The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings

The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings

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by Edgar Allan Poe
     
 

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Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is generally considered the inventor of the detective

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Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016207223
Publisher:
Unforgotten Classics
Publication date:
03/04/2013
Series:
Unforgotten Classics , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great! It was so suspenceful! It had me sitting on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read scary books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it( from the stories i already read) i'm at "The Cask of Adimonlldo" ( i know i spelt that wrong) but you should like it too and if you don't im sorry for telling you to buy it YOU SHOULD BUY IT, TRUST ME!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EdgarAllanPoe is the master of darkness in novels and poetry with TheTell-Tale Heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is alot of suspence ' mad man' and an old man a death and the mind playing tricks a great horror story though you may want to read it again its a great work of art if you like this read more poems and stories by EDGAR ALLEN POE if you like love poems this is still him a poem written for his dear Cosin Virginia before she died of taberculous the poem is called 'Annabel Lee'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This title is truly suspenceful. The Pit and the Pendelum was freaky, the Facts of the Case of M. Valdemar was worse, and the Murders on the Rue Morgue was fascinating. This title is wonderful, but I would only reccommend it to those who enjoy that not-being-able-to-put-the-light-out-at-night feel. These stories are a fascinating read, and the formula for Mr.Poe's tale's is intriguing. I reccommend this book, but I really wouldn't advise the Facts of the Case of M. Valdemar amd the Man Who was Used Up. I almost could'nt stomach them. Other than that this was a great book.
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Tell Tale Heart was a great mixture of darkness and ad pretty much darkness! Great story to read. But if you have pretty bad nightmares and may be one of the younger kids who may read it. Keep in mind. I warned you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ITS CRAP !!!! I HATE IT !!!!! ITS CRAP !!!!! PURE RAVEN DOO-DOO !!!!! STUPID STUPID STUPID !!!!!!!!! THIS IS THE MOST HORRIBLE STORY EDGAR WROTE!!!!!!!
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Book Review Outline Book title and author: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe Title of review: An Eerie Enjoyable Story Number of stars (1 to 5): 4 Introduction We don¿t entirely know why Poe wrote this story; perhaps to prove that he was not mad. All this story will prove is that the narrator is mad! The way they act, and what they do will shock you. You¿ll wonder how any human being could do such malicious and scary things, not to mention tedious and difficult. It was hard for me to even fathom these tasks, and I know I could never complete them myself. Description and summary of main points In this story, the narrator is frightened by the eye of the man they are taking care of. The description of the eye is pretty frightening. I know I wouldn¿t want to see something like that every day! The narrator decides to get rid of their problem. Every night they do the exact same thing. They check on the old man in a very mysterious way to see if the eye is open. If the eye is closed, the old man continues sleeping, if it¿s open, the problem will be eliminated. On the last night, the eye is open, so the narrator- in such a horrifying manner- gets rid of the old man and his grotesque eyeball. Evaluation I really enjoyed reading this story, it kept me on my toes. It had the perfect amount of suspense and terror; it kept me wanting to read more and more. At one point I found myself thinking, ¿What would I do?¿ Therefore, anyone who likes to feel a little frightened, or put themselves in someone else¿s shoes, this is a great story for you. Conclusion Although it was a little scary, I loved reading it. I was baffled by the narrator¿s behavior, but at the same time I felt sorry for them. If it really frightened them that much then they were just trying to protect themselves, and try to continue their lives like before. That just wasn¿t the way to do it. I was only mildly unsatisfied with the ending; I would¿ve liked to know what happened to the narrator after they were caught. Your final review The story was very well written. The dialog was different and intriguing; I actually had to think about what he was saying a few times. The way Poe writes it truly captures his inner insanity, making the story extremely entertaining. I¿m sure that most will love it just as much as I did, and hopefully will be fascinated by the way this man thinks. Poe was an amazing writer, and everyone should have the chance to be acquainted with his work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, first of all the guy was crazy so obviously he's not normal and wouldn't do what you or I would've done. And second of all, he turned himself in because of his guilt. The thumping heart wasn't the old man's.. it was the murder's because he was so guilty about killing his roommate.
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