madmen and secret. simply in time for Halloween, Steampunk: Poe is the ideal vintage horror selection with a haunting steampunk twist!

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