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The Cask of Amontillado

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  37,030 ratings  ·  540 reviews
Περιλαμβάνονται τα διηγήματα:
- "Ουίλιαμ Ουίλσον"
- "Το ερωτικό ραντεβού"
- "Το βαρέλι του Αμοντιλάδο"
- "Σιωπή"
- "Το σύστημα του δρος Πίσσα και του καθηγητού Φτερά"
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Published (first published November 1846)
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Glenn Russell
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe is a classic tale of revenge. Since there are dozens of posts here, my review will take a particular slant: what German pessimistic philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer has to say about the psychology of revenge and how the revengeful narrator in Poe’s tale relates to Schopenhauer’s insights.

Schopenhauer says we all suffer as the result of nature or chance but, as humans, we recognizes that is simply the way life works. He then writes, “Suffering caused by t
Don't read this at night!

I'm not quite sure what I think of this, I like Poe, I like his words, his spine tingling suspense and his gothic aproch. But what was this? I will never, ever go down into the catacombs. Ever. Not like this sorry soul...

It was horrid, and very good. But I don't entirely understand what happened and why, so three stars is about right. I liked The Raven better.
This was the only thing I enjoyed reading at Catholic school. A fellow student's scribbled creative curses on the margins of our religion class handouts nonwithstanding. Poe's atmospheric talents are undeniable- the man even inspired Baudelaire with a new level of excitement (the dark, brooding kind of course) about how dark life can be. It shall thrill my inner 14 year old heart forever.
I didn't seem to learn my lesson. Do not listen to Edgar Allan Poe audiobook when you think you are alone! It will give you arrhythmia. For sure.

Yeah, I did that (again) during lunch break, it was quite, so I took my phone, put my earphones and listen to this, The Cask of Amontadillo (I read The Sherlockian a while ago and it was mention by ACD character, hence 'curious'). Closed my eyes... and listened.


The story itself was rather straight point. Fortnato did something that insult Mo
داستان "چیلیک آمونتیلادو" توسط احمد میرعلایی به فارسی ترجمه شده است. احمد گلشیری هم با نام "بشکه ی آمونتیلادو" آن را ترجمه کرده است که در مجموعه ی داستان و نقد داستان چاپ شده.

يا قلبي عليك يا فورتوناتو!!
ما هذه النفسية السوداوية البنفسجية الجحيمية للمختل العقلي مونتريسور!


أحداث عجيبة .. وقصة غريبة جداً! غريبة لأنها على الرغم من ظلاميتها وعتهها إلا أنها رائعة فوق الوصف!
لا أستطيع أن أقول أن القصة غير حقيقية أو غير واقعية .. أو أنها من نسج الخيال المريض للكاتب العجيب إدجار آلان بو! بل على العكس تماماً، بالنسبة لي فأنا أرى هذه القصة حقيقية جداً، وأبعد ما تكون عن الخيال!

فكما نعلم جميعاً، هذه هي عادة الأدب .. يواجهنا بكل جرأة وجسارة وصراحة ووضوح بحقيقتنا البشرية الضعيفة التي
Sarah Marie
4.5 stars
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.
Sarah ( Paris )
لم ترقني كثيرا ..
غريبة ..
كمية الحقد التي تعتمل في نفس البطل
غريبة ..
وتدفعه لدفن غريمه حياً ..
لم افهمها جيدا مما اضطرني أن أقرأها من نسختين مختلفتين ..
Ken Moten

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) 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
Brr! This one leaves a chill up your spine, doesn't it? All the more so since we don't know why Montressor does it. Was he really wronged by Fortunado, or was it simply a matter of luck shining more brightly on another man? Fortunado is in the Masons, his family is large and prosperous, where Montressor's is in decline. But what could Fortunado alone have done in order to cause that? It seems to be the work of ages, and it's just that Montressor blames Fortunado because he's a symbol.

I like all
"The Cask of Amontillado" - the story that introduced me to Mr. Poe and his dark-ingenuity. Actually, his first work that I have read. I was 18 then some time ten years ago.

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
This one was certainly not my favorite, but it was masterfully written. There are wonderful tools of symbolism and foreshadowing. It's a pity I don't know Latin or French, because Poe tends to shower these throughout his pieces, and without translations, they mean little to me. Again, the iconic elements - seemingly motiveless revenge, the narrator also being the murderer, etc. Terrifying that the human imagination can conjure up this sort of image, and perhaps the most disturbing bit is how the ...more
I believe I had to read this short story in 10th grade...oh, no, it must have been in 11th grade when we covered American literature. I think we had a whole section on Edgar Allan and we read several of his poems and short stories.

