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The Cask of Amontillado [Kindle Edition]

Edgar Allan Poe
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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  • File Size: 83 KB
  • Print Length: 8 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,884 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book March 5, 2013
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Great book, wonderful classic, formatted well for the Kindle. No misspellings or punctuation errors, and highly enjoyable read. The read aloud function works great!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic January 15, 2012
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This is the classic short story as written by Poe. It is an interesting short "murder mystery". I would suggest this to anyone, as it takes about five to ten minutes to read and is a short story that everyone should read.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poe still haunts college students September 22, 2013
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So they tell college students "This is a great classic. You must read this." Call me a bourgeois illiterate if you must but, like the people who couldn't see the emperor's new clothes, I just don't get it. Perhaps the story is supposed to make you do some deep thinking and questioning. Here are my questions:

1. Why is Montresors waiting 50 years to tell the story?
2. What was the insult and what was his grudge against his good friend Fortunato? Why didn't he just