Book Reviews of The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales
The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN-13: 9780451516596
ISBN-10: 0451516591
Publication Date: 10/1/1960
Rating:
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4.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Signet Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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Includes 14 tales of terror, imagination, and suspense:

* The Balloon-Hoax
* MS Found in a Bottle
* A Descent inot the Maelstrom
* The Murders in the Rue Morgue
* The Purloined Letter
* The Black Cat
* The Fall of the House of Usher
* The Pit and the Pendulum
* The Masque of the Red Death
* The Cask of Amontillado
* The Assignation
* The Tell-Tale Heart
* Diddling
* The Man that was Used Up

and Poe's only full-length novel,
*Narrative of A. Gordon Pym
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I really enjoyed this little short story (novelette? It seems to rich and full to be called a short story). I think this is a story that could really benefit from re-reads (and re-re-reads and re-re-re-reads). The story grabs you from the opening description of the house of Usher, especially with it's subtle personification, specifically the several references to eyes and the eerie sense of doom. I am not enough of a scholar to be able to say what exactly created the feeling of unease, but as Usher and the narrator's paranoia rose, so did mine! I would recommend this quick, gripping read to anyone.
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A great collection of Poe's stories, mostly his Gothic and horror stories.
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A nice little collection of Poe that includes a nice introduction and even some of his essays in addition to the expected poems, tales, and stories. I liked that the book included some literary criticism in addition to Poe's works. This would be nice to have if you're a college/high school student studying literature.