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The Raven

by Edgar Allan Poe
translated by Stephane Mallarmeillus. by Edouard Manet

Mallarme asked his new friend, Manet to participate in the publication of the translation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven. The text was illustrated with five etchings by Manet, and the printing was completed on May 20, 1875. A poster was made to advertise the book. The book was a limited edition. Only 240 copies were printed and they sold for a mere 25 francs each. The book wasn't the success they hoped for. With it's voluminous proportions, the illustrations by Manet, still a controversial figure in 1875; the unusual nature of Poe's poems; and the still unknown name of Mallarme all conspired to discourage possible buyers.
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