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The Fall of the House of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe "The Fall of the House of Usher" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The story begins with the unnamed narrator arriving at the house of his friend, Roderick Usher, having received a letter from him in a distant part of the country complaining of an illness and asking for his help. Although Poe wrote this short story befor ...more
Published 2004 by Librio (first published 1839)
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Jeffrey Keeten
Oct 28, 2015 Jeffrey Keeten rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
"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?"

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A gothic house that instantly made me think of the House of Usher.

When 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 perme
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Huda Yahya


كيف يمكن لحيطان بيت أن تندمج مع ساكنيها لهذه الدرجة
كيف يمكن أن تصير أنت بيتك
وأن يصير بيتك أنت

أن يحمل كل ما بداخل نفسك من أوجاع نفسية
وهذيانات دماغية
فتصير أعمدة البيت تهتز لآهاتك
وأرضه تتشقق مع أناتك

أوشر ومنزله كانا كتلة واحدة مصبوبة لحم ودم وأحجار وخشب وآهات
عكس بو بقدرته الهائلة على الوصف هذه العلاقة الاستثنائية
فراحت كوابيس أوشر تتجسد أمامك بينما تتصاعد شهقات رعبك وتتزايد

والبيت يتصدع أمامك بينما يشهق أوشر شهقاته الأخيرة

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القصة سببت لي جرعات لا تنتهي من المتعة الممزوجة بشديد الرعب
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Bookworm Sean
Edgar Allan Poe takes a canvas and paints it black; he takes a story and makes it dark and shadowy; he takes a normal world and twists it to the point of corruption. The man describes the gothic in such a sublime way that I find myself drifting in a dream like world. His writing is fantastical and sordidly beautiful. This story, here, is the perfect gothic horror.

It has all the classic elements of the genre. The tale begins with the narrator visiting a haunted house; it is old, grand and evil.
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KOHEY.Y.
Nov 24, 2015 KOHEY.Y. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: home-library
This dark,somber and melancholic world makes my head spinning.
K.D. Absolutely
Dec 03, 2013 K.D. Absolutely rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (2006-2010)
There are three Edgar Allan Poe books that are included in the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. They are: The Fall of the House of Usher, The Purloined Letter and The Pit and the Pendulum. Yesterday, I started reading The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings as my first Halloween book this year. All these three stories are there. So, reading that book is like shooting three birds with one stone.

The Fall of the House of Usher is the best horror story that I've read for a long time now. Not
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Tayler Boswell
Dec 19, 2015 Tayler Boswell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
That. Was. Fantastic.

It's been so long since I've read Poe, or anything like Poe, and that was just so refreshing. It was so great to be confronted with a story that presented a challenge in so many ways: the diction, the sub-meanings, the sheer horror of the plot! After such a long YA binge, this was just wonderful and exactly what I needed to get out of my reading slump.

I love everything about Poe's writing. The long and winding sentences that make you sit back and think, but also grip you wit
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Claudia
Jan 12, 2016 Claudia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The horror has a name: Usher

The drawn from the madness Roderick Usher wears his beloved twin sister Madeline to the grave in the dark catacombs of the House of Usher.
Soon after, he hears voices and strange noises.

They come from day to day closer......

Outside raging a terrible storm and Roderick is scared out of his mind.

The door opens and in staggering Madeline, who was buried alive. She clings to Rodericks breast and together they fall to the ground dead.

Also lock Usher collapses.

DO YOU HEAR T
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Sabah
Dec 12, 2015 Sabah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Poe paints a superlatively sublime allegory of a tortured and unstable mind. Possibly his finest work I've read today, I confess I am in love.
Exina
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 eleme
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Fernando
Dec 30, 2015 Fernando rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Este es uno de mis cuentos preferidos de Poe, básicamente, porque es perfecto. Todo está ahí, en el comienzo, cuando el narrador ve la grieta en la pared. Esa grieta es un spoiler, lo sé, es la punta del iceberg de la narración. Roderick Usher tiene todos los típicos rasgos depresivos del pre-romántico que para variar, habita una mansión demasiado gótica.
El suspense de Poe a lo largo de la trama, el desaosiego de Roderick y la maldición de Lady Madeline transforman a este lúgubre trío en uno de
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Nicole~
This is one of Edgar Allan Poe's acclaimed short stories, made unforgettable when it was adapted to film by Roger Corman in 1960, starring Vincent Price.
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The Fall of the House of Usher was published in September 1839 and helped build Poe's credibility as a serious writer. It embodied the elements which were fast becoming Poe's macabre signature: "gloomy landscape, crumbling mansion, somber interior, sorrowful atmosphere, terrified narrator, neurasthenic hero, supernatural elements, oppressive sec
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Justin
Oct 01, 2015 Justin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't think of a better way to kick off the month of October.
Yani
Dec 24, 2015 Yani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Otro cuento perfecto en donde la construcción de una atmósfera horrorosa es tan importante como los hechos terroríficos en sí. Fiel a la tradición, prefiero comentar los cuentos de Poe muy brevemente para sortear los golpes de efecto y los spoilers.

