The Fall of the House of Usher eBook ´ of the House

The Fall of the House of Usher eBook ´ of the House

The Fall of the House of Usher ➥ [Ebook] ➠ The Fall of the House of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe ➯ – Edgar Allan Poe Boston 1809 Balti 1849 é um dos mais fascinantes escritores americanos e um dos ue maior influência exerce na literatura europeia De espírito atormentado desenvolveu o gosto pelo mi of the MOBI î Edgar Allan Poe Boston Balti é um dos mais fascinantes escritores americanos e um dos ue maior influência exerce na literatura europeia De espírito atormentado desenvolveu o gosto pelo misterioso e pelo macabro criando uma obra profundamente original precursora da literatura fantástica e do romance policial contemporâneo Da sua obra destaue para o poema Fall of the House of PDF/EPUB ² O Corvo o romance A Narrativa de Arhur Gordon Pym e inúmeros contos como A The Fall eBook ò ueda da Casa de Usher um dos mais conhecidos Este livro descreve os derradeiros dias de dois sobreviventes de uma prestigiada família oprimida pela doença 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 notável destreza narrativa e mostrando por ue razão é considerado um mestre da narrativa breve.

10 thoughts on “The Fall of the House of Usher

  1. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    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 UsherWhen 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 allRoderick 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 freuently discovered sleepwalking or really something like death walking The atmosphere is beginning to wear on our narrator as well He likes Roderick and enjoys composing songs writing poetry and painting pictures with him but even as they manage to ignore the malaise of their circumstances for a few hours the melancholy is always lurking to reassert itself on their senses An atmosphere which had no affinity with the air of heaven but which had reeked up from the decayed trees and the gray wall and the silent tarn—a pestilent and mystic vapor dull sluggish faintly discernible and leaden hued He begins to feel uneasy all the time and is beginning to believe that Roderick is not afraid of a sickness producing paranormal but is actually justifiably afraid of something real but unknowable Our imaginations can always conjure up worse horrors than those we can actually see Illustration by Harry Clarke whose work is often mistakenly attributed to Aubrey BeardsleyWhen Madeline dies things begin to unravel Our narrator finds himself helping Roderick to take her down in the family tombs Madeline appears alive in death than she did in life Her cheeks are even rosy Roderick insists that they screw down the coffin lidLet’s just say the story ends with a bang I recently started reading the Robert McCammon book Usher’s Passing and realized that it has been a long time since I’d read the Edgar Allan Poe story that was the inspiration for that novel I’ve always enjoyed the ripe symbolism that is always a characteristic of a good Poe story The reader experiences this growing uneasiness as the story unspools Poe seemingly effortlessly conveys this sense of impending doom When I was breaking sentences down to see how Poe was doing this I realized that it wasn’t effortless but masterful Another awesome illustration from Harry ClarkeI liked Poe even before I discovered that I shared a birthday January 19th with him He was appreciated in his time by the French than he was by the Americans I’ve seen it mentioned several times where American travelers to Europe expressed their bafflement at being asked about this American writer who they had never heard of On some late night when you are having trouble sleeping read a story or two of Poe and notice the psychological impact he starts to have on you as your eyes dart around the room at what sounded like a creaking floorboard or your skin crawls at the screech of an owl that may have been the last scream of a woman ensnared If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

  2. Matthew Matthew says:

    Perhaps the perfect story for the COVID 19 uarantine I say this for two reasonsFirst The lengthThis story can be consumed in one sitting At a time when I am struggling to focus on reading getting in and getting out of a story uickly is perfect for my current attention span Also I decided to listen to this one As part of keeping myself healthy during this time of isolation at home I have been trying to get some fresh air by going for a walk at lunch I was able to start and finish this entire story over the course of one walk It felt like an accomplishment and I needed that for my reading moraleSecond The plotThe story of this book focuses on a man who has been in isolation for an extended period of time and is deteriorating into madness The house in the story represents the stability view spoiler and eventual collapse hide spoiler

  3. Michael Michael says:

    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

  4. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    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 eually 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 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 chillingThe 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 EwwwFree online many places including here

  5. J.L. Sutton J.L. Sutton says:

    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

  6. James James says:

    35 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 uniue 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 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 whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures

  7. Bionic Jean Bionic Jean says:

    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 plotThe 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

  8. Tom Lewis Tom Lewis says:

    One of the creepiest eeriest haunted house stories I’ve ever read From the first few lines a disuieting 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

  9. kohey kohey says:

    This darksomber and melancholic world makes my head spinning

  10. Exina Exina says:

    I know not how it was but with the first glimpse of the building a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit 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? The Fall of the House of Usher is considered the best example of Poe's totality where every element and detail is related and relevant” It might be important to know before you read it I’ve read this story many times trying to grasp all those relevant elements but it’s not easy Not only because it’s complex but also because it’s mesmerizing As you read it you forget about literary instructions “There were times indeed when I thought his unceasingly agitated mind was laboring with some oppressive secret” I like it though it’s totally not my type of story It’s a real horror Dark mysterious and morbid But it’s also has lyrical elements and the writing style is a thrilling delight to read “Not hear it? yes I hear it and have heard it Long long long many minutes many hours many days have I heard it yet I dared not oh pity me miserable wretch that I am The setting the characters the plot the atmosphere – creepily perfect A must read

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