Edgar Allan Poe Boston, Balti, Um Dos Mais Fascinantes Escritores Americanos E Um Dos Que Maior Influ Ncia Exerce Na Literatura Europeia De Esp Rito Atormentado, Desenvolveu O Gosto Pelo Misterioso E Pelo Macabro, Criando Uma Obra Profundamente Original, Precursora Da Literatura Fant Stica E Do Romance Policial Contempor Neo Da Sua Obra, Destaque Para O Poema O Corvo , O Romance A Narrativa De Arhur Gordon Pym E In Meros Contos, Como A Queda Da Casa De Usher , Um Dos Mais Conhecidos Este Livro Descreve Os Derradeiros Dias De Dois Sobreviventes De Uma Prestigiada Fam Lia, Oprimida Pela Doen A E Pelo Legado Funesto Dos Seus Antepassados Sob A Atmosfera Sombria Da Casa De Usher, Poe Conduz Nos Pelos Mais Obscuros Recantos Da Mente Humana, Revelando Toda A Sua Not Vel Destreza Narrativa E Mostrando Por Que Raz O Considerado Um Mestre Da Narrativa Breve 3.5 of 5 stars to The Fall of the House of Usher, a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, written in 1839 I found myself a slight bit bored the first time I read it It seemed to only be about some guy that went to go visit an old school buddy When he arrives, some type of curse or disastrous mood hangs over his house and looms until the man is a bit fearful Then, his best friend is dying of some odd disease They watch his wife die, but only when the man is about to die himself does he reveal that he buried the woman alive She is still down there breathing It was powerful imagery of the heart still beating and her breaths It was unlike in The Tell Tale Heart when the heart wasn t really beating, a figment of his imagination This time, it was real Fast forward a few years later, I read the story again at the end of my college years, as a look on mystery and the Gothic origins And the story is really vivid It s not Poe s best, but you really get a sense of his imagery and his talent for describing things in a most unique wayAbout MeFor those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures. Edgar Allan Poe s The Fall of the House of Usher is one of the original haunted house tales This story embodies old fashioned gothic horror Arthur Rackham illustrationThe unnamed narrator tells of his visit to the dreary country home of his boyhood friend, Roderick Usher He notices and describes at length how both Roderick and his house are crumbling at the edges Roderick is a deeply mentally disturbed person his sister Madeline, who wafts past the two men once without regarding them, seems equally troubled, but in different ways And there s something unexpressed but troubling about the relationship between brother and sister 1919 illustration for this story by Harry Clarke It doesn t seem to track the story exactly, but it s certainly a weirdly marvelous drawingThis story struck me at first as rather too verbose Poe gets perhaps a bit carried away with his descriptions of decay, both in the narrator s friend, Roderick Usher, and in his sister who at different times reminded me of a ghost or a vampire , and in their house itself But things get creepier as the story moves along, and the ending is truly chilling.The physical house of the Ushers, with its large crack in its walls, and its decrepitude and instability, is mirrored in the persons of Roderick Usher and his twin sister House of Usher, of course, can mean either the physical house or the family dynasty, a point Poe makes expressly clear Usher, too, reverbates with meaning what kind of a godforsaken place is the narrator and we as readers being ushered into SparkNotes offers this opinion The family has no enduring branches, so all genetic transmission has occurred incestuously within the domain of the house Ewww Free online many places, including here. Along with the unnamed narrator, we as readers are summoned into the macabre to witness the fall of the House of Usher Edgar Allan Poe s The Fall of the House of Usher is a nearly perfect short story It creates tension as events unfold and the once familiar takes on the visage of the ghastly and wild Poe successfully evokes a feeling of dread which is inescapable And while there is closure in the story, the narrator is unnerved by the sorrow and recognizes that he will carry the terror the rest of his life We too are touched by this terror in ways that are impossible to fathom Great story One of the creepiest, eeriest haunted house stories I ve ever read From the first few lines, a disquieting sense a dread begins to build, and it never lets up The story has the narrator being summoned to a remote decaying mansion where his childhood friend the last of a great dynasty, is near death And just wait until something stalks the mansion s dark halls in the dead of night Like HP Lovecraft, Poe s choice of words brilliantly teases the imagination with its dark terrors. . The Fall of the House of Usher published in 1839 may well be one of the stories which started the current interest in the gothic genre, although Ann Radcliffe sThe Mysteries of Udolpho , for instance, had been published much earlier in 1794 Apart from its parody in Jane Austen sNorthanger Abbey , Radcliffe s work has now largely been forgotten along with other great gothic works from the time Yet The Fall of the House of Usher remains perennially popular and influential Poe regarded it as his most successful example oftotality , in that every detail and event in the story is relevant to the plot.The viewpoint character has been invited to the house of a childhood friend, Roderick Usher, in order to cheer him as he is weak, ill and depressed view spoiler Once there, Usher is found to be a hypochondriac, suffering greatly with nervous agitation He and his sister Madeline, who also has the similar ghastly affliction, are the last of the line hide spoiler This dark,somber and melancholic world makes my head spinning. Wow, what a fantastic story You have all the gothic elements crammed in here a haunted perhaps even sentient house, a mysterious illness, madness, death, entombment, a dungeon, a violent storm, a cursed family, hints of possible incest , resurrection, bizarre poetry, and a story within the story about a knight slaying a dragon And binding this all together is Poe s inimitable style and narrative drive It s horror of the creepy, atmospheric kind the best kind, IMHO , the kind that gets under your skin and makes you feel it in a thousand subtle ways. It was my first time I read Poe, and I have to say, I can see why he is so hyped This story is mysterious and breath taking Told from the perspective of a curious friend Good read, I will recommend it to anyone who has an interest in horror.
The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of
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