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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It was about dusk, one evening during the supreme madness of the carnival season, that I encountered my friend. He accosted me with excessive warmth, for he had been drinking much. The man wore motley. He had on a tight-fitting parti-striped dress, and his head was surmounted by the conical cap and bells. I was so pleased to see him, that I thought I should never have done wringing his hand.

Originally published in Godey’s Lady’s Book in November 1846, The Cask of Amontillado is set in nineteenth-century Italy and concerns the deadly revenge taken by the insane narrator on a friend who he claims has insulted him. Like several of Poe’s stories—and in keeping with the nineteenth-century fascination with the subject—the narrative revolves around a person being buried alive.

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  • “Poe was a master of gothic horror, and this short story shows why. From the first sentence, the narrator vows revenge, and the reader is in on the action as the conceited victim is lured into the catacombs, chained, walled up, and left to die among the piled skeletons.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Juliet | 5/17/2011

    " This is one of my favorite "go-to" books... I LOVE IT!!! I just pick a story... I have yet to read all the stories... It may take me a bit - small doses of dreariness, I suppose. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephanie | 5/14/2011

    " This is the ultimate book for Edgar Allan Poe fans! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeremy | 4/28/2011

    " A Must read for every person who loves to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jessica | 4/6/2011

    " enjoyable as always, but don't read them all back to back! "

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