13 June 2009

"The Fall Of The House Of Usher" Short Story Review

Free Speculative Fiction short stories online.

Read it here: "The Fall Of The House Of Usher"
By Edgar Allan Poe
In Good Short Reading
Genre: Horror

Poe is famous for a lot of things, for his detective fiction, his horror fiction, his raven of few words. Sometimes the horror is unadulterated, as in "The Pit And The Pendulum", or The Telltale Heart", but sometimes there is a subtle hint of humour in the story, as when the lunatics take over the asylum, or in this one, in which madness and death are present, and yet the title is to be taken literally.

Morva Shepley

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