The Black Cat

The Black Cat

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by Edgar Allan Poe
     
 

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The story is presented as a first-person narrative using an unreliable narrator. He is a condemned man at the outset of the story. The narrator tells us that from an early age he has loved animals. He and his wife have many pets, including a large black cat named Pluto. This cat is especially fond of the narrator and vice versa. Their mutual friendship lasts for

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The story is presented as a first-person narrative using an unreliable narrator. He is a condemned man at the outset of the story. The narrator tells us that from an early age he has loved animals. He and his wife have many pets, including a large black cat named Pluto. This cat is especially fond of the narrator and vice versa. Their mutual friendship lasts for several years, until the narrator becomes an alcoholic. One night, after coming home intoxicated, he believes the cat is avoiding him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149328918
Publisher:
Appletons
Publication date:
06/04/2014
Series:
Caple Books Classic Short Stories
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
29
File size:
810 KB

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The Black Cat 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Edgar Allan Poe is a great author I'm facinated by his style, he's dark and glommy but also sarcastic and funny.The black cat is a great storie, it shows how easily you can tormente a person,making them go crazy.It also embrasses the sphycopath inside and the clevernest and crazinest of a killer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A most gripping story yet. The black cat presonifies the wife because she sweet and loving while the husband on the other hand despises her. When he decides to do away with the black cat with an ax, his wife is the one that dies.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wrote a story about a black cat, I haven't heard of this, and so I'm not sure if it's similar..I had wrote of a demonic black cat that would only come out at night, and has only black holes for eyes and sharp protruding teeth. And tortures with it's demonic game. By the end the cat had torn out the eyes of the person it was constantly torturing by night.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so scary! I read it before i went to sleep... big mistake!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Edgar Allan Poe We all know the extrordinarie works of Edgar Allan Poe but he still seems to take us by suprise.With a title like that you think that Snow White is a scary storie but you are dead wrong.This is a thrilling mind blowing storie that makes you think twice before buying a cat.I knew that cats had 9 lives but he's like 'Jason'from 'Friday the thirdteen'he just keeps coming back.And trust me when you read this book you will see that his a animal lover and a loving husband.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Robert Poe does a fantastic job at taking his relatives book and making one of the best adaptations i have read from any Poe story. As you read, you feel like your an detective and don't be surprised if you find yourself writing down who you think the killer is. Always fast paced and always a twist around every corner. One will also see how religion, prejudice and the Wicca culture conme into play in this book, soon to be a classic.
MysteryChristieluv More than 1 year ago
Love him or hate him You either love or hate Poe's work. I love him and his writing style and this does not disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If I ever meet someone like that I will kill them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its like you cant really read it... lile it wasnt meant to be read... and its just a bad figure
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pussycat
Karine Alves More than 1 year ago
This book is public domain, can be downloaded online for free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worst piece of literature I've ever read