The Fall of the House of Usher

    • 4.2 • 392 Ratings

Publisher Description

An unnamed protagonist (the Narrator) is summoned to the remote mansion of his boyhood friend, Roderick Usher. Filled with a sense of dread by the sight of the house itself, the Narrator reunites with his old companion, who is suffering from a strange mental illness and whose sister, Madeline is near death due to a mysterious disease. The Narrator provides company to Usher while he paints and plays guitar, spending all his days inside, avoiding the sunlight and obsessing over the sentience of the non-living. When Madeline dies, Usher decides to bury her temporarily in one of his house's large vaults. A few days later, however, she emerges from her provisional tomb, killing her brother while the Narrator flees for his life.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1839
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
28
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
23.1
KB

Customer Reviews

payton_woolford ,

Very interesting

Edgar Allen Poe is a very mysterious writer and i love the way he describes the setting and the personification of the characters.

Bellythebeast ,

Wow

Edgar Allan Poe is a creative genius. As you read his work, it's imperative to not do a superficial reading; as well, question the characters and narrator.

Dsngbycd ,

Impressive art work

Hardly could anyone write a horrible story in such an elegant way. The gist has not been so clear until the end the book, but I can feel the sense of gloom and eeire throughout the novel.

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