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Burial The horrors of the Spanish Inuisition with its dungeon of death and the overhanging gloom on the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the uniue imagination of Edgar Allan Poe Unerringly I ve been slowly working my way through this over the past six months reading a story here and there Initially I was uite daunted by the idea of Edgar Allan Poe but as I progressed through the collection I found myself relaxing into it and just enjoying the writing There were many standout stories in this collection but I did especially enjoy The Fall of the House of Usher The Pit and the Pendulum The Premature Burial The Black Cat The Masue of the Red Death The Tell tale Heart and The Spectacles which was a rather funny story The Domain of Arnheim and Landor s Cottage were the only two stories that I found myself having to make an effort to maintain my focus they were beautifully written though and not too long I m glad I read this and intend to read Poe soon

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The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

The Fall of the House of Usher The Pit and the Pendulum The Black Cat The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar The Cask of Amontillado Ligeia The Tell Tale Heart The Masue of the Red Death The Premature I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity Before reading this book I had a misconception that Edger Allen Poe was a horror writer Oh how wrong I was Yes Poe might be known for his stories of macabre and gothic horror But it was his versatility that I found attractive in his writings Without much further ado let s see what this collection holds MacabreHorror TRUE nervous very very dreadfully nervous I had been and am but why will you say that I AM MAD Most of the stories in this collection are Gothic horror I found his work on this genre not scary but thoroughly enjoyable Poe presents some of his signature stories in a uniue way Through the eyes of the killer mad man The most famous one being Tell Tale Heart which features an unreliable madman as the narrator Likewise Poe s The Cask of Amontillado is narrated by a reliable killer Another tale The black cat borrows its plot elements from Tell tale heart and delivers a wicked little tale The Pit and the Pendulum is about a prisoner of Spanish Inuisition and presents a uniue imagery in the minds of the readerGasps While I was reading Fall of House Usher I understood that Poe had a thing for the burial of bodies Seriously he was in love with that plot elementEven though all of the above were excellent stories my favourite in this genre no scratch that in this book is The Masue of Red death which oddly had something Shakespearian about it I loved the allusion and the imagery it invoked Adventure The very memorable The Descent into Maelstrom is a ride like no other It tells a tale of a man who survived a terrible maelstrom at sea with the help of reasoning skills Manuscript found in a bottle is yet another nautical adventure which tells a tale of a man who got stuck in a ghost ship I was a bit confused with the story and apparently so is the good people of Internet The story is even analysed as a satire by certain pundits Sci Fi The Balloon Hoax Even though this story could give Jules Verne run for his money the science is too outdated to enjoy this one Yet this story is uniue because of its publication history This was written by Poe as an actual news report which was published in the newspaper in the year of 1844 People got so excited about the whole thing until it turned out to be a hoax Hence the name Detective fiction C Auguste Dupin Anyone know who that is Because I had no idea From Wikipedia Seriously if Poe were not to write these stories we might have ended up not having a Sherlock Holmes Holmes character resembles Poe s Dupin in terms of method and style The first story The Murders in the Rue Morgue introduces us to this character and his methods Even though this was the pioneer detective story it is bogged down by lengthy narrative and a well weird reveal Everything associated with this story is weird Have you listened to the song Murders in Rue Morgue by Iron Maiden WeirdThe second story The Purloined Letter featuring Dupin clearly shows that he is Sherlock Holmes The story features incriminating documents being used for blackmailing and police s struggle to retrieve it I remember reading an exact replica of this story featuring Holmes written by Doyle I can t remember the name Satire The man who was used up is a pretty funny satire Yes SATIRE He even writes satireThere were also two other stories Diddling and Assignation which were uite boring and forgettable Ahoy A Novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is the only novel written by Poe and it is a mixed bag in terms of storytelling Opening with a sea voyage that went wrong the narrative presents some excellent chapters But it falls flat in the second half as the story changes its directionFor a detailed review of the novel HereOverall Poe is a legend He is a pioneer and a brilliant writer Don t believe me Read these stories

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He touches upon some of our greatest nightmares premature burial ghostly transformation words from beyond the grave Written in the 1840s they have retained their power to shock and frighten even n The opening seuence right away sets up the mood of the story the soundlessness of the autumn day low hanging clouds dreariness of the countryside waning of the day the melancholy house itself The descriptions are so amazing of the inside of the Usher House which intensifies the impression of gloom and decay given by the outside Such symbolism too The way that Roderick s studio is reached through many dark and intricate passages suggest that access to his mind is hidden and convoluted as well The crafting of the tone is brilliant


10 thoughts on “The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

  1. says:

    I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity Before reading this book I had a misconception that Edger Allen Poe was a horror writer Oh how wrong I was Yes Poe might be known for his stories of macabre and gothic horror But it was his versatility that I found attractive in his writings Without much further ado let's see what this collection holds MacabreHorror TRUE – nervous – very very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; bu

  2. says:

    This selection of short stories reveals Edgar Allan Poe in all his moods All the stories have been reviewed but some have their own separate reviews and star rating These are indicated with links at the end This review and star rat

  3. says:

    The Balloon Hoax Wow That was really boringMs Found in a Bottle Good suspense but the ending confused meA Descent into the Maelstrom Not too memorableThe Murders in the Rue Morgue A rather silly Holmes esue mystery taleThe Purloined Letter Not bad but far too wordyThe Black Cat Deliciously disturbingThe Fall of the House of Usher Not as in

  4. says:

    I've been slowly working my way through this over the past six months reading a story here and there Initially I was uite daunted by

  5. says:

    This was my first ever collection i have read of mr Poe and I enjoyed most of the stories in this collection The collection was my pick for all

  6. says:

    I don't like these kind of genres that much But Poe is a beautiful exception He is brilliant at creating weird atmospheres although sometimes it seems those descriptions are too long with women dying all over the place Ho

  7. says:

    35 stars I did not read or listen to all of the books in this collection so this review is for the books listed below I will periodically update as I listen to of the storiesThe Pit and the Pendulum 25 to 30 stars The best way I can think of to describe Poe's writing is atmospheric and he certainly does a good job creating atmosphere in this short story A good solid story but not the classic I was hoping for

  8. says:

    Inspired MadnessA Book Review of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher and Other TalesThere’s no denying that much of modern horror fiction — as we know it anyway — grew out of the gloomy chaotic depth of the 19th century when a few demented souls were churning out tales of things that go bump

  9. says:

    The opening seuence right away sets up the mood of the story – “the soundlessness of the autumn day low hanging clouds dreariness of the countryside waning of the day the melancholy house itself” The descriptions are so amazing

  10. says:

    Hearing your name given to literary characters is a weird experience I guess I should be thankful I don't have a common name like Sarah or Kate or whatever Sharing a name with a fictional character doesn't happen to me often the last one I can remember is The Departed where the single female character was named Madeline but it didn't really matter because she got called by name a whopping one time but when it does it's weird Especially when

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