The Tell-Tale Heart Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart Edgar Allan Poe

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Overview

"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843. It follows an unnamed narrator who insists on his sanity after murdering an old man with a "vulture eye". The murder is carefully calculated, and the murderer hides the body by cutting it into pieces and hiding it under the floorboards. Ultimately the narrator's guilt manifests itself in the hallucination that the man's heart is still beating under the floorboards.

It is unclear what relationship, if any, the old man and his murderer share. It has been suggested that the old man is a father figure or, perhaps, that his vulture eye represents some sort of veiled secret. The ambiguity and lack of details about the two main characters stand in stark contrast to the specific plot details leading up to the murder.

The story was first published in James Russell Lowell's The Pioneer in January 1843. "The Tell-Tale Heart" is widely considered a classic of the Gothic fiction genre and one of Poe's most famous short stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541234598
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/21/2016
Pages: 34
Sales rank: 748,598
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.

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The Tell Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books i have ever read in my WHOLE life and the rest of his poesms are just suspensful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edgar Allen Poe is a phenominal author and a very interesting man actually.Did you know that haunted houses actually originated from Mr.Poe, because he was so gothic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love tgis book and all the rest from