The Pit and the Pendulum

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In The Cask of Amontillado, a man shackles his offender and proceeds to wall him up with stone and mortar. In The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, the dying Valdemar is hypnotized and--after death--continues to speak through the trance. A prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition describes his many tortures in The Pit and the Pendulum.

Judged guilty by the Inquisition, a condemned man is slowly tortured.

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The Pit and the Pendulum: The Essential Poe

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Overview

In The Cask of Amontillado, a man shackles his offender and proceeds to wall him up with stone and mortar. In The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, the dying Valdemar is hypnotized and--after death--continues to speak through the trance. A prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition describes his many tortures in The Pit and the Pendulum.

Judged guilty by the Inquisition, a condemned man is slowly tortured.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494307493
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 11/27/2013
  • Pages: 34
  • Sales rank: 1,011,975
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.07 (d)

Meet the Author

EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809–1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic.

FELIX BENNETT grew up in Bradford in northern England, and cut short a math and astronomy degree at University College, London, in order to spend more time as an illustrator. He trained at Bradford, then at the Camberwell School of Art. He now lives and works in London.

GILL TAVNER was an English Teacher and Head of Department before turning to writing when she had young children of her own. She has also taught English in South East Asia, worked as a personal trainer, been a management trainee in an insurance company, led treks in Africa, run her own business and painted fake tattoos on Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Perhaps it is this variety that makes her such a versatile writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Ugh

    This was honestly not a very good story.i felt the comics took away from the emotion and detail of the story.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2011

    Superb writing, but cruel and unusual subject matter

    Despite the high quality of the writing itself, its content was quite dark. It was a frightening story, leaving the reader imagining what it would be like to be in that position. Its lifelike descriptions left one shuddering at the grossness of the story. Creepily, it showed the reader some more detail about the Inquisition. With this in mind, I would say that "The Pit and the Pendulum" was worth reading because of its superb writing, but need not be read often due to its cruel and unusual subject matter.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Highly Recommended and read it with great imagination to get the full affect.

    I am a fan of Silent Hill format horror and having that style of imagery will enhance this story.

    In my opinion I felt bad for the prisoner and yet not realizing the horrors he commited made me wander if he was a murderer who deserve such torment.

    I can't wait to read more Edgar Allan Poe.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2001

    THE BONE-CHILLING STORY

    THIS SPINE-CHILLING STORY IS THE MOST SCARY BOOK I'V EVER READ AND ITS VERY CREATIVE BUT I WAS MOST FRIEGHTENED BY THIS BOOK. THE COVER THROWS YOU OFF THOUGH IT DOESNT LOOK AS SCARY BUT ONCE YOU READ YOU LEARN THAT YOU CANT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. AND EDGAR ALLEN POE IS AN OUTSTANDING AUTHOR.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    :(

    Did not like it. Cudnt follow

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2001

    The One Place Not To Visit

    Edgar Allan Poe has so many great books, and was definantly a gifted author. This book, though, was my favorite of them all. In enjoyed how the man wondered his cell, calculating each footstep, so as to find out what he was being held prisoner in. I also enjoyed the way the Pendulum was mysterious to both the character and the reader, at first. After he realized what it was he was frightened, and then it almost hypnotized him. This book has some great suspense, as well as amazing despcriptive naration.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    THIS GUY IS GOOD!

    This book is really a good read. The only real gripe I have about it is the legnth. It's ONLY 15 PAGES!!! I need a longer version of this story. By CHRIS21

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    Vbffcii

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    Not for first time readers of the story....

    If you' ve never read this story, don' t get this before the standard edition. Beside s being very difficult to read via Nook, I feel the "comic book" images take away from the powerful expierience this story offers first time readers. The narrative style delivers, very potently, all that is needed to be seen, heard and felt, easily making this story one of the most immersive tales ever written. The art work in this version is indeed worthy of Poe's vision, but I assure you, the chilling images these words are sure to paint in your mind will linger much longer !

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Ray Harryhausen and Edgar Allan Poe

    Couldn't really read this on my Nook, but just looking at the models by Ray Harryhausen makes it a must for his fans.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 27, 2012

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    Posted May 9, 2011

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