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The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Published: 23 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141918952
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

The Pit and the Pendulum

The Essential Poe



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.

  • Published: 23 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141918952
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the authors

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, USA, in 1809. Poe, short story writer, editor and critic, he is best known for his macabre tales and as the progenitor of the detective story. He died in 1849, in mysterious circumstances, at the age of forty.

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