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The Fall of the House of Usher (in Contemporary English)

The Fall of the House of Usher (in Contemporary English)

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by Edgar Allan Poe
     
 

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Poe, throughout his writing career, was interested in horror themes such as claustrophobia, fear of being buried alive, incest, mental disorders, and in doubles.
This latter theme plays an important role in “Usher.” The twins —Roderick and Lady Madeline Usher— show a “striking similitude.” But identical twins aren’t

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Poe, throughout his writing career, was interested in horror themes such as claustrophobia, fear of being buried alive, incest, mental disorders, and in doubles.
This latter theme plays an important role in “Usher.” The twins —Roderick and Lady Madeline Usher— show a “striking similitude.” But identical twins aren’t the only doubles since the story contains several other mirror images, parallel stories, echoes, and allusions that replicate the tale’s reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014566308
Publisher:
marciano guerrero
Publication date:
04/23/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
28 KB

Meet the Author

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)was a multifaceted writer: poet, short story writer, novelist, and critic. His Gothic masterpieces "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "Ligeia" for many years consigned him as a master of the Gothic genre. But his work is much wider than that. Besides a life of intellectual and artistic activity, Poe lived a colorful and adventurous life.

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very amusing. A high quality of confusing vocabulary. Keeps you on the edge of your seat especially the ending! Overall this was a very scary story that will interest all fans of horror.
Anna Peebler More than 1 year ago
I had to read this for my American Literature class.Definitely spooked me!I really enjoyed it.
Roger Farris More than 1 year ago
Don't read inn the late evening,or night.difficult too understand some of the sentences that he wrote.good story line and a must for reading around halloween time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Poe's horrifying tale will grip readers and leave them feeling uneasy, yet satisfied in experiencing his literary genius.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought this was a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A giant hall stretches, reaching a lit up room with a glowing floor and the statue of a dragon at the center. The dragon is a golden waterfountain, a pool of the most beautiful fish surround it. A shining, crystal chandelier hangs, candles that never burn out placed on it. The chandelier gives the water and gold a beautiful look. A table of ice that never melts circles the fountain. Glowing white plates lay on the table, gem designs etched into the surface. Silverware made out of real silver is placed by each lovely plate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edgar is very strange because he had a bad life. He loved his mother more than anything. She died, and Edgar was very dipressed. He put all his feelings in the stories he wrote. Then he got engaged, the wife died too. Edgar was so depressed. That is all I am going to say.
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Cool book of all time
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