The Pit and the Pendulum (1842)

The Pit and the Pendulum (1842)

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Edgar Allan Poe By EdgarAllanPoe Completed

"The Pit and the Pendulum" is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842 in the literary annual The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1843. The story is about the torments endured by a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, though Poe skews historical facts. The narrator of the story describes his experience of being tortured. The story is especially effective at inspiring fear in the reader because of its heavy focus on the senses, such as sound, emphasizing its reality, unlike many of Poe's stories which are aided by the supernatural. The traditional elements established in popular horror tales at the time are followed, but critical reception has been mixed. 

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Natsu_Roku Natsu_Roku Apr 23, 2016
Wow ....
                              
                              I writing american romantic and my dark romantic just like lmao and .... yeah, stupid romance. 
                              
                              idk how poe writing this dark romantic. I forgot to breath again ... omfg *blushing*
Natsu_Roku Natsu_Roku Apr 23, 2016
(P.s: i can't speak english well so i'm sorry :" i'm indonesian, still learning :")