Sí puedo contarles que la historia empieza con un narrador sin nombre (ya me acostumbré a ese anonimato) al cual un antiguo amigo invita a su casa. O, mejor dicho, se lo pide con urgencia. Roderick Usher, el amigo en cuestión, no está pasando por un
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Luís Blue Yorkie
It is not accidental that Edgar Allan Poe is considered a pioneer of suspense literature: the three stories in this book - namely: "The Fall of the House of Usher," "A Descent into Maelstrom" and "The Man of the Crowd" - show clearly the ability of the author to cause some discomfort in the reader, primarily through their characterisations - something dark and disturbing - the environments and characters.
The history that gives title to the volume,The Fall of the House of Usher the supernatural
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Vane J.
Ugh. I just love Poe's stories so much. Good thing he wrote many, so I still have more to go.



The narrator goes to Roderick Usher's house because he's summoned due to his friend's illness. There, he starts to notice some strange things, some of which include Usher's sister weird behaviour and subsequent death.

Even when this was so short, I found Usher to be an intriguing character. Utterly creepy but really interesting. His condition of hypochondria and axiety made him even more intriguing, and a
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Bonnie
Nov 14, 2015 Bonnie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Bonnie by: 1001 Books to Read Before You Die
And the award for the longest run-on sentence that still manages to somewhat make sense goes to... yes, you, Edgar. You, my friend, know how to use those punctuation's to their fullest potential and then some. You even manage to use dashes like it's nobody's business.

And now for the winning sentence...
*deep breathe*

"It was possible, I reflected, that a mere different arrangement of the particulars of the scene, of the details of the picture, would be sufficient to modify, or perhaps to annihilat
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Jean
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 ...more
Andrei Tamaş
Dec 19, 2015 Andrei Tamaş rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
E sumbru, e aproape strigător la cer cât de mult te poate influenţa o operă. Aceste proze scurte, aceste scrieri ale groazei şi ale grotescului nu-mi trezesc interesul direct într-un mod deosebit, dat fiind că relaţia mea cu supranaturalul e una şubredă, însă citirea lor inundă sufletul cititorului cu melancolie neagră.
Mă gândesc adesea dacă nu cumva stările oamenilor, cele negative adică, nu sunt nimic altceva decât o rană care sângerează latent. Ştiu eu?! Ceea ce citim, ceea ce vedem, ceea ce
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Coos Burton
De mis tesoros más preciados dentro de mi colección de Edgar Allan Poe. Un libro cuya presentación es en tapas duras, letras en plata, y unas ilustraciones tan tétricas como fantásticas. No puedo pedir más, es el libro que elegiría mil veces más para leer junto al árbol de navidad. Esta historia me remite a una atmósfera fantasmagórica y alucinante. Demasiado fascinada por mi autor favorito y uno de mis relatos predilectos. Más que recomendado a cualquier amante del horror gótico y el arte pertu ...more
Carla
Nov 16, 2015 Carla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Breve volume composto por 3 contos de Edgar Allan Poe: A Queda da Casa de Usher, Uma Descida ao Maelström e o Homem da Multidão.
A qualidade das histórias narradas é muito idêntica contudo, senti-me mais “envolvida” pelo retrato apresentado em A Queda da Casa de Usher, talvez por ser o mais representativo da obra de Poe.
Bram
May 17, 2012 Bram rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
During one of those idle internet journeys the original purpose of which can't be remembered, I discovered that Debussy had, before his untimely death, finished 20-odd minutes of an opera based on Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher'. As something of a Debussy fanatic, I ordered the out-of-print 80s recording and pursued information on Poe's story. Seduced by the approachable length and its ready availability online, I settled down to a single sitting of 'Usher', Laphroaig, and Sibelius' 4th, ...more
Safae
Nov 10, 2011 Safae rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1001, english
My only problem with the "antique books" is the language, it takes me longer than usual to understand whole paragraphs, if i do at all .
I must admit that i adore writings from this era, it takes me away to a world of novelty and wonderful manners, but my knowledge of English doesn't allow me to fully enjoy them.
The fall of the house of Usher begins with the invitation the narrator gets from his boyhood friend Roderick Usher, apparently his friend is sick and lonely and he needs a company that m
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Filipe Miguel
Apr 14, 2013 Filipe Miguel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, romance
Durante um dia inteiro de Outono, escuro, sombrio, silencioso, em que as nuvens pairavam, baixas e opressivas (...) encontrei-me diante da melancólica Casa de Usher.

