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The Cask of Amontillado (1846)

The Cask of Amontillado (1846)

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Edgar Allan Poe By EdgarAllanPoe Completed

"The Cask of Amontillado" (sometimes spelled "The Casque of Amontillado") is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book. The story, set in an unnamed Italian city at carnival time in an unspecified year, is about a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him. Like several of Poe's stories, and in keeping with the 19th-century fascination with the subject, the narrative revolves around a person being buried alive - in this case, by immurement. As in "The Black Cat" and "The Tell-Tale Heart", Poe conveys the story from the murderer's perspective.

Cover by the lovely @theygotnone

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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
cridisian cridisian 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.