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    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

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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 183

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    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 m

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    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

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    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

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    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 diffi

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    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

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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

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    The opening seuence right away sets up the mood of the story – “the soundlessness of the autumn day low hanging clouds dreariness of the cou

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    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 whe

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The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

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 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 emotionI 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 uite get it yet but it has a frightening beauty That one and others are creepily fine Death terror murders madness vulnerability loneliness A nice journey in a truly interesting writing style I need some Seinfeld nowJuly 17 13 Also on my blog The Black Painting unforgettably the Fire and Desire uniue imagination of Edgar Allan Poe Unerringly. 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 emotionI 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 The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox uite get it yet but it has a frightening beauty That one and others are creepily fine Death terror murders madness vulnerability loneliness A nice journey in a truly interesting writing style I need some Seinfeld nowJuly 17 13 Also on my blog

Summary The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

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. 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 process gave birth to some of the great works of literature became a pioneer and initiated many of the conventions that are now considered commonplace in much of today s horror fictionThus in my exploration and bid to become the most annoying know it all in matters concerning the horror genre I looked back and was lead on this dark alleyway in the hall of one of the most venerable Old Masters of Horror Edgar Allan PoeLooking at Poe s life one gets a fair idea that the man led a tragic if not a horrific life He was a poet at heart aching for personal losses and hopping from job to job in the publishing world while he tried to find something fulfilling amid alcoholism and depression To help pay the bills like so many writers before and after him he turned to sensationalismLucky for us he was good at it and the results were among the most vivid and chilling horror tales ever written You ve got your buried alive tale The Premature Burial your revenge tale The Cask of Amontillado your torture tale The Pit and the Pendulum your plague tale The Masue of the Red Death your haunted house tale The Fall of the House of Usher and perhaps the most vivid of all the internalized ghost story The Tell Tale Heart It is the last of these that always struck me as the most effective at least among Poe s work All of these stories are important to the genre Many of them are flat out revolutionary and have been imitated ever sinceBut there s something about The Tell Tale Heart on the relentless psychological hell it seems to hurl into the reader s head that makes it stand out as a masterwork among masterworks It speaks to the fear that we might lose control of the one thing we always thought we could manage ourselves We all have our own little bodies under the floorboards and even if we re not murderers it s a story that suggests we could be which in my opinion might be among the scariest feelings of all Poe was a master at conveying this kind of internal torture and for all the unapologetic sensationalism of his work it s that internalized agony that makes it all too real for usThe reader of an Edgar Allan Poe story we could also throw in his splendid poems I presume may expect to encounter characters in the grip of extreme experience Murder is common as is madness and life at times can seem a horror Reading his stories is a retreat from humanity into a ghastly realm where as much as possible of the human is left out where our weaknesses became wobbling strengths and our trembling gasping cries But what we forever owe to Poe is he dared to look when others have no guts even to take peek at the door where horror lurks opening a worm of possibilities that slithered in and out of the genre to which he may have the bloody hand of creating More than anything else it is Poe who sculpted with such fine craftsmanship a form out of our very own fears and nightmaresBook DetailsPublished by Signet ClassicsMass Market Paperback 1980 Edition383 pagesStarted October 6 2010Finished October 23 2010My Rating

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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. 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 s The Mysteries of Udolpho for instance had been published much earlier in 1794 Apart from its parody in Jane Austen s Northanger 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 of totality in that every detail and event in the story is relevant to the plotThe viewpoint character has been invited to the house of a childhood friend Roderick Usher in order to cheer him as he is weak ill and depressed view spoiler Once there Usher is found to be a hypochondriac suffering greatly with nervous agitation He and his sister Madeline who also has the similar ghastly affliction are the last of the line hide spoiler

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About the Author: Edgar Allan Poe

The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen premature burials and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart The Raven and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer’s oeuvre includes short stories poetry a novel a textbook a book of scientific theory and hundreds of