The Cask of Amontillado
We've taken some of the world's best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve. Each book in the series has...more
I'm a scaredy cat by nature. Don't get me wrong. I love rapelling, bungee jumping...more
I had to read this for school and I absolutely loved it. Maybe the reason I enjoyed it so much was because I read it for school and we talked about irony. Talking about the story made me think more into it and now I think it's brilliant. I had already been intrigued, but the story just proved to be amazing.
My 2nd review of Poe is (not surprisingly) my 2nd favorite Poe book. This book was read for 11th grade English and I have to say that this better than expected book came out of a better than expected class-but that is for another story.
(view spoiler)[So, how to plan the perfect murder? (hide spoiler)] Well, as I have just finished reading Crime and Punishment, this book loomed heavy on my mind. I don't know if Fyodor Dostoyevsky had ever picked up this book but the similarities and differences...more
No man provokes me with impunity
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publication Date: November 1846
Montressor is telling us about a time when he committed a very grave crime. When Fortunado does something to dishonor Montressor, Montressor promises revenge. So one night during Carnival he lours Fortunado down to his "wine cellar' and through the catacombs. What kind of revenge will Montressor get on Fortunado?
Edgar Allan Poe never fails to make twisted, dark...more
You see, Montresor doesn't want any competition in wine-tasting, and is also offended by an unknown insult(maybe imagined by him, to make it easier to kill Fortunato)and vows to get revenge by murder.
Montresor is a very clever guy so he a...more
I like all...more
Ana kahraman Luchesi
Kurban ise Fortunato
Bu kısa hikayeyi derste işliyoruz,ingilizce olarak okudum, özetten çok (zaten kısa) bir iki şey söylemek istiyorum.
Adamın bir psikopat olduğunu itiraf etmek bence yanlış bir itham olmaz sanırım. Aklıma gelen ilk kelime bu oldu.
Hikayede Luchesi Fortunatonun ona ne olduğu belli olmayan bir hakaret ettiğini söylüyor ve onu öldürme planları yapıyor, üzerine duvar örüyor ama onu öldürdüğünün asla bilinmeyeceğinden emin olmasını istiyor.Hikayede bir bölümde Luch...more
This story is twisted like all his others. Chilling.
The story is placid and dark as velvet. Deception at its finest interpretation. The image of death in progress, a seem-to-be-pause until the end. Something you will not see in any regular story.
If you are young to understand the word revenge, do not read it. Also, if you are narrowminded to morbidness. I suggest you grab a d...more
Mr Poe's dark, twisted humor and exquisite prose was also nice to read. I haven't read much classics mainly because I am no...more
As usual, Poe was able to portray the criminal mind, with its unrepent...more
I didn't pick this book up, Mr.Gould gave it to me and read it to the class.
I finished this book because I had to for english class.
I would recommend it to people who like this sort of sad and unfortun...more
Disclaimer: Of course, this is a Poe story, someone would end up dying from asphyxiation.
One of Poe's works I enjoyed reviewing and re-reading. An eerie tale of revenge, murder, and death.(less)
It must be understood that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will. I continued, as was my in to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my to smile now was at the thought of his immolation.
I picked up this book because I had to do it for a plot summary and graph for school.
I finished this book because I had to for my homework.
I think I would recommend this to nobody because I didn't really like it and I won't recommend books I don't like.
"It must be understood that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will. I continued, as was my wont, to smile in his face ..." translates roughly to: "Nice bracelet, where'd you get it?" - "That's the ugliest fucking bracelet I've ever seen."
Narrator had to be a fake bitch to get what he wanted.