Some Words with a Mummy

Some Words with a Mummy


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"Some Words with a Mummy" is a satirical short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in 1845.
Doctor Ponnonner invites the narrator to his home to take part in a mummy unwrapping. They cut into the first sarcophagus, remove it and discover the mummy's name, Allamistakeo. The second and third sarcophagi are removed to reveal the body, placed in a papyrus sheath, covered in plaster and decorated with painting and gold gilt. After removing this, they examine the body. They find it to be in exceptionally good condition, although it does not seem to have been embalmed in the normal way as the skin is red and there are no incisions.

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ISBN-13: 9781547111343
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.07(d)

About 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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