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The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings

by Edgar Allan Poe

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Another one of my favorite Poe poems, below only The Masque of the Red Death and The Pit and the Pendulum for me. Most definitely creepy, as befitting the master of horror. ( )
  RCW | Apr 8, 2015 |
I've only ever read [b:The Raven|264158|The Raven|Edgar Allan Poe|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1173244169s/264158.jpg|256076] by Poe which I absolutely adored and although I didn't enjoy this short story with as much relish, it was still rather good. The suspense, the deed and the resulting guilt driving him to confess were all done rather well. I must read more by this author. ( )
  Cynical_Ames | Sep 23, 2014 |
Very Short.
Very Very Thrilling story.

Brings up the excitement with full acceleration in just a paragraph.
Then keeps it up till the very end - ending with a big bang.

I think I did hear my heart.
My adrenaline must have been pumping it fast. :) ( )
  maheswaranm | Mar 20, 2014 |
Artists all need a tragic muse. Hemingway had rum. Baudelaire had absinthe. Cobain had heroin. Hunter S. Thompson had all of the above, and then some. And Poe, if the accounts are to be believed, had rabies. After reading this, I believe them. Creepy stuff. ( )
  benjamin.duffy | Jul 28, 2013 |
Una de las primeras obras que leí de este autor, una trama fascinante donde la conciencia lleva al protagonista al borde de la desesparación. ( )
  Heinrich_Faust | Jul 20, 2013 |
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The Tell-Tale Heart: True!--nervous--very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am! but why will you say that I am mad?
"Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here, here! It is the bleating of his hideous heart!"
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The title page said this volume is based on the so called "Virginia" edition of 1902, that is "The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe" edited by James A. Harrison, Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York, 1902, (17 vol. )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553212281, Mass Market Paperback)

Edgar Allan Poe remains the unsurpassed master of works of mystery and madness in this outstanding collection of Poe's prose and poetry are sixteen of his finest tales, including "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "William Wilson," "The Black Cat," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "Eleonora". Here too is a major selection of what Poe characterized as the passion of his life, his poems - "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," Ulalume," "Lenore," "The Bells," and more, plus his glorious prose poem "Silence - A Fable" and only full-length novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym.

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The murder of an old man is revealed by the continuing beating of his heart.

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