3 HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES
(w/ English Translation)
Editions Serg is a publisher in France. In 1973, they put out a book that had been crerated in 1968, but, apparently, had somehow been sitting around for 5 years. I decided to "file" it under its creation date, not its publication date.
This is my very 1st book from Switzerland, and although the book itself was created & published in France, I keep referring to it as "the Swiss book".
This amazing book contains heavily-illustrated versions of 3 stories...
"LA SCARABEE D'OR"
"LA CHUTE DE LA MAISON USHER"
This was the 3rd comics version of this story, following...
Youthful's CHILLING TALES #16 (Jun'53), and
Master's DARK MYSTERIES #23 (May'55)
...the latter some 13 years earlier!
Regarding the text... where I could, I used Poe's original narration. With the dialogue, in some places I had to re-interpret the English translation myself, while in others, I was able to use Poe's exact words verbatim. This was quite a contrast with the 2 previous stories from the same book. This was the one item in the book where I had never actually read the Poe story before, and I used this as an opportunity to make up for that. (I came away quite surprised at how much the 1992 Flavio Colin version had fleshed things out, showing numerous scenes that Poe didn't even hint at.)
3 HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES
cover by Alexis-Thomas Hinsberger (Editions Serg / France / January 1973)
("Depot legal: 4 quarter 1968)
"METZENGERSTEIN" / Version 3
Adaptation by Claude Moliterni / Art by ALEXIS-THOMAS HINSBERGER
Copyright (C) 1968 Editions Serg & Alexis-Thomas Hinsberger.
English Translation (C) 2020 Henry R. Kujawa.
Scans of 3 HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES from MY collection
with special thanks to Yan Nick
and Aline Berger at La Bergerie store in Switzerland.
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.
The store's logo is by Swiss artist Adrienne Barman.
You can see more of her work at her website.For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at The Poe Museum site.
See more art by Alexis Thomas Hinsberger at the Millon.com site.
Read about HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES at the Criterioncast site.
Read about HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES at the Classic Horror site.
Read about METZENGERSTEIN at Oldtime Stories Press.
Read the complete story at the EAPoe Org site.
Read the Vince Napoli METZENGERTSEIN adaptation!
Read the Jon D'Agostino METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
Read the Alexis-Thomas Hinsberger METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
Read the Luis Collado Coch METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
Read the Arturo Arnau METZENGERSTEIN illustrated story!
Read the Alarico Gattia METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
Read the Roberto Barbosa METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
Read the Flavio Colin METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
(Continued in Poe 1969, Pt. 1)