The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum: The Essential Poe

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Paperback Published on: 04/06/2009
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Synopsis

This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. The Fall of the House of Usher describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In The Tell Tale Heart, a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as The Pit and the Pendulum and The Cask of Amontillado explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141190624
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 191g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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