This story is twisted like all his others. Chilling.
Loved the irony used in the story, dark humor is effective to the story. Confusing at first, but after further discussion, understood at a different level.
Towards the end of the 18th century, a moral treatment movement developed, that put into practice a more “humane” approach. However, there wasn’t a lot of information or names to know what kind of mental disability people had. The Cask of Amontillado is set between the 18th and 19th century. Many critics believed that Montressor was trying to kill another side of him. Nevertheless, Montresor’s actions made him appear as a psychopath who later became a murderer because of his “veracity” when tell ...more
The character I liked the most was Montresor because in the story he was really clever.
This book makes me think about my little sister and how sneaky and clever she can be.
The setting of this story is important because it shows how much a "clown" Fortunato really can be.
John Martindale
I must say I found the numerous reviews of this short story a good deal more interesting than the book itself. It seemed to be a tale of psychopath burying some innocent victim alive in revenge for some perceived wrong.
Anusree Burman
Edgar Allan Poe's stories are artfully written with the utmost care; the intentions of the protagonist, the motives behind the action and the moral chaos resulting therein are exquisitely portrayed. I agree his stories are essentially Gothic in nature but I believe they are reflections of the inner conflicts he faced which he subtly concealed as horror in his stories. I was amazed to learn that he wrote stories of this genre but there is no denying the fact that he is a master storyteller. I am ...more
"No one can injure me with impunity"

This story made my stomach and heart hurt so much ! How can someone be so full of hate and jealousy ?!

"In pace requiescat" !
Melina Vazquez
I like this book it was a really good book i think it was really interesting.i would totally recommend this story to any of my friends and i will start reading more of short story's like this.
“A wrong is unredressed when the retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.” With this cruel vengeance Montresor, with malicious patience and deceptive friendliness, lured Fortunato into the vault and buried him alive in a niche. The reader knows the target to be doomed and watched the drunken man step deeper into the snare.
As usual, Poe was able to portray the criminal mind, with its unrepent
This isn't exactly a book, its just one of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories. I don't know why I liked this so much, maybe it was all the ironic parts, it just makes me laugh even though its all about a murder. Is it just me? Maybe, but its an awesome story that I was really happy to get to do a project on in English. Out of all our short stories this was my most favorite. Just sends a not so friendly reminder not to betray your friends. Or you just might end up walled up in come icky catacombs wi ...more
Ah, sweet revenge!
"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 don't think that I give Poe as much attention or credit as I should be giving him. It's just because I have not gone in-depth with any of his works, with the exception of that which I have been required to read and interpret. So, when I was thinking about which s
Edgar Allen Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado is a psychological revenge short story that could be analyzed for years by the world’s greatest thinkers. The story starts with a man desperate for revenge on a friend for past injuries and a current insult. Supposedly there had been past offenses, per the opening sentence, that were tolerated the best they could be. They did not resonate quite like the insult that sparked the eye for an eye punishment (more so an eye for taking someone's stapler). The s ...more
Jordan Weaver
Fortunato has insulted Montresor, and Montresor has now gained vengeance. However, he has hidden his hatred towards Fortunato because he wants to fulfill him without putting himself at risk, since the vengeance would not be complete if Fortunato were to retaliate or if Fortunato died without knowing Montresor to be his murderer. Hehe acts friendly towards Fortunato and decides to exploit Fortunato's weakness for fine wines. One evening during the carnival season, Montresor finds Fortunato and in ...more
Paul Holcomb
*Spoilers throughout*

Throughout “The Cask of Amontillado,” Poe uses a variety of elements that result in the disturbing, suspenseful, darkly humorous story it is. The first thing the reader realizes as they begin the tale is that Montresor is an utterly unreliable source. He gives no reasoning as to why he wants Fortunato dead; he merely states, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.” Given such a vague explanation, th
Okay, it's official. I wouldn't want to be friends with him, but Edgar Allan Poe would be a great guest to a cookout or a campfire. He'd have at least three or four stories ready that would make everyone's hair stand up on their ends. The Cask of Amontillado definitely gave me goosebumps. Montressor is not a man anyone, even a friend, would want to mess with. In class, my teacher suggested that Fortunato's insult might've been continuous and graver than we are told, but I still believe that Mon ...more
Love me some Poe!!
Czarny Pies
Oct 07, 2014 Czarny Pies rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone that can do math homework fast.
Recommended to Czarny by: Miss Madill my Grade Three teacher vigorously pushed me toward it withou actually recommending it.
The Cask of Amontillado is without a doubt one of the greatest horror tales every written. The most peculiar thing is that it was neither recommended to me by a Goodreads member nor on a course reading list. I stumbled on it by complete chance. I was in Grade Three and had finished my arithmetic problem set very quickly. When the teacher looked me pointedly apparently annoyed by idleness, I pulled my reader out of desk and looked for something that had not already been assigned.
I managed to sele
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