Certain types of literature readily invite gorgeous complementary artwork. Classic fairy tales, for instance, have attracted some magnificent illustrations over the centuries. But arguably the most haunting art for literary-literature is that accompanying the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Nearly a century after Harry Clarke’s remarkable 1919 illustrations and shortly after the stunning graphic novel for Lou Reed’s adaptation of The Raven, French artist Benjamin Lacombe illustrated Poe’s Tales of the Macabre in his signature style of gentle, eerie, endlessly evocative large-eyed creatures.
Sample illustration below and link to the book.
By Maria Popova from her Brain Pickings blog
Don't forget to check out my Poe Literature unit plan on TPT for $5.00
Worth every cent if you're studying the master of the macabre this year!
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My Blurb for the unit.
This is my new Gothic Horror unit featuring Edgar Allan Poe (Tales of Terror) to be downloaded onto TPT. This unit not only includes a Blooms literature unit plan for three of Poe's greatest tales (The Murder in the ru Morgue, The Fall of the House of Usher and The Pit and the Pendulum) but also contains teaching ideas for Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, Bram Stoker's The Jewel of the Seven Stars and also Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.
This TPT download (for a mere $5.00) is 125 pages of great teaching ideas, loads of easy to use printables, photos of student work samples (like everything I put on TPT it has been used by me in a classroom and works. If it doesn't work I don't include it or don't post it) and lots of higher order thinking and creative ideas.