The Black Cat

The Black Cat

by Edgar Allan Poe


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Edgar Allan Poe [RL 10 IL 7-12] The beast gets the last laugh. Themes: perverseness; guilt. Also includes Stinging. 54 pages. Tale Blazers.

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ISBN-13: 9780895986610
Publisher: Perfection Learning Corporation
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Pages: 53
Sales rank: 405,250
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, critic, essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of the macabre and mystery, Poe was one of the early American practitioners of the short story and a progenitor of detective fiction and crime fiction. He is also credited with contributing to the emergent science fiction genre.Poe died at the age of 40. The cause of his death is undetermined and has been attributed to alcohol, drugs, cholera, rabies, suicide (although likely to be mistaken with his suicide attempt in the previous year), tuberculosis, heart disease, brain congestion and other agents.

Other Books of Author:
• The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)
• The Raven (1845)
• The Fall of the House of Usher (1839)
• The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841)
• The Pit and the Pendulum (1842)
• Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840)
• The Cask of Amontillado (1846)
• The Masque of the Red Death (1842)
• The Purloined Letter (1844)
• A Descent into the Maelström (1841)

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The Black Cat 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Edgar Allan Poe is a great author I'm facinated by his style, he's dark and glommy but also sarcastic and funny.The black cat is a great storie, it shows how easily you can tormente a person,making them go crazy.It also embrasses the sphycopath inside and the clevernest and crazinest of a killer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A most gripping story yet. The black cat presonifies the wife because she sweet and loving while the husband on the other hand despises her. When he decides to do away with the black cat with an ax, his wife is the one that dies.
MysteryChristieluv More than 1 year ago
Love him or hate him You either love or hate Poe's work. I love him and his writing style and this does not disappoint.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wrote a story about a black cat, I haven't heard of this, and so I'm not sure if it's similar..I had wrote of a demonic black cat that would only come out at night, and has only black holes for eyes and sharp protruding teeth. And tortures with it's demonic game. By the end the cat had torn out the eyes of the person it was constantly torturing by night.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so scary! I read it before i went to sleep... big mistake!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Edgar Allan Poe We all know the extrordinarie works of Edgar Allan Poe but he still seems to take us by suprise.With a title like that you think that Snow White is a scary storie but you are dead wrong.This is a thrilling mind blowing storie that makes you think twice before buying a cat.I knew that cats had 9 lives but he's like 'Jason'from 'Friday the thirdteen'he just keeps coming back.And trust me when you read this book you will see that his a animal lover and a loving husband.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Robert Poe does a fantastic job at taking his relatives book and making one of the best adaptations i have read from any Poe story. As you read, you feel like your an detective and don't be surprised if you find yourself writing down who you think the killer is. Always fast paced and always a twist around every corner. One will also see how religion, prejudice and the Wicca culture conme into play in this book, soon to be a classic.
dandelionroots on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I know it's a short story, but he's always poetry. Good kitty.
Joybee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great tale, a great reread. The tale follows the narrator, who was once a gentle soul, as he is driven mad and violent by alcoholism. He begins by torturing his beloved pets, and eventually leads to murder. Creepy and suspenseful.
avalon_today on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I listened to this free at Lit2go, great little site. This short story is gruesome, but Poe does it so well. And what happens to that poor cat, well be warned it isn¿t pretty.
Orix_Bluewave on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a horror.I was very surprised at the last seen.But the story is simple.So I can read this book easy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story has a grim background of the narrator's fall to insanity, but I don't like the lack of describtion of how his live is like before his first act of brutality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If I ever meet someone like that I will kill them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its like you cant really read it... lile it wasnt meant to be read... and its just a bad figure
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Karine Alves More than 1 year ago
This book is public domain, can be downloaded online for free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worst piece of literature I've ever read