His Hideous Heart: Thirteen of Edgar Allan Poe's Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined
His Hideous Heart: Thirteen of Edgar Allan Poe's Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined
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Annotation: Thirteen of Poe's terrifying works are reimagined in new and unexpected ways for modern readers. Poe's own stories are included, so readers can compare.
Catalog Number: #194741
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2019
Edition Date: 2019
Pages: viii, 470 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-250-30277-3
ISBN 13: 978-1-250-30277-9
Dewey: Fic
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
In Adler's inclusive anthology, 13 YA authors honor Edgar Allan Poe's pioneering work in mystery, horror, and science fiction with retellings that emphasize diverse characters, settings, and genres. The most effective stories keep the spirit and themes of Poe's originals while doing something entirely unique. Tessa Gratton, in "Night-Tide," keeps the dreamy anguish of "Annabelle Lee" but reimagines the romance as between two girls summering at a seaside resort. Two authors retell Poe's C. Auguste Dupin mysteries with vastly different styles: Emily Lloyd-Jones sets her take on "The Purloined Letter" in a technologically advanced future in which the titular letter is an implanted ID, while Rin Chupeco's urban fantasy rendition of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is peppered with Filipinx LGBTQ+ slang. Tiffany Jackson's "It's Carnival!" ("The Cask of Amontillado") and Stephanie Kuehn's "Happy Days, Sweetheart" ("The Tell-Tale Heart") are straightforward but satisfying female-­centered revenge stories. Several popular authors have stand-out stories in this anthology, and Poe's original tales are reprinted at the back. Poe fans new and old will find stories to appreciate here.
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Reading Level: 6.0
Interest Level: 7-12

Thirteen of YA's most celebrated names reimagine Edgar Allan Poe's most surprising, unsettling, and popular tales for a new generation. Edgar Allan Poe may be a hundred and fifty years beyond this world, but the themes of his beloved works have much in common with modern young adult fiction. Whether the stories are familiar to readers or discovered for the first time, readers will revel in both Edgar Allan Poe's classic tales, and in the 13 unique and unforgettable ways that they've been brought to life. Contributors include Dahlia Adler (reimagining "Ligeia"), Kendare Blake ("Metzengerstein"), Rin Chupeco ("The Murders in the Rue Morgue"), Lamar Giles ("The Oval Portrait"), Tessa Gratton ("Annabel Lee"), Tiffany D. Jackson ("The Cask of Amontillado"), Stephanie Kuehn ("The Tell-Tale Heart"), Emily Lloyd-Jones ("The Purloined Letter"), amanda lovelace ("The Raven"), Hillary Monahan ("The Masque of the Red Death"), Marieke Nijkamp ("Hop-Frog"), Caleb Roehrig ("The Pit and the Pendulum"), and Fran Wilde ("The Fall of the House of Usher").

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