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The Cask of Amontillado (Illustrated)
     

The Cask of Amontillado (Illustrated)

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by Edgar Allan Poe, Charles River Editors
 

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is one of America’s greatest and most dark and mysterious writers. The circumstances surrounding his untimely death are still unknown, as is what made him tick. Part of the American Romantic Movement, Poe is best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, and Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story.

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is one of America’s greatest and most dark and mysterious writers. The circumstances surrounding his untimely death are still unknown, as is what made him tick. Part of the American Romantic Movement, Poe is best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, and Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story. Long before Sherlock Holmes became famous, Poe invented the genre of detective fiction and contributed to science fiction. Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television today, and the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens got their name from his most famous poem.

Poe's best known fiction works are Gothic, a genre he followed to appease the public taste. His most recurring themes deal with questions of death, including its physical signs, the effects of decomposition, concerns of premature burial, the reanimation of the dead, and mourning. Many of his works are generally considered part of the dark romanticism genre, a literary reaction to transcendentalism, which Poe strongly disliked.

This edition of Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures of Poe, his residences, his wife, and more.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014675666
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
07/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
586 KB

Meet the Author

Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.

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Cask of Amontillado 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HIS VOCABULARY RANGE IS HUGE!!!! But the story is good overall. I would recommend this to talented readers with good vocabulary, otherwise you would literally need a dictionary to help you! I am a fairly advanced reader, but I needed a dictionary to aid me due to his strong vocabulary. Like I said, this book is thrilling as well as challenging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A new tom walks in. ((Just came up with a cool name, I know its only supposed to be Ashclaw or somethin.))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is one of my favorite books. Im in the ninth grade and fourteen but a very advanced reader abd i got this story pretty quickly. After my english class read the story, me and a couple if my best friends decided to create a short film based on the story. We are still currently in the scripting phase but its gonna rock :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im only in the 10th grade his vocabulary usage is very unique but i understood almost all of it.....i only sug. this book for advanced readers because then you wounldnt understand most of his reasons for doining some of the things he does,he uses a lot of reverse sociology
Gina Smith More than 1 year ago
I really had to read this for school
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Felix_Constantine More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry, but it seems that some of your reviews are incorrect, and I felt that I should aid the story. Getting to the point, here is my review of the story:

Montroser, being the torturer of Fortunato, who is the drunken man celebrating a holiday around March, closely relating to Mardis Gras. Montroser tricks the drunken man into going into his vaults to taste some of the "amontillado"- a fine wine, which he bought from Fortunato's rivaling connoisseur of wines, Luchesi. Whilst down there, Montroser keeps reminding Fortunato of the niter, and warns him that they shouldn't be down in the vaults. Passing through a catacomb, they appeared at a section of the vaults, and they shared a glass of an extremely strong wine. Making Fortunato yet even more intoxicated, Montroser and Fortunato went on. They reached the end and Fortunato tells him to go look around, that he will get the amontillado, which never existed in the first place. He then binds Fortunato into chains on the wall of the vaults, and walks away, beginning to brick up the small passage where Fortunato is chained to the wall. Hearing the man's screams for a long while, and then it suddenly going quiet had startled Montroser, yet he kept going. Montroser was three-quarters of the way done when Fortunato became quiet, and no sounds could be heard. Figuring the man had passed, he found himself coming close to being done, and then Fortunato laughs hysterically, and Montroser puts the last brick in, leaving Fortunato to die. While he walking away, Montroser felt a pang of remorse for leaving Fortunato to die, and carried on walking.

You later find the narrator's name (Montroser), and that it is he who did this, and has finally revealed it after five decades of it being unknown and hidden.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is all about revenge. That is what it's interesting about this book. Not only that, this book is written by one of the best in literature, EDGAR ALLAN POE. I recommend this book to people that wants revenge for anyone. This book has a connection with my life.I think it has connections with everybody, for everyone, i believe, have wished revenge to other peoples.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fascinating in its theme and masterful in its tightly woven symbolism and contrast.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Cast of A... was outstanding book and i highly recomend it. The psycology used by the one charachter is outstanding. What makes this novel quite scary is that it could actually Happen....
Guest More than 1 year ago
its one of the best demented stories ever!!its truely a must reader. Raven yes that is really my name!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a dark tale!!!When we read this,I thuoght,'WOW'!What a way to get revenge!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
the cask of amontillado is one of my favorites from edgar allan poe.he was my favorite arthor back in the 1800.s[i wasnt born then but hes my favorite in history.]