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These simplified and shortened retellings make great literary classics accessible. Each remains faithful to the original text in the treatment of the story.Ages 8+196x130mm160pp


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These simplified and shortened retellings make great literary classics accessible. Each remains faithful to the original text in the treatment of the story.Ages 8+196x130mm160pp

36 review for Tales Of Mystery And Imagination

  1. 4 out of 5

    Christina Pilkington

    I had wanted to introduced my eleven year olds to Poe's writing, so we read this book of retellings of Poe's most famous stories. My kids really enjoyed this book, especially my son! Obviously, it's not going to be the same thing as reading the original stories, but I still think they were a good introduction to Poe's stories for younger readers.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Nhi Nguyễn

    I have a tradition starting from 2018 of reading Edgar Allan Poe’s books during Halloween each year. And this year, I have chosen this book for my Halloween read. It is a collection of retold Poe’s short stories, so of course it is not as good as other collections of Poe’s original stories. This collection has 2 stories that were new to me, which are “Manuscript Found in a Bottle” and “Metzengerstein”, In my opinion, they are not as good as other Poe’s short stories that I have known before. How I have a tradition starting from 2018 of reading Edgar Allan Poe’s books during Halloween each year. And this year, I have chosen this book for my Halloween read. It is a collection of retold Poe’s short stories, so of course it is not as good as other collections of Poe’s original stories. This collection has 2 stories that were new to me, which are “Manuscript Found in a Bottle” and “Metzengerstein”, In my opinion, they are not as good as other Poe’s short stories that I have known before. However, being a massive Poe’s fan, I’m still glad that I got the chance to discover more Poe’s works through this collection. Overall, it was a solid 3-star read, perfect for this spooky season.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jess

    A decent retelling of the Poe stories with some nice pictures. The language was simplified and easy to understand without losing a lot of the story. Even though it wasn't exactly Poe it still did have the suspenseful feeling of him. Allan did a good job of what could have been a disaster

  4. 4 out of 5

    Urmi Chow

    In general, the stories were not to my expectations after I read the introduction of this book depicting the short stories as suspensful, haunting, etc... The beginings of Edgar's stories start off interstingly but they finish quite abruptly with horrible endings that make no sense to me or they finish quite ordinarily with no twists that make you want to know more.The pacing of the stories seem rushed as if the author was looking to quickly be done with it and because of that it ruins the spook In general, the stories were not to my expectations after I read the introduction of this book depicting the short stories as suspensful, haunting, etc... The beginings of Edgar's stories start off interstingly but they finish quite abruptly with horrible endings that make no sense to me or they finish quite ordinarily with no twists that make you want to know more.The pacing of the stories seem rushed as if the author was looking to quickly be done with it and because of that it ruins the spooky vibe you may feel when you start reading them. But then again, how else can you proceed if you want to keep your story brief but at the same time entertaining for the mind? The mask of red death: WTF where did the dude with the red mask come from + no suspense with his arrival. Manuscript found in a bottle: Ghost ships?!? + The story went nowhere but down a whirl pool. The pit and the pendulum: Actually not a bad, but the ending sucked. The telltale heart: The main character is very... Metzengerstein: I would have liked to know more about the horse, but still a good story. The gold bug: I wished that the author would have shared the findinds of William before. The fall of the house of usher: I liked it, too bad it was short... If Poe further developped some of these stories, they would have been much more enjoyable to read, but then again, these are short stories to be enjoyed only very briefly.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Alcare91

    I first read this when I was 11 years old. It was good as an introduction to Edgar Allan Poe for a child because of the simplicity of the language, but I would recommend the original text to everybody else. There is something in Poe's words and narrative style that gets lost when you simplify the text.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Slow Man

    atmospheric. my first taste of Poe.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Elishrae

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mohamad El-Refai

  9. 4 out of 5

    Angela Chrich

  10. 4 out of 5

    Mathspy Terabithian

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sidra

  12. 4 out of 5

    MaRia

  13. 4 out of 5

    Susannah Quinsee

  14. 4 out of 5

    Appu V

  15. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea Hagen

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ivy

  17. 5 out of 5

    BookDB

  18. 4 out of 5

    Paul Hosty

  19. 5 out of 5

    Libby Shaw

  20. 4 out of 5

    Faizal Reza

  21. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Smith

  22. 5 out of 5

    Afril

  23. 4 out of 5

    EISP Library

  24. 5 out of 5

    Mackenzie

  25. 4 out of 5

    Berkay

  26. 5 out of 5

    Troy Gilchrist

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

  28. 4 out of 5

    Edward Kim

  29. 4 out of 5

    Madison

  30. 4 out of 5

    Helen

  31. 4 out of 5

    Julia Mesrobian

  32. 5 out of 5

    Irsyadhaniymail.com

  33. 4 out of 5

    Vicki

  34. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Cross

  35. 4 out of 5

    OngFamily

  36. 5 out of 5

    Michael Atchison

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