The Fall Of The House Of Usher

The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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by Edgar Allan Poe
     
 

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Edgar Allen Poe was born in 1809. Poe was a poet, author, and literary critic. He is one of the leading authors of the Romantic period. His tales of the macabre have delighted and scared readers. He is considered the founder of the detective/fiction genre and contributed to the popularity of science fiction. In The Fall of the House of Usher a visitor realizes that

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Edgar Allen Poe was born in 1809. Poe was a poet, author, and literary critic. He is one of the leading authors of the Romantic period. His tales of the macabre have delighted and scared readers. He is considered the founder of the detective/fiction genre and contributed to the popularity of science fiction. In The Fall of the House of Usher a visitor realizes that there is a terrible malady within the house. When the narrator arrives at his friend's house he realizes that Usher is ill. His symptoms include hyperesthsia (hyper sensitivity to light, sound, and smells), and acute anxiety. Usher believes that the house can feel and sense things. The story progresses and the plot winds and twists until the reader is caught up in this malevolent house. This is a story not to be read on a stormy night while sitting alone in an old squeaky house with shadows!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605975344
Publisher:
Standard Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/08/2008
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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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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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