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S heavy focus on the senses emphasizing its reality unlike many of Poe's stories which are aided by the supernatura. The Pit and the Pendulum published in 1842 is one of Poe s most famous tales of horror It does not have a supernatural element but relies on evoking fear in the reader because of its heavy emphasis on sensations view spoilerfor instance the airlessness of the cell the dim or nonexistent lighting the hissing of the blade the heat of the walls hide spoiler

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The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe The story centres around the torments endured. A classic of sensational horror The Pit and the Pendulum is also for me one of the Poe stories that most closely resembles and certainly influences later writers such as Franz Kafka Here we have several Kafka like elements a judgment pronounced by distant stern inhuman judges with no sense of what crime if any may have been committed and then a devious punishment that gets devious as time goes on The narrator is also utterly alone in the world save the hungry rats and this loneliness allows him to reflect uite elouently on his own dream like consciousness At the same time Poe maintains a frenzied intensity that literally kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time Amazing how much he packs into so few pages

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By a prisoner of the Spanish Inuisition The story is especially effective at inspiring fear in the reader due to it. As the doorbell rings nearly incessantly and the frigid air seeps into my living room I am all tucked up in a corner of the couch with my fluffy blanket a glass of The Velvet Devil Merlot and a book of tales from the master of horror Edgar Allan Poe I m leaving the job of distributing candy to the hubby while my teen son oversees the execution of his annual Halloween light and music show which grows increasingly elaborate each year I can t think of a better way to spend the eveningThe Pit and the Pendulum is a classic one that keeps you in the grip of horror while the tension mounts relentlessly The torture chamber of the Inuisition is a place you will relish reading about but do expect to get a grand case of the willies by the time you reach that last sentence Oh and that ending perfect


10 thoughts on “The Pit and the Pendulum

  1. says:

    ”The entire surface of this metallic enclosure was rudely daubed in all the hideous and repulsive devices to which the charnel superstition of the monks has given rise The figures of fiends in aspects of menace with skeleton forms and other really fearful images overspread and disfigured the walls” Simply superb illustration by Harry Clar

  2. says:

    At age twelve I was given my first introduction to the world of literature by my mother who read me Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum I can still

  3. says:

    A classic of sensational horror The Pit and the Pendulum is also for me one of the Poe stories that most closely resembles and certa

  4. says:

    As the doorbell rings nearly incessantly and the frigid air seeps into my living room I am all tucked up in a corner of the couch with my fluffy blanket a glass of The Velvet Devil Merlot and a book of tales from the master of horror Edgar Allan Poe I'm leaving the job of distributing candy to the hubby while my teen son oversees the executio

  5. says:

    WHAT DO YOU MEAN MR POE?? Time conuers all; it is an inescapable fate for all men it cannot be defeated or avoided It’s a powerful unshakable enemy and a recurring theme across many of Poe’s stories I’ve seen it a few times now This time it is a tormenter and a reminder of the incoming doom in the dark pit that is death This is represented by the pendulum sweeping like a minute hand getting faster and faster as it approac

  6. says:

    Book Review 3 of 5 stars to The Pit and the Pendulum a short story written in 1842 by Edgar Allan Poe As in the tradition of Poe's other Gothic and gory tales this one takes the fear of death to new heights Poe tells the story of a ma

  7. says:

    The Pit and the Pendulum published in 1842 is one of Poe's most famous tales of horror It does not have a supern

  8. says:

    The Pit and the Pendulum 375 stars In this 1842 short story by Edgar Allen Poe an unnamed prisoner details the ghastly and elaborate tortures

  9. says:

    If you see Poe's pit and pendulum as metaphors for the psychological state of being trapped between two bad choices it makes sense in much less dramatic situations than the one he chose Should I stay in an environment that is toxic or jump i

  10. says:

    What makes this one a bit hair raising is its radical two point climax curve The guy nearly dies at the pit then nearly dies at the pendulum SAT words galore as well as the best known anecdote of death at the Inuisition at least for me makes it easily an essential read Just for horror writers Here's a wealth of adjectives verbs t

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