The Dore Gallery: His 120 Greatest Illustrations (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Carol Belanger Grafton
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Scores of magnificent, finely wrought engravings feature such dramatic and powerful scenes as Don Quixote tilting at windmills, Christ driving the money-changers from the temple, Moses destroying the tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, and Charon rowing his ferry to the gates of Hell. Sources include immortal stories ranging from Milton's Paradise Lost and Dante's Divine Comedy to Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Poe's "The Raven," and more than a dozen other books.
For graphic artists and designers, this collection will provide an outstanding assortment of royalty-free images. For lovers of art and literature, these inspired plates will provide the definitive imagery of a host of literary classics.
shoulders; the hermit walked in front of me, carrying a spade in his hand.” “Bending beneath the burden, I was obliged to lay it down often upon the moss, and sit awhile to recover my strength.” Lengend of Croquemitaine CHARLEMAGNE’S VISION THE CORPSE CANDLES THE GNARLED MONSTER The Holy Bible THE FORMATION OF EVE She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man ... (Genesis 2: 23). THE DELUGE And every living substance was destroyed which was
said, Give me here John Baptist’s head in a charger . . . (Matthew 14: 6, 8). ARRIVAL OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN AT THE INN [He] brought him to an inn, and took care of him ... (Luke 10: 34). THE BUYERS AND SELLERS DRIVEN OUT OF THE TEMPLE My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.... (Luke 19: 46). JESUS SCOURGED And Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.... (John 19: 1). JESUS FALLING BENEATH THE CROSS And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian,
hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, / And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies (II. 949, 950). Then Satan first knew pain, / And writhed him to and fro (VI. 327, 328). Hell at last, / Yawning, received them whole (VI. 874, 875). And God said: Let the waters generate / Reptile with spawn abundant, living soul; / And let fowl fly above the earth (VII. 387-389). This said, they both betook them several ways (X. 610). Fables of La Fontaine THE WOLF TURNED
SHEPHERD THE HARE AND THE FROGS AN ANIMAL IN THE MOON THE MONKEY AND THE DOLPHIN Idylls of the King—Enid Idylls of the King—Vivien Idylls of the King—Elaine Idylls of the King—Guinevere The Divine Comedy CHARON AND THE RIVER ACHERON And lo! towards us coming in a boat / An old man, hoary with the hair of eld, / Crying: “Woe unto you, ye souls depraved!” (Inf. III, 82—84). PAOLO AND FRANCESCA “O Poet, willingly / Speak would I to those two, who
to borrow From my books surcease of sorrow—sorrow for the lost Lenore— Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before; ... . . . a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore. Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he; ... “On this home by Horror haunted—...”