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Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings: Poems, Tales, Essays, and Reviews
Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings: Poems, Tales, Essays, and Reviews | Edgar Allan Poe
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This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. "The Fall of the House of Usher" describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In "The Tell Tale Heart," a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Cask of Amontillado" explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Gissy
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🖤🖤 2mo
Eggs Brilliant!! 2mo
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ravenlee
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Mehso-so

Library copy, 1967 edition, containing Usher, The Black Cat, Ms. Found in a Bottle, Three Sundays in a Week, and The Oval Portrait. I thought I‘d read the first before but guess I was mistaken. Usher could have been creepier, Cat was awful (painful; animal cruelty) but well done, Ms. was meh, Three Sundays was clever but unexpected, and the Portrait was pretty good but reminded me of something else.

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One of Edgar Allan Poe‘s biggest fears was being buried alive, which is probably wrote so many stories where this was a theme. At the Poe Museum in Richmond, VA they have a coffin you can step into in order to get a sense of what it may have felt like to wake up in a coffin after being mistaken for dead. Of course I had to experience it myself.
#Scaratlon #TeamStoker #ChillingPhotoChallenge +1 pt for Coffin prompt

BeansPage Love this ❤️ 🧟‍♀️ 5y
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Brie
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It's just not October without a little Poe ☠️💀☠️

Lidia So true! 7y
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