The Raven – Edgar Allan Poe

The RavenThe Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love this poem and have done since reading it as a child.

Unfortunately the phrase ‘You get what you pay for’ is particularly relevant when it comes to the free Kindle version of this poem. Through some glitch or another the poem is published 3 times, only one of them readable (the others being a line of poetry then someones name or still containing the [illustration] tags). Unfortunately the formatting is poor for that too so that, instead of a stanza’d poem, you get several paragraphs of prose. Fortunately Poe’s original work is so well structured and apparent that it is at least readable.

I think a trip to a bookshop to find an illustrated, properly printed edition is on the cards…

(N.B. The cover shown on this site is not the same as the Kindle version I downloaded)

Poem Rating *****
Edition Rating ***
Overall ****

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