I was first introduced to this illustrative book of Edgar Allen Poe short stories when I was in middle school. Even to this day, I still remember my fascination with the morbid tales. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a book of some of Poe’s most notable horror stories, with accompanying drawings by Gris Grimly.
My favorite story in this book is “The Black Cat,” a classic and one of his most well-known publications, aside from “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” The illustrations by Grimly really bring the stories to life, even more so than Poe’s words do.
If you’re as much of a fan of Poe as I am (or just generally enjoy dark stories), I suggest purchasing this book, as it is my favorite one from any of his collections. You can purchase it through Amazon or Barnes & Noble if you’re interested.