The Cask of Amontillado

ebook Short Story

By Edgar Allan Poe

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Revenge turns deadly when the narrator, Montressor, buries his friend, Fortunato, alive as the result of a perceived insult. Like "The Black Cat" and "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado" is remarkable for being conveyed from the murderer's perspective.

A pioneer of the short story genre, Poe's stories typically captured themes of the macabre and included elements of the mysterious. His better-known stories include "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Masque of the Red Death" and "The Tell-Tale Heart".

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