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The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales The Eerie Tales Of Edgar Allan Poe Remain Among The Most Brilliant And Influential Works In American Literature Some Of The Celebrated Tales Contained In This Unique Volume Include The World S First Two Detective Stories The Murders In The Rue Morgue And The Purloined Letter And Three Stories Sure To Make A Reader S Hair Stand On End The Cask Of Amontillado , The Tell Tale Heart , And The Masque Of The Red Death Includes A New Introduction By Stephen Marlowe, Author Of The Memoirs Of Christopher Columbus And The Lighthouse At The End Of The World The Signet Classic Edition Of The Fall Of The House Of Usher Has Over 250,000 Copies In Print


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

  1. says:

    I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanityBefore 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 Macabre Horror TRUE nervous very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am but why will y...


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    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 rating is for the remainder of this selection The Fall of the House of Usher published in 1839 is the title story of the collection It may well be one of the stories which started the current interest in the gothic genre, although Ann Radcliffe sThe Mysteries o 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 rating is for the remainder of this selection The Fall of the House of Usher published in 1839 is the title story of the collection It may well be one of the stories which started the current interest in the gothic genre, although Ann Radcliffe sThe Mysteries of Udolpho , for instance, had been published much earlier in 1794 Apart from its parody in Jane Austen sNorthanger Abbey , Radcliffe s work has now largely been forgotten along with other great gothic works from the time Yet The Fall of the House of Usher remains perennially popular and influential Poe regarded it as his most successful example oftotality , in that every detail and event in the story is relevant to the plot.The viewpoint character has been invited to the house of a childhood fri...


  3. says:

    The Balloon Hoax Wow That was really boring.Ms Found in a Bottle Good suspense, but the ending confused me.A Descent into the Maelstrom Not too memorable.The Murders in the Rue Morgue A rather silly Holmes esque mystery tale.The Purloined Letter Not bad, but far too wordy.The Black Cat Deliciously disturbing.The Fall of the House of Usher Not as interesting as his others, but good atmosphere.The Pit and the Pendulum A delightful tale of suspense.The Masque of the Red Death Me The Balloon Hoax Wow That was really boring.Ms Found in a Bottle Good suspense, but the ending confused me.A Descent into the Maelstrom Not too memorable.The Murders in the Rue Morgue A rather silly Holmes esque mystery tale.The Purloined Letter Not bad, but far too wordy.The Black Cat Deliciously disturbing.The Fall of the House of Usher Not as interesting as his others, but good atmosphere.The Pit and the Pendulum A delightful tale of suspense.The Masque of the Red Death Meh Weird for no reason and kind of boring.The Cask of Amontillado I think makes Poe so memorable is his vivid first person accounts from the point of view of a killer.The Assignation I couldn t follow this one What did the drowning child and the art aficionado have to do with one another The Tell Tale Heart Funnier than I d remembered One of my all time favorites.Diddling A random ess...


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    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 in the night These were writers who were dubbed freaks during their time and, as if the patina of age hasn t wore off, are still considered as such today They broke taboos, infringed establis 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 in the night These were writers who were dubbed freaks during their time and, as if the patina of age hasn t wore off, are still considered as such today They broke taboos, infringed established rules, attacked the sensibilities of their era, and twisted genres to the breaking point Sure thing, they died broke, scorned or both, yet in the proce...


  5. 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 However, it is not difficult to get into the stories and feel real emotion.I really liked William Wilson, I liked Ms Found in a Bottle , The Oval Portrait , the art of losing a wife by gaining a painting Ligeia , I don t quite get it yet, but it has a frightening beauty 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 However, it is not difficult to get into the stories and feel real emot...


  6. says:

    Hearing your name given to literary characters is a weird experience I guess I should be thankful I don t have acommon 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 call...


  7. says:

    The opening sequence 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 Rod...


  8. says:

    This is my favorite of all Poe s stories Which considering my love for him, was not an easy choice to make I have read it several times over, numerous times out loud and in scary voices to entertain my little brother It s incredible how Poe can write in this helter skelter fashion so that you really don t know exactly what s going on and then in one final paragraph, or even the final sentence, he brings it all together and has you so thor...


  9. says:

    This story will absolutely freak you out Of course, you should expect that from the greatest suspense writer of all time.


  10. 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 hallow s read to read for Halloween this year I also hosted a readalong of this collection online on facebook andat the all about books book club on goodreads This month from october 20th through tonight we read and discussed the stories by poe that was in this collection along with the novel A narrative of A Gordon Pym It also included my favorit 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 hallow ...