Introducing a new, collectible hard cover book by Hanns Heinz Ewers. Hanns Heinz Ewers published a few stories and essay as individual booklets. This fine hard bound book with dust cover collects three of them, “The Hearts of Kings”, “The Sad Story of My Drying Out” and “Edgar Allan Poe”.
The “Hearts Of Kings” has the original illustrations from the 1922 edition by Stefan Eggeler. “The Sad Story Of My Drying Out” is illustrated by Oscar Berger and “Edgar Allan Poe” has the original illustrations as well and includes Adele Lewisohn’s intro to her own translation as well as the poem “Sphinx”. These stories and essays have been newly translated by Joe Bandel.
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Check the preview to see how beautiful this little book really is. There are no current plans to make these stories available in other formats. (Edgar Allan Poe was published in Hanns Heinz Ewers Volume I)
“The Hearts of Kings” is an interesting story about a painter that uses the hearts of the kings of France in his paintings. “The Sad Story of My Drying Out” is about HHE’s experiences with prohibition in the United States immediately prior to WWI and afterward. It offers an interesting glimpse into that period of history from a European point of view. “Edgar Allan Poe” is HHE’s tribute to his favorite author and stands as one of the most beautiful pieces of literature that I have ever read. It is a must have for every serious book lover. Taken together these three stories show that Hanns Heinz Ewers is much more than a simple writer of horror fiction. He is a master of the literary form.