The Pit and the Pendulum The Essential Poe - Penguin Classics

Short stories

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Publisher's 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141190624
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 813.3
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 237
Weight: 192g
Height: 197mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 20mm