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The Fall of the House of Usher (1839)

by Edgar Allan Poe

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Not to dote along a cliche, but it was simply thrilling detour: a bit purple perhaps, but enjoyable. ( )
  jonfaith | Feb 22, 2019 |
Very creepy. Poe really knows how to set a mood and a cold, depressing, scary one at that. An imagination such as his was not wasted as he is a good author of horror. ( )
  DonaldPowell | Feb 5, 2019 |
Wow, what a fantastic story. You have all the gothic elements crammed in here: a haunted (perhaps even sentient) house, a mysterious illness, madness, death, entombment, a dungeon, a violent storm, a cursed family, hints of possible incest (?), resurrection, bizarre poetry, and a story-within-the-story about a knight slaying a dragon. And binding this all together is Poe's inimitable style and narrative drive. It's horror of the creepy, atmospheric kind (the best kind, IMHO), the kind that gets under your skin and makes you feel it in a thousand subtle ways. ( )
  MichaelBarsa | Dec 17, 2017 |
A gothic tale by Poe as the narrator visits an old friend. Things don't quite seem right, and the story quickly turns into a tale of horror. I'm pretty sure I read this at some point in the past, but it was a nice change of pace. ( )
  thornton37814 | Jun 21, 2017 |
Read for coursera Fantasy and Science Fiction course. Good, lots of color--especially in varieties of gray/black--mentioned. Good mood setting. The story itself? Meh. ( )
  Dreesie | Apr 12, 2016 |
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Poe, Edgar Allanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Berkoff, StevenEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kilian, KaiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schadee, NoraContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Spiekerman, JopContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vogt, ThomasAutorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Ich war den ganzen Tag lang geritten, einen grauen und lautlosen melancholischen Herbsttag lang - durch eine eigentümlich öde und traurige Gegend, auf die erdrückend schwer die Wolken herabhingen.
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A visitor to a gloomy mansion finds a childhood friend dying under the spell of a family curse.

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