The Cask of Amontillado (1846)

The Cask of Amontillado (1846)

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Edgar Allan Poe By EdgarAllanPoe Completed

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, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitively settled-but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved, precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish, but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.

It must be understood, that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will. I continued, as was my wont, to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my smilenow was at the thought of his immolation.

He had a weak point-this Fortunato-although in other regards he was a man to be respected and even feared. He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine. Few Itali...

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raqueloorpiada raqueloorpiada Mar 29, 2017
Psychological horror indeed but perhaps the cover need some mending, whoever is in charge. If you are a rich man, heed my warning! Never get lost in the happiness of your folly for it is pride and might bring you to a cask instead
AndreMartinez99 AndreMartinez99 Jul 13, 2017
This story always makes me feel so depressed. Poor Fortunato.
Jul1annal1z Jul1annal1z Mar 18, 2017
I had to read this book for English!! And then we watched the movie.
I have this story on my English textbook. And I was freaking in love with this. And my mind blown :'D
feanorian feanorian Nov 01, 2017
Well, he’s a mason. A different type of mason, but one nonetheless.
AchiFigDre AchiFigDre May 25, 2017
Just a few months ago my prof told us to read this for our literature class and I never expected this to have a big impact on me. I got goosebunps while reading,  and really,  truly a gem. I applau Edgar Allan Poe for this.