Three (Classic) Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Three Stories by Edgar Allan Poe is the subtitle for Poe Illustrated, the upcoming addition to our Adapted Classics collection. (We inserted (classic) above to remind you they are all “classic” stories). We feel we need to mention the subtitle of our Poe Illustrated since there are other Poe Illustrated books out there. I believe all of them are “graphic stories”, identical to” graphic novels” in structure. If so, that sets them apart from all the stories we publish in our Adapted Classics collection.

In our collection, we fit illustrations to complete (though slightly modified) narratives of the classic stories we select for adaptation. In structure, our stories are more like novels of the 19th-century, such as, for instance, all of Charles Dicken’s novels. We only illustrate certain scenes in our adapted classic stories, although many more than you’ll find in those illustrated novels. Most of our stories contain roughly 30 pages of narrative and 14 illustrations. To our knowledge, no other publisher takes this approach when adapting classic literature. However, we wouldn’t bet on that. We confess—we have never performed market analysis, so we really don’t know.

Here’s an illustration from Hop-Frog, an edgy Edgar Allan Poe story included in Poe Illustrated.

Hop-Frog, main character in Adapted Classics collection of classic stories for middle-school readers
Hop-Frog the court jester hobbles down the castle stairs

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