The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher Edgar Allan Poe Boston, 1809 Balti, 1849 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 1845 , O Romance A Narrativa De Arhur Gordon Pym 1838 E In Meros Contos, Como A Queda Da Casa De Usher 1839 , 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.

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    There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime What was it I paused to think what was it that so unnerved me in the contemplation of the House of Usher A gothic house that instantly made me think of the House of Usher.When our narrator has been summoned to the bedside of his sick friend Roderick Usher, he finds a household overcast with gloom If an environment can permeate a soul with melancholy and fear, then the House of Usher is a detriment to all who enter Our narrator begins to feel the effects almost immediately I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow An air of stern, deep, and irredeemable gloom hung over and pervaded all Roderick is suffering from numerous illnesses, all undiagnosable in the 1800s This story predates the modern psychology that eventually is able to put a name to those illnesses hyperesthesia, hypochondria, and severe anxiety This trilogy of maladies can start to erode the ability of the mind to reason His twin sister Madeline is also sick and is frequently dis...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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...

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    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 way About Me For 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 F...

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    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 remot...

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    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 s The Mysteries of Udolpho , for instance, had been published much earlier in 1794 Apart from its parody in Jane Austen s Northanger 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 of totality , 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...

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    This dark,somber and melancholic world makes my head spinning.

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    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.

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