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The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)

The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)

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Edgar Allan Poe By EdgarAllanPoe Completed

"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843. It is relayed by an unnamed narrator who endeavors to convince the reader of his sanity while simultaneously describing a murder he committed. The victim was an old man with a filmy "vulture-eye", as the narrator calls it. The narrator emphasizes the careful calculation of the murder, and he hides the body by dismembering it, and hiding it under the floorboards. Ultimately, the narrator's feelings of guilt, or a mental disturbance, result in him hearing a thumping sound, which he interprets as the dead man's beating heart.

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KMousa KMousa Sep 05, 2017
His eyes being open for an hour doesn't prove he is a madman but his actions prove oherwise
ReddHumann ReddHumann Jun 09
This, and The Black Cat are quite the opposite in terms of Narrator's perspective. This, with a man being insane (that thinks he is well) while the Black Cat had a sane man doubting his sanity. 🤔 This Poe guy is pretty ok. Hahaha😋
zaelah1904 zaelah1904 Nov 17, 2017
Damn I love u Edgar Allan Poe. I was supposed to read this for school haha. But after reading this, man I gotta read moreeeeee. You're so talented. I love you alreadyyyyy.
I've read this so many times already that I can almost memorise this.
                              
                              
                              This is my favourite work of Poe... and there are so many works of his that I really really love. ♡
KMousa KMousa Sep 05, 2017
Still think your mad. Insane people may be..insane, but their not stupid. In fact, their smarter than the average sane person
What will he do when the body starts to stink and a maggot or other insect infestation happens?