The Fall of the House of Usher: (Edgar Allan Poe Masterpiece Collection)

The Fall of the House of Usher: (Edgar Allan Poe Masterpiece Collection)

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by Edgar Allan Poe
     
 

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DURING the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher. I know not how it was-but, with the… See more details below

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DURING the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher. I know not how it was-but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit. I say insufferable; for the feeling was unrelieved by any of that half-pleasurable, because poetic, sentiment, with which the mind usually receives even the sternest natural images of the desolate or terrible. I looked upon the scene before me-upon the mere house, and the simple landscape features of the domain-upon the bleak walls-upon the vacant eye-like windows-upon a few rank sedges-and upon a few white trunks of decayed trees-with an utter depression of soul which I can compare to no earthly sensation more properly than to the after-dream of the reveller upon opium-the bitter lapse into everyday life-the hideous dropping off of the veil.

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ISBN-13:
9781499748659
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/31/2014
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
42
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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