Download Epub Format ✓ The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings PDF by ✓ Edgar Allan Poe Inspired MadnessA Book Review of Edgar Allan Poe s The Fall of the House of Usher and Other TalesThere s no denying that much of modern horror fiction as we know it anyway grew out of the gloomy, chaotic depth of the 19th century when a few demented souls were churning out tales of things that go bump in the night These were writers who were dubbed freaks during their time and, as if the patina of age hasn t wore off, are still considered as such today They broke taboos, infringed established rules, attacked the sensibilities of their era, and twisted genres to the breaking point Sure thing, they died broke, scorned or both, yet in the process gave birth to some of the great works of literature, became a pioneer and initiated many of the conventions that are now considered commonplace in much of today s horror fiction.
Thus, in my exploration and bid to bec The Balloon Hoax Wow That was really boring.
Ms Found in a Bottle Good suspense, but the ending confused me.
A Descent into the Maelstrom Not too memorable.
The Murders in the Rue Morgue A rather silly Holmes esque mystery tale.
The Purloined Letter Not bad, but far too wordy.
The Black Cat Deliciously disturbing.
The Fall of the House of Usher Not as interesting as his others, but good atmosphere.
The Pit and the Pendulum A delightful tale of suspense.
The Masque of the Red Death Meh Weird for no reason and kind of boring.
The Cask of Amontillado I think makes Poe so memorable is his vivid first person accounts from the point of view of a killer.
The Assignation I couldn t follow this one What did the drowning child and the art aficionado have to do with one another The Tell Tale Heart Funnier than I d remembe The Fall Of The House Of Usher The Pit And The Pendulum The Black Cat The Facts In The Case Of M Valdemar The Cask Of Amontillado Ligeia The Tell Tale Heart The Masque Of The Red Death The Premature Burial The Horrors Of The Spanish Inquisition, With Its Dungeon Of Death, And The Overhanging Gloom On The House Of Usher Demonstrate Unforgettably The Unique Imagination Of Edgar Allan Poe Unerringly, He Touches Upon Some Of Our Greatest Nightmares Premature Burial, Ghostly Transformation, Words From Beyond The Grave Written In The S, They Have Retained Their Power To Shock And Frighten Even Now read for Class So, I guess Poe is pretty cool He s still not my favorite author and probably never will be , but I m learning to appreciate his writing style and uncanny stories.
I ve been slowly working my way through this over the past six months, reading a story here and there Initially I was quite daunted by the idea of Edgar Allan Poe, but as I progressed through the collection I found myself relaxing into it and just enjoying the writing There were many standout stories in this collection, but I did especially enjoy The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Premature Burial, The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, The Tell tale Heart and The Spectacles which was a rather funny story The Domain of Arnheim and Landor s Cottage, were the only two stories that I found myself having to make an effort to maintain my focus they were beautifully written though, and This was my first ever collection i have read of mr Poe and I enjoyed most of the stories in this collection The collection was my pick for all hallow s read to read for Halloween this year I also hosted a readalong of this collection online on facebook andat the all about books book club on goodreads This month from october 20th through tonight we read and discussed the stories by poe that was in this collection along with the novel A narrative of A Gordon Pym It also included my favorite poe story The Masque of the Red Death which I first read in middle school It is still a favorite to this day The only stories I did not enjoy were diddling and the man that was used up I would definitely reccomend this colle ction to others Go to the all about books book club on goodreads to see my comments on these stories at this link and I don t like these kind of genres, that much But Poe is a beautiful exception He is brilliant at creating weird atmospheres, although sometimes it seems those descriptions are too long, with women dying all over the place However, it is not difficult to get into the stories and feel real emotion.
I really liked William Wilson, I liked Ms Found in a Bottle , The Oval Portrait , the art of losing a wife by gaining a painting Ligeia , I don t quite get it yet, but it has a frightening beauty That one and others are creepily fine Death, terror, murders, madness, vulnerability, loneliness A nice journey in a truly interesting writing style I need some Seinfeld now.
July 17, 13 Also on my blog.
5 stars I did not read or listen to all of the books in this collection so this review is for the books listed below I will periodically update as I listen to of the stories The Pit and the Pendulum 2.
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0 stars The best way I can think of to describe Poe s writing is atmospheric and he certainly does a good job creating atmosphere in this short story A good, solid story but not the classic I was hoping for The Tell Tale Heart 4.
0 stars My favorite Poe story Of the ones listed here A short, well written and powerful story about guilt The Masque of the Red Death 3.
0 stars Another good, solid short story by Poe and one that I think I liked better for not having overly high expectatons for it going in.
I wrote this review a while ago What was I thinking Now I ll have to explain myself Anyway, here it isI go through phases where I think Poe was the greatest writer that ever lived They usually pass in 2 3 weeks or so, once I ve had time to read and re read his best stuff and be appalled by his worst For the most part, this collection sticks to the best There s not much of it 200 pages would probably do it Maybe 12 stories, some poems The Raven , Annabel Lee But page for page I don t think anything exceeds the beauty, craftsmanship, and visionary intensity of MS Found in a Bottle , The Tell Tale Heart or The Fall of the House of Usher Poe is a writer who collects disciples He is revered as the inventor of the detective story, an accomplishment he himself shrugged off You just write it in reverse, he is supposed to have said, or words to t