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Gustave Doré

Gustave Doré

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  • Doré's Illustrations for Don Quixote

    ·4.57·153 Ratings
    "His Don Quixote … from its first to its last page [is] a marvel of imagination, poetry, sentiment, and sarcasm. . . . People still speak of it only as 'Doré's Don Quixote'." — Life and Reminiscences of Gustave DoréDoré himself had something of Qui
  • The Doré Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy

    ·4.28·3,651 Ratings
    Gustave Doré (1832–83) was perhaps the most successful illustrator of the nineteenth century. His Doré Bible was a treasured possession in countless homes, and his best-received works continued to appear through the years in edition after edition. His
  • The Doré Bible Illustrations

    ·4.51·225 Ratings
    Nowhere but in the Bible were dramatic textual material and the artistry of Gustave Doré more perfectly matched. The Book of Books seemed to unleash a new power of creation in Doré not apparent in his previous work. In the Creation scenes, the horrifyin
  • Doré's Illustrations for "Paradise Lost"

    ·4.59·236 Ratings
    Gustave Doré's Romantic style of illustration, supremely imaginative and richly detailed, was ideally suited to literary subjects. His wood-engraved illustrations for John Milton's monumental epic poem Paradise Lost, recounting mankind's fall from the gr
  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    ·3.93·41,470 Ratings
    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (originally "The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere") is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797–98 and published in 1798 in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads. Modern editions use
  • Doré's London: All 180 Illustrations from London, A Pilgrimage

    ·4.38·78 Ratings
    London in the middle of the 1800s was a subject endlessly sketched by artists, studied by social reformers, and discussed by writers. This comprehensive collection of drawings by Gustave Doré, France's most celebrated graphic artist of the period, presen
  • Perrault's Fairy Tales

    ·4.18·8,343 Ratings
    Here are the original eight stories from the 1697 volume Contes de temps passé by the great Charles Perrault (1628–1703) in a translation that retains the charming and unsentimental simplicity that has won Perrault a permanent position in French litera
  • The Adventures of Baron Münchausen

    ·3.85·5,120 Ratings
    A certain eighteenth-century German noble ventured abroad for military service and returned with a series of amusingly outrageous stories. Baron Munchausen's astounding feats included riding cannonballs, traveling to the Moon, and pulling himself out of a
  • The Complete Fairy Tales

    ·4.08·132 Ratings
    A pumpkin is transformed into a coach. Bluebeard's young wife unlocks the door of the forbidden room. Children lost in the forest find shelter, but the house belongs to an ogre. These and many other scenes from the stories of Charles Perrault reach deep i
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