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Edgar Alan Po (1809-1849) američki pesnik, esejista, kritičar i pripovedač svojim je delom snažno uticao na tokove svetske književnosti, od francuskih simbolista do današnjih dana.
Mnoge studije i naučni radovi neosporno ga imenuju kao začetnika, ili jednog od začetnika, detektivskog žanra, naučne fantastike, pripovetke, gotskog žanra, stvaraoca koji u forme unosi novinu, p
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Paperback, 131 pages
Published 2010 by Rubikon (first published 1839)
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Jeffrey Keeten
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, gothic
"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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Bookdragon 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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Mohammed Arabey
كيف يمكنك أن تشعر ببيت يئن يحتضر؟

هذه القصة يصحبنا فيها الراوي بحنكة عجيبة لروي قصة قصيرة مقبضة مؤلمة.. منذ دخوله ساحة بيت أشر

هذه القصة مثال كئيب مرعب مقبض للوصف القوطي، هذه القصة مثال لكيف يخدم كل سطر وجملة القصة القصيرة
هذه القصة إحتوت علي الكثير من مخاوف البشر.. بالاخص مخاوف المدعو، إدجار آلان بو شخصيا، وفي وقت مبكر جدا

فهذه القصة عن المرض البشع الذي يجعلك شاحبا متخشبا كالموتي والذي استخدمه بو بقصص اخري
وعن المرض البشع النفسي الذي يجعلك مرهفا الحس والسمع بشكل قاتل للأعصاب، واستخدمه ايضا لاحقا
وعن
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James
3.5 of 5 stars to The Fall of the House of Usher, a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, written in 1839. I found myself a slight bit bored the first time I read it. It seemed to only be about some guy that went to go visit an old school buddy. When he arrives, some type of curse or disastrous mood hangs over his house and looms until the man is a bit fearful. Then, his best friend is dying of some odd disease. They watch his wife die, but only when the man is about to die himself does he reveal that ...more
Stephanie
3.5 stars rounded up to 4 - Classic creepy horror story!

This is my third read of The Fall of the House of Usher and probably won't be the last! This short story was required reading in school and then I read it again a couple of years ago. In June 2016, I decided to reread - as it was a BOTM in one of my groups. Having read the hard copy twice, I decided to listen to the Macabre Mansion audio version this time - which increased my enjoyment due to the great creepy sounds and multiple narrators
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Araz Goran
إنهيار منزل أوشر ~ إدغار آلان بو..



يا الله كم هو عجيب ومدهش " بو " وكيف يتلاعب بالعقل البشري وينثر الرعب في الأودية السحيقة في النفس ، هذا الرجل يتقن اللعب في عالم الكآبة يدخل من الجيوب الضيقة للظلام يرعب القارئ بسكون لا منتاهي، يغريك في الجو الذي يصنعه في قصصه بإتقان شديد وغرابة، قادمة من عالم آخر شرير ومفزع، كأنها الكوابيس ذاتها..



هذه القصة عجيبة فعلاً وأفزعتني لدرجة كآبتها وواقعيتها وكابوسيتها في آن واحد، في ذلك البيت الطافح بالرعب والغرابة والأناس المصورين بصورة معتمة وبعيدة عن تقريب صورتها س
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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
kohey
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: home-library
This dark,somber and melancholic world makes my head spinning.
Michael
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gothic
Wow, what a fantastic story. You have all the gothic elements crammed in here: a haunted (perhaps even sentient) house, a mysterious illness, madness, death, entombment, a dungeon, a violent storm, a cursed family, hints of possible incest (?), resurrection, bizarre poetry, and a story-within-the-story about a knight slaying a dragon. And binding this all together is Poe's inimitable style and narrative drive. It's horror of the creepy, atmospheric kind (the best kind, IMHO), the kind that gets ...more
Claudia
Jan 06, 2016 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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Ivan
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I plan to dive into works of Poe so expect spam of short stories and poems from me in next few days.

David Schaafsma
“The Fall of the House of Usher” is a classic Poe story, and helps us define just what it means to be “gothic” in nineteenth century literature. Continuous dark, stormy weather, a huge decaying gothic-style house, continuous pervasive gloom, humans infused with all this.

Roderick Usher, pale and wild-haired owner of the house. Sick, maybe from the waters seeping from the tarn into the house? The fungi on the building? Is Roderick an opium eater? Living with his also pale and wild-haired wraith tw
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K.D. Absolutely
Oct 28, 2012 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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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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A. Dawes
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5*

Although this novelette was published in 1839, Poe is not the founder of the gothic horror genre, in fact Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho was published a good deal earlier - and thankfully is enjoying a mini-revival of late.

But "The Fall of the House of Usher" could be seen as a successful model for novelette length gothic-horror works. This is relatively slow-paced when compared to modern day Seanan McGuire stories or Ellen Datlow anthologies, but it still had me utterly gripped.
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Bonnie
Oct 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Bonnie by: 1001 Books to Read Before You Die
Shelves: gothic, 1001, z-2011, shorties
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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Tayler Boswell
Dec 19, 2015 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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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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Fernando
Mar 19, 2015 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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Justin
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't think of a better way to kick off the month of October.
Sara
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers or Poe, horror, or Boris Karloff
Oh come on, how is this not fun. Read on a dark night, one when the lights are out because there is a furious storm beating on your rooftop and windows, it would make you shudder indeed.

It is not my first reading, but it might be my most appreciative one. I reveled in the description, the careful choice of words, the building agitation of our narrator. I picked up on one tidbit I might have missed before. Very early on in the narrator's description of Roderick Usher (who doesn't love that name?)
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Oziel Bispo
Todos os elementos peculiares a Poe estão neste conto sinistro. ..terror , tensão , arrepios , mansão assombrada, névoas e escuridão etc . Os dois últimos sobreviventes de uma família lutam pra manter sua existência.Um conhecido chega à mansão pra ajudar...terror total.
Brian
Read again, June 8, 2017:

When I read the last word I exhaled a breath of awe and felt like a child who had ridden his first roller coaster -- "Woe! That was so freaking awesome. Oh my God!" I said this with whispering, quivering excitement. I read this in elementary school but just now, at 39, understood the connection of the story, the slaying of the "dragon," the power of this house to turn fantasy into reality. Poe relies heavily on setting, a Gothic masterpiece in the beginning, which has a
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Antonio
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first of Poe's stories I've read. I came across an astonishing reading, as so many of my friends have early described.

Poe's style shows us how every element of a short story is meaningful. I've recently read a meta-linguistic narrative in which the author said "No useless words, all of them, the absolute totality, loaded with signification. Novel readers have time to lose; short-stories readers, don't." While reading this book, I couldn't agree more.

I adored the gothic style, just
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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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Yani
Oct 29, 2012 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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Andrei Tamaş
Dec 19, 2015 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
Safae
Nov 06, 2011 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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Ken Moten
My favorite of all of Poe's writings (The Cask of Amontillado coming in a close second), this story is what made me like Poe more than The Raven, The Telltale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, or any of his other works did. I still try to read it every year around Halloween and can say that I really wish they did a faithful adaption of this book instead of the "camp" but entertaining Roger Cormen version of the '60s that had Vincent Price. I can't explain what the appeal to me is of a house that ...more
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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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“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!” 32 likes
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