Sendo Edgard Allan Poe sinónimo de "perturbador", toda e qualquer narrativa por ele escrita remete obrigatoriamente para o desconforto.

Neste longo conto, o autor coloca a nú o subconsciente profundo, utilizando o elemento "medo" e fá-lo valer através do "estranho". Com estranho ambiente, estranho tempo e estranhos acontecimentos,
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Jim Ef
Nov 02, 2015 Jim Ef rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Μακάβρια, αλλόκοτα, εφηβικά γυμνάσματα. Έτσι χαρακτήρισαν πολλοί τα διηγήματα του Πόε την εποχή που ζούσε. Ας μου επιτραπεί να προσθέσω μαγευτικά, σκοτεινά, λυρικά, ιδιοφυή και φυσικά μοναδικά. Ο Έντγκαρ Άλλαν Πόε πέρασε σαν τυφώνας από την λογοτεχνική σκηνή και δεν άφησε τίποτα όρθιο. Όσκαρ Ουάιλντ, Φράντς Κάφκα, Χ.Β. Λάβκραφτ είναι λίγα από τα ονόματα τα οποία επηρεάστηκαν από τον μεγάλο συγγραφέα

Στην πτώση του οίκου των Άσερ ο Πόε, από την πρώτη κιόλας λέξη, χτίζει σταδιακά ένα ανατριχιαστικό
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Gloria Mundi
Jun 16, 2012 Gloria Mundi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Tim Burton
Recommended to Gloria by: 1001 book list
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Dimitris
Nov 01, 2015 Dimitris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the greenest of our valleys
By good angels tenanted,
Once a fair and stately palace —
Radiant palace — reared its head.
In the monarch Thought’s dominion —
It stood there!
Never seraph spread a pinion
Over fabric half so fair!

Banners yellow, glorious, golden,
On its roof did float and flow,
(This — all this — was in the olden
Time long ago,)
And every gentle air that dallied,
In that sweet day,
Along the ramparts plumed and pallid,
A winged odor went away.

Wanderers in that happy valley,
Through two luminous
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Amy Sturgis
Apr 16, 2015 Amy Sturgis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I reread this (yet again!) in preparation for teaching my course on H.P. Lovecraft, and as always, "The Fall of the House of Usher" doesn't disappoint. Lovecraft called Poe his "God of Fiction" and considered "Usher" Poe's masterpiece. There's very good reason for this!
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Soy fan de Poe y siempre trato de coleccionar todo lo que puedo, ya sea de sus obras o del propio autor. Así, encontrarán reseñado en el blog sus obras como Los crímenes de la Calle Morgue y Narraciones extraordinarias, un cómic basado en relatos de Poe (entre los cuales está La caída de la Casa Usher) Relatos de Poe de Despeyroux y Serratosa y La sombra de Poe de Matthew Pearl, una novela de misterio en la cual todo gira entorno a la mítica figura del autor, sus r
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Dimitris
Sep 24, 2015 Dimitris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, what can I say. Poe can create such a scary, creepy atmosphere that there's no need for anyone to be violently murdered or mysteriously disappeared in his stories. He can make your spine tingle with a single paragraph with just the way he writes.

This story, is about a man going to see his ill friend in a house that's too... alive, dare I say. And then creepy stuff happen all over the place. Every single description of the house is hands down the best description of any haunted house you'l
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Brian
May 09, 2015 Brian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, short-stories
My first time. So awesome. I may become a fan, so impressed, like watching a movie .
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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 hundr ...more
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“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! --I dared not --I dared not speak! We have put her living in the tomb!” 27 likes
“I was forced to fall back upon the unsatisfactory conclusion, that while, beyond doubt, there are combinations of very simple natural objects which have the power of thus affecting us, still the analysis of this power lies among considerations beyond our depth. It was possible, I reflected, that a mere different arrangement of the particulars of the scene, of the details of the picture, would be sufficient to modify, or perhaps to annihilate its capacity for sorrowful impression.” 11 likes
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