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The Pit and the Pendulum: The Essential Poe - Peter Ackroyd
The Pit and the Pendulum: The Essential 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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141190624 (0141190620)
Publisher: Penguin
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe
bookshelves: boo-scary, classic, gothic, north-americas, play-dramatisation, re-read, victorian, re-visit-2015, paper-read, film-only, autumn-2015, halloween-2015, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, spain-toledo Read from January 01, 1986 to October 11, 2015, read count: 3 Opening: I WAS SICK --...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 The Pit and the Pendulum
bookshelves: boo-scary, classic, gothic, north-americas, play-dramatisation, re-read, victorian Read in June, 2009 Not a re-read but a re-watch of the film whilst I walk on the treadmill.1961 film with Vincent Price - how scrummy.
AmySea
AmySea rated it
I thought that The Pit and the Pendulum was a bit melodramatic, and I am not really sure what our protagonist was in the pit for. Heck, I'm not even sure who put him in there. So I was starting to wonder, "Why do I like Edgar Allan Poe, again? Is it possible that I only thought I liked him, but I...
Chasm of Books
Chasm of Books rated it
It's Edgar Allan Poe. What can I say? He's an amazingly talented writer.
Nyx Book Reviews
Nyx Book Reviews rated it
5.0 The Pit and the Pendulum (Travelman Suspense)
It's gruesome, it's horrible, it's painful and it's gross. Totally loved it.
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