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Monday, October 30, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
645 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, #100
Washington, DC 20003


Get ready for an evening of spooky tales with Gareth Hinds' graphic novel adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's best-known stories and poems. Adults and younger readers alike will get shivers down their spines!

In "The Cask of Amontillado," a man exacts revenge on a disloyal friend at carnival, luring him into catacombs below the city. In "The Masque of the Red Death," a prince shielding himself from plague hosts a doomed party inside his abbey stronghold. A prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, faced with a swinging blade and swarming rats, can’t see his tormentors in "The Pit and the Pendulum," and in "The Tell-Tale Heart," a milky eye and a deafening heartbeat reveal the effects of conscience and creeping madness. Alongside these tales are visual interpretations of three poems — "The Raven," "The Bells," and Poe’s poignant elegy to lost love, "Annabel Lee." The seven concise graphic narratives, keyed to thematic icons, amplify and honor the timeless legacy of a master of gothic horror.

About the author: Gareth Hinds is the acclaimed creator of the graphic novels Macbeth, The Odyssey, Beowulf, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, and King Lear. Gareth Hinds lives near Washington, D.C.

Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763695095
Availability: Available from Our Distributor (5+ days shipping)
Published: Candlewick - August 1st, 2017