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Download ¹ The Black Cat ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Edgar Allan Poe The Black Cat is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most memorable stories The tale centers around a black cat and the subseuent deterioration of a man The story is often linked with The Tell Tale Heart because of the profound psychological elements these two works share The story opens in the cell of a prisoner the day before he is to be executed by hangingAfter introducing himself to readers as a man who underwent a horrifying experience the prisoner writes down the details of this experience which led to his imprisonment and scheduled executionThe events in his tale are set at his home and in a tavern Although these events take place over several years the recounting of these events in writing takes place on a single day in the narrator's prison cell Prisoner 4 Characters The Narrator a prisoner scheduled for execution His loathing of a cat he once loved leads to his commission of a capital crime The Narrator's Wife a woman of agreeable disposition who likes animals and obtains many pets for her husband First Black Cat a cat named Pluto that loves the narrator but irritates him when it follows him everywhereSecond Black Cat a cat that resembles the first black cat and may be a reincarnation of the latter–or so A morbid story of Edgar Allan Poe probably one of his most famous ones the black cat about a man slowly going hysterical madder and madder and a cat or actually two playing a key part in increasing his insanity and leading up to morbid actionsWhat brings a man to write such stories I understood Poe did not have the best of lives himselfA great writer though intriguing stories Four stars will further edit in the coming daysHere s a bit of background from Wikipedia The Black Cat is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe It was first published in the August 19 1843 edition of The Saturday Evening Post It is a study of the psychology of guilt often paired in analysis with Poe s The Tell Tale HeartSpoiler although who doesn t know this storyIn both a murderer carefully conceals his crime and believes himself unassailable but eventually breaks down and reveals himself impelled by a nagging reminder of his guilt My wife had called my attention than once to the character of the mark of white hair of which I have spoken and which constituted the sole visible difference between the strange beast and the one I had destroyed It was now the representation of an object that I shudder to name and for this above all I loathed and dreaded and would have rid myself of the monster had I dared it was now I say the image of a hideous of a ghastly thing of the Gallows oh mournful and terrible engine of Horror and of Crime of Agony and of Death

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Download ¹ The Black Cat ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Edgar Allan Poe Is sweetheart Sarah Elmira Royster engaged He went to Boston where in 1827 he published a pamphlet of youthful Byronic poems Tamerlane and Other Poems Poverty forced him to join the army under the name of Edgar A Perry but on the death of Poe’s foster mother John Allan purchased his release from the army and helped him get an appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point Before going Poe published a new volume at Balti Al Aaraaf Tamerlane and Minor Poems 1829 He successfully sought expulsion from the academy where he was absent from all drills and classes for a week He proceeded to New York City and brought out a volume of Poems containing several masterpieces some showing the influence of John Keats Percy Bysshe Shelley and Samuel Taylor Coleridge He then returned to Balti where he began to write stories In 1833 his “MS Found in a Bottle” won 50 from a Balti weekly and by 1835 he was in Richmond as editor of the Southern Literary Messenger There he made a name as a critical reviewer and married his young cousin Virginia Clemm who was only 13 Poe seems to have been an affectionate husband and son in law Poe was dismissed from his job in Richmond apparently for drinking and went to New York Cit I listened to the audiobook and read the original text in English and also the translated text into my mother language Portuguese The narrator was so great And Edgar Allan Poe was a genius

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Download ¹ The Black Cat ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Edgar Allan Poe The narrator may think Policemen officers who investigate the happenings at the home of the narrator Servant Person working in the narrator's household ABOUT AUTHOR Edgar Allan Poe born January 19 1809 Boston Massachusetts US died October 7 1849 Balti Maryland American short story writer poet critic and editor who is famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre His tale “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” 1841 initiated the modern detective story and the atmosphere in his tales of horror is unrivaled in American fiction His “The Raven” 1845 numbers among the best known poems in the national literature EARLY LIFE Poe was the son of the English born actress Elizabeth Arnold Poe and David Poe Jr an actor from Balti After his mother died in Richmond Virginia in 1811 he was taken into the home of John Allan a Richmond merchant presumably his godfather and of his childless wife He was later taken to Scotland and England 1815–20 where he was given a classical education that was continued in Richmond For 11 months in 1826 he attended the University of Virginia but his gambling losses at the university so incensed his guardian that he refused to let him continue and Poe returned to Richmond to find h GOODREADS POLL UESTIONS What did you think of Edgar Allen Poe s short story THE BLACK CAT READER RESPONSES OUCHwell I didn t hate this anti black cat hit piece as much as the unbiased poll respondents did but I didn t really like it either Of course as a member of the GLASS Association Get Lousy Drunk and Sing Showtunes I will say that I found the negative portrayal of excess alcohol consumption to be both misleading and offensive and may have allowed that anger to color my opinion Regardless for me this story pretty much floated between meh and so so with occasional gusts up to okay The writing was fine though I think Poe Boy has certainly shown far literary prowess than he displayed here Still I would easily have forgiven less than brilliant prose if the story had been good Uhit wasn tor at the very least it wasn t good enough to engage me the way I would have liked Much of this had to do with the story dynamic which just felt forced and far fetched The story begins with Mr kind sweet animal lover who is happily married to Mrs kind sweet animal lover and has a lot of kind sweet and well loved animals especially a large black cat named Pluto So Dr Doolittle begins sampling the local fermented beverages and uickly becomes a raging alcoholic madman who not only HATES animals but enjoys committing surgical atrocities on themWOAH BACK UPHUH It just didn t make sense to me and I lost interest fairly early which is tough to do with a story only 15 pages long so hats off to Poe on that score The journey from Mike Brady to Hannibal Lector was just too much of a stretch and the story s arms weren t long enough to reach Anyway from there the plot just strolled deeper into the land of Yeah Right until finally coming to a stop at the oh so predicable ending Even the trademark dread that Poe is usually so good at imbuing in his stories was almost totally absentThus for me a disappointment given how much I have loved many of his stories