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Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling

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"Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling" is a short story written by American author Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest A ...more
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Published 1850 (first published August 17th 1839)
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Ebster Davis
Aug 14, 2015 Ebster Davis rated it it was ok
I listened to this story on librivox, and I thought the narrator had a really thick cockney, or possibly Irish, accent. He doesn't, the story is just written that way.

The story itself is kind of funny and charming; the self-important "Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, Barronitt" and a "little Frinch furrenner" making advances to a lady and kind of freak her out. But the dialect is really, really hard to understand.

Everything is purposefully misspelled so badly, reading the text didn't help much. In th
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Abby
Oct 11, 2012 Abby rated it it was ok
This was a little hard to read due to the language. Poe has written it in a Scottish brough.
Neelam Babul
A little difficult to understand due to the Accent with which its written.
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Mar 08, 2016 Chris Ginosyan rated it it was ok
դե հիմա բոլորն էլ ունենում են անկապ պատմվածքներ :D
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The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher. This versatile writer’s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of ...more
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