His Hideous Heart: Book summary and reviews of His Hideous Heart by Ed. Dahlia Adler

His Hideous Heart

13 of Edgar Allan Poe's Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined

by Ed. Dahlia Adler

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His Hideous Heart by Ed. Dahlia Adler
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2019
    480 pages
    Genre: Short Stories/Essays

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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 Edgar Allan Poe's classic tales, and how they've been brought to life in 13 unique and unforgettable ways.

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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"A refreshing assortment of diverse voices and contemporary themes ensures there's something for everyone in this delightful compilation." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Diversity in race, gender identity, and sexuality is well represented. As a bonus, all of the original stories and poems are included. Poe's ghost happily haunts this fresh, delightfully dark collection." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Heartbreaking, thrilling, gruesome, and gorgeous: these stories will delight longtime Poe fans just as much as readers who haven't read the classics." - Beth Revis, author of Give the Dark My Love and Star Wars: Rebel Rising

"Beautiful, haunting, and wickedly clever, His Hideous Heart digs deep into the essence of Poe's legendary works and ingeniously reanimates them for modern readers." - Cat Winters, author of The Raven's Tale and In the Shadow of Blackbirds

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Dahlia Adler (editor) is an associate editor of mathematics by day, a contributor to the B&N Teen Blog by night, and a writer of kissing books at every spare moment in between. She lives in New York with her family.

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