The Cask of Amontillado

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  • Title: The Cask of Amontillado
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  • ISBN: 2940011884511
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Nook
  • No illustrations.

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  • Edgar Allan Poe

    The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America s first great literary critic and theoretician Poe s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.Just as the bizarre characters in Poe s stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles This is the Poe of legend But much of what we know about Poe is wrong, the product of a biography written by one of his enemies in an attempt to defame the author s name.The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, 1809 Edgar was the second of three children His other brother William Henry Leonard Poe would also become a poet before his early death, and Poe s sister Rosalie Poe would grow up to teach penmanship at a Richmond girls school Within three years of Poe s birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia while Poe s siblings went to live with other families Mr Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron Early poetic verses found written in a young Poe s handwriting on the backs of Allan s ledger sheets reveal how little interest Poe had in the tobacco business.For information, please see enpedia wiki Edgar_al


  • The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe is a classic tale of revenge. Since there are dozens of posts here, my review will take a particular slant: what German pessimistic philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer has to say about the psychology of revenge and how the revengeful narrator in Poe’s tale relates to Schopenhauer’s insights.Schopenhauer says we all suffer as the result of nature or chance but, as humans, we recognizes that is simply the way life works. He then writes, “Suffering cause [...]

  • ”A succession of loud and shrill screams, bursting suddenly from thethroat of the chained form, seemed to thrust me violently back. For abrief moment I hesitated--I trembled. Unsheathing my rapier, I beganto grope with it about the recess; but the thought of an instantreassured me. I placed my hand upon the solid fabric of the catacombs,and felt satisfied. I reapproached the wall; I replied to the yells ofhim who clamoured. I re-echoed--I aided--I surpassed them in volumeand in strength. I did [...]

  • Typically this is considered a tale of revenge. I'm going to go out on a limb and argue that it's not. The only notion we have of revenge--of the narrator, Montresor, actually being wronged--comes in the wonderfully vague opening sentence: "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge." It's Montresor himself who insists this is a revenge tale, but of course he's the ultimate unreliable narrator, so we shouldn't take him at his [...]

  • Possibly my favorite Edgar Allen Poe story! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:Our narrator Montresor, an Italian nobleman, explains ― in a suspiciously vague way ― how his friend Fortunato has mortally offended and insulted him. Montresor sets himself on a course of implacable revenge but he wants to do so in a way that Fortunato understands that Montresor is the source of revenge, but without being caught or punished.Montresor and Fortunato meet during a carnival festival ― [...]

  • Book Review4+ of 5 stars to The Cask of Amontillado, a Gothic short story written in 1846, by Edgar Allan Poe. Perhaps one of my favorite of all Poe's works, this literary genius stimulates one of everyone's deepest and scariest fears: to be buried alive. Though there are several macabre options to consider, in this fantastic tale set in Italy, a man is buried alive behind a brick wall. Poe goes to great lengths to describe the process, the emotions and the setting. As a reader, you are entrance [...]

  • 9/10Loved the way Poe portrayed this tale of revenge; climax was unexpected but left me quite satisfied.

  • The Cask of Amontillado is one of Edgar Allan Poe's darkest tales and loved by people all over the world as it is Gothic horror at its best. The narrator, Montresor, opens the story by stating that he has been insulted by his acquaintance, Fortunato, on numerous occasions and he wants to exact revenge. However, he wants to do so in a measured way without raising any suspicion. He knows that Fortunato is a connoisseur of wine. He approaches Fortunato during a carnival wearing a mask of black silk [...]

  • "I must not only punish but punish with impunity”Have you ever thought how revenge could be at its worst? Well, Poe with his dark ingenuity gives us a splendid lesson. A scary glimpse to the idea of revenge carried with meticulous precision. Poe presents us a placid and dark story that is deception at its finest. “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, how [...]

  • "Revenge is a dish best served cold."heheheOh No! Another carnival, but this time set in 18th century Italywith a tipsy jester, the connoisseur of fine wine, and a super creepy atmosphere in the pitch black dampness of the catacombs far below where a deadly revenge is put to bed. Yikes! EDGAR ALLAN POE - 1846(enjoyed it more second time around!)

  • "Well, Bart, your Uncle Arthur used to have a saying: "Shoot 'em all and let God sort 'em out.' Unfortunately, one day he put his theory into practice. It took 75 federal marshals to bring him down. Now, let's never speak of him again." In Latin, the Simpsons could substitute the Montrésor family motto: Nemo me impune lacessit . maybe Montrésor should stop listening to the voices in his head?This is really a story that needs to be read in your teens and again when you're older and hopefully, w [...]

  • The Cask of Amontillado(1846) is a brief story story by Edgar Allan Poe. It is told by an unreliable narrator, just as "The Black Cat"and "The Tell-tale Heart" are. It includes a favourite theme of Poe, which he had also used in"The Fall of the House of Usher" (1839) and "The Black Cat" (1846) - that of (view spoiler)[walling up alive. (hide spoiler)]The story is entirely about revenge, the bottle of sherry merely being a device to entrap the victim. Although there is a theory that the story is [...]

  • This was the only thing I enjoyed reading at Catholic school. A fellow student's scribbled creative curses on the margins of our religion class handouts nonwithstanding. Poe's atmospheric talents are undeniable- the man even inspired Baudelaire with a new level of excitement (the dark, brooding kind of course) about how dark life can be. It shall thrill my inner 14 year old heart forever.

  • I didn't seem to learn my lesson. Do not listen to Edgar Allan Poe audiobook when you think you are alone! It will give you arrhythmia. For sure.Yeah, I did that (again) during lunch break, it was quite, so I took my phone, put my earphones and listen to this, The Cask of Amontadillo (I read The Sherlockian a while ago and it was mention by ACD character, hence 'curious'). Closed my eyes and listened.Arrhythmia!!The story itself was rather straight point. Fortnato did something that insult Montr [...]

  • تجربة جديدة و غريبة الغرابة ان فى قراءتى الرابعة ل ادجار الان بو الغرابة لو تعد تمثل مفاجئة لى "لقد عقدت العزم على الانتقام "قصة عن الحقد و الى اين ممكن ان يسيطر على الانسانالحقد الذى يودى بالانسان الى الانتقام بافظع الاساليب ليست ممتعة ولكن مخيفة

  • Poe writes like a man obsessed. His stories linger on recurring fears, and the subsequent deaths caused by paranoia. This one felt claustrophobic, like it was enclosed and encased in a veil of darkness and petty revenge. As soon as the characters entered the eerie catacombs it became apparent where this tale was going; it was like a big spoiler: it became obvious that only one would leave alive because that’s Poe for you. Try to resist his words: “A succession of loud and shrill screams, bur [...]

  • The Cask of Amontillado 4.5* Like most of Poe's stories, this haunted me long after I finished it. What atmosphere could be more chilling than a man murdering another for revenge at Carnivale time in a unnamed part of Italy? The protagonist, Montresor, somehow holds Fortunato accountable for his own decline in fortunes. Fortunato (obviously relating to fortune) is a happy, respected and an admired member of society, who has risen through the ranks, possibly with the aid of The Freemasons. He is [...]

  • Don't read this at night!I'm not quite sure what I think of this, I like Poe, I like his words, his spine tingling suspense and his gothic aproch. But what was this? I will never, ever go down into the catacombs. Ever. Not like this sorry soul It was horrid, and very good. But I don't entirely understand what happened and why, so three stars is about right. I liked The Raven better.

  • Unos de los cuentos de venganza más logrados de Edgar Allan Poe. Por cuestiones de spoiler, no puede uno comentar mucho acerca del cuento, pero sí establecer que si algo caracterizaba a Poe era esa genialidad para los finales de sus cuentos. Es por ello que el formato de cuento moderno existe a partir de él.

  • Nothing like a story about burying someone alive, right? This particular story is known as Poe's perfect piece that illustrates the horrors of evil.

  • English | EspañolA short story of revenge told from the point of view of a mad narrator. There isn't much to say about this story without spoiling the ending, other than the mystery lay in the narrator's motive for murder. It explores one of the topics that characterized Edgar Allan Poe's writing, although I think that he wrote it better in other short stories.The ending is very powerful, as it usually happens with his stories, but it wasn't one of my favourites.-------------------------------E [...]

  • This is one of the strangest short stories I've ever read. Incredible and unforgettable, it's a classic that really makes its readers think.

  • This rating still holds up years upon rereading and this continues to be one of my all-time favorite short stories.5 starsI had to read this for school and I absolutely loved it. Maybe the reason I enjoyed it so much was because I read it for school and we talked about irony. Talking about the story made me think more into it and now I think it's brilliant. I had already been intrigued, but the story just proved to be amazing.Whimsical Writing Scale: 5Plotastic Scale: 5Character Scale: 5

  • در اين داستان، به خلاف قلب رازگو، انگيزه ى قتل چندان مهم نيست. بيشتر صحنه پردازى و فضاسازى اهميت دارد. آلن پو همان اول به شما مى گويد كه قرار است قتلى رخ دهد و در ادامه، با دانستن اين حقيقت وحشتناك، به راحتى فضايى تاريك و وحشت انگيز مى آفريند.توصيه: اين داستان در تاريكى شب و تنها [...]

  • يا قلبي عليك يا فورتوناتو!!ما هذه النفسية السوداوية البنفسجية الجحيمية للمختل العقلي مونتريسور!أحداث عجيبة وقصة غريبة جداً! غريبة لأنها على الرغم من ظلاميتها وعتهها إلا أنها رائعة فوق الوصف!لا أستطيع أن أقول أن القصة غير حقيقية أو غير واقعية أو أنها من نسج الخيال المريض للك [...]

  • Read in a compilationRating: 3 / 5This is a classical horror story from Edgar Allen Poe. This is the story of a man and his friend sampling a bottle of liquor, only for things to turn drastically wrong.I didn’t think much of this story. It started off fair enough, and was well written, but the story made no sense. There were no reasons behind the main character’s actions, and it caused a lot of confusion for me, trying to understand why this was happening. I enjoyed the story, but it was con [...]

  • Another little masterpiece in capturing the sense of dread, malice and foreboding evil to come. There is a slow building of anticipation and mystery—the rampant silence of restrained malevolence, plotting, devious, hideous, hidden, waiting to seize upon the baffled Fortunato.Despite being already aware of the plot, I didn't feel that this diminished my excitement as I lay reading. Another must-read by Edgar Allan Poe!Recommended.

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