The Raven: Tales and Poems

January 19, 2020

The Raven: Tales and Poems

Welcome to Boz's Book Club! Boz is Bookstonian's mascot and a constant reader. He's named after Charles Dicken's pseudonym used in writing Sketches By Boz. Each month, Boz will make his book of the month selection. For January 2020, he chose The Raven: Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe.

The literary genius was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Our store opened on Poe's birthday four years ago. Since then, we have greatly expanded our selection of literary products. You'll find our merch at The Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia and at book festivals and retailers. We are also on Etsy.

This first edition of The Review pays tribute to Poe and his master works. He was a Poelific Writer, pardoning the pun.  He penned novels, poems, critical reviews, essays, and short stories. He amassed an impressive collection of work by the time he died at age 40 on October 7, 1849 in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Poe is considered the father of the modern detective story and has inspired many writers captivated by his imaginative story telling and tales of mystery and macabre.

Book Review

By William Weger

The Raven: Tales and Poems demonstrates the sheer power and imagination with which Poe probed the darkest corners of the human mind.

Filmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series that includes Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. These creepy covers are simply stunning!

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