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The Fall Of The House Of Usher And Other Writings

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 9780141907260
Genre : Literary Collections
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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.
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The Fall Of The House Of Usher

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 9781443423342
Genre : Fiction
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Roderick Usher’s fate is inextricably intertwined with that of his sister, Madeline, and that of their estate. As one falls, so do they all. “The Fall of the House of Usher” is considered Edgar Allan Poe’s greatest work, and a masterpiece of Gothic horror. A pioneer of the short story genre, Poe’s stories typically captured themes of the macabre and included elements of the mysterious. His better-known stories include “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Pit and the Pendulum”, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, “The Masque of the Red Death” and “The Tell-Tale Heart”. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.
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The Fall Of The House Of Usher Other Stories

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 0142419524
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Introductions by notable contemporary authors and illustrators, an appealing trim size and iconic cover art breathe new life into these beloved classics.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Fall Of The House Of Usher And Other Tales

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 0451526759
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of fourteen of the author's best-known tales of mystery and the macabre includes his one novel, "The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and other works
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Unreliable Narration In Poe S The Fall Of The House Of Usher The Narrative Creation Of Horror

Author : Kirsten Hinzpeter
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Hamburg (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: Edgar Allen Poe is certainly one of the most famous writers of Gothic fiction of the nineteenth century. His tales are known for dark settings and characters with diseased or deluded minds . Moreover, in Poe's fiction it is often the case that "the boundaries between reality, illusion and madness remain unresolved" . These are undoubtedly factors that contribute to the terror created in his works. However, are those to be considered the prime reasons for the terror in Poe's fiction? There are other factors which are not as easily detected but which might still be the chief reasons and can be related to the above mentioned ones, such as the unreliability of the narrator. In order to further examine this thesis "The Fall of the House of Usher," one of his most widely known short stories, will be looked at in the following with regard to the question whether the terror is caused by the unreliability of the narrator or whether there are other reasons mainly responsible for it. However, prior to dealing with this question a definition of unreliable narration will be given and the narrator of "The Fall of the House of Usher" will be examined concerning his reliability."

The Fall Of The House Of Usher Special Edition

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 1540893596
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An unnamed narrator approaches the house of Usher on a "dull, dark, and soundless day." This house-the estate of his boyhood friend, Roderick Usher-is gloomy and mysterious. The narrator observes that the house seems to have absorbed an evil and diseased atmosphere from the decaying trees and murky ponds around it. He notes that although the house is decaying in places-individual stones are disintegrating, for example-the structure itself is fairly solid. There is only a small crack from the roof to the ground in the front of the building. He has come to the house because his friend Roderick sent him a letter earnestly requesting his company. Roderick wrote that he was feeling physically and emotionally ill, so the narrator is rushing to his assistance. The narrator mentions that the Usher family, though an ancient clan, has never flourished. Only one member of the Usher family has survived from generation to generation, thereby forming a direct line of descent without any outside branches. The Usher family has become so identified with its estate that the peasantry confuses the inhabitants with their home.

The Fall Of The House Of Usher And Other Stories

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 9780141968568
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Thirteen stories of horror, suspense and the supernatural. 'The Pit and the Pendulum', 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and 'The Black Cat' are just three of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous tales in this chilling collection.
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The Unity Effect In Edgar Allan Poe S The Fall Of The House Of Usher

Author : Xiumei Liu
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Kassel, course: Hauptseminar "Antebellum in American Short Fiction," 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "A skillful literary artist has constructed a tale, ... there should be no word written, of which the tendency, direct or indirect, is not to the one pre-established design..." Edgar Allan Poe, who was praised as given the title of "one of the greatest journalistic critic of his time" by literary critics, stressed unity, totality, and prescribed design. And "The Fall of the House of Usher," is proved to be a very successful story to demonstrate Poe's adherence of his own principle of constructiveness and his structural art. The intention of this research paper is, therefore, to examine how Poe emphasized unity of effect in theory and how it is fulfilled in practice especially in one of his best-known stories. In a close reading of "Usher," the author is above all impressed by the melancholic tone that Poe obviously intends to raise at the very beginning of this story. For this reason, how Poe implements his technique by making tone obedient to the unity of effect will be first of all examined in this paper. Obviously, tone should be identified with atmosphere. According to Poe, unity of setting is another important requirement for achieving the unity of effect in prose writing, which will be studied in the second section. If, as critics maintain, characters are skilfully adapted to the circumstances which surround them are a general device in Poe's tales, it is in "Usher" in particular. The third section intends to show how characters are made to fit into the desolate house and dreary environment to achieve the desired effect in this tale. Finally, with the ideal arrangement of effective tone, setting, characters, Poe gains his battlefield to carry out unity of effect in plot in "Usher." In order to attain the unity of plot in lit

An Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe S The Fall Of The House Of Usher And Washington Irving S Rip Van Winkle And The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow In Relation To Tzvetan Todorov S Definition Of The Fantastic

Author : Julia Linnarz
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Comparative Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar), course: American Romanticism and the "Invention" of Tradition, language: English, abstract: Common themes of American Romanticism were sentimentalism, primitivism and the cult of the noble savage, political liberalism, the celebration of natural beauty and the simple life, idealization of the common man and an interest in the picturesque past. Additionally, an interest in the supernatural or in "the crepuscular heart of mystery" (Hart 725) was a widespread topic used by romantic authors. The latter used the supernatural to deal with the disorienting situation of 19th cen-tury American culture, which was not only pressured by the frontier experience but also by an un-ease concerning the experiment of democracy, the virtual nonexistence of a developed American society and racial issues especially relating to slavery and the Native Americans. Additionally, the occupation with the supernatural showed the American romanticists' concern with the "culture's occupation with death in an increasingly secular, individualistic, and scientific age." Two romantic authors that tried their hand as supernatural tales are Washington Irving and Ed-gar Allan Poe. In their supernatural tales ghosts, ghouls, vampires and other mysterious beings as well as inexplicable phenomena make their appearance. Some of these appearances can be ration-ally explained; others are clearly of supernatural origin. The reader of supernatural tales usually chooses one or the other explanation. However, sometimes the reader hesitates between the two. Stories, in which the latter is the case, are according to Tzvetan Todorov's definition situated in the fantastic. In my opinion Washington Irving's tales Rip van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher belong to different literary g

Level 3 The Fall Of The House Of Usher And Other Stories

Author : Edgar A Poe
ISBN : 9781447956877
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Classic / American English There are five stories in this book. ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ and ‘The Barrel of Amontillado’ are stories of madness; ‘The Maelström’ describes fear of death during a storm on the ocean; and in ‘The Murders of the Rue Morgue’ and ‘The Stolen Letter’ meet C. Auguste Dupin, Poe’s famous Parisian detective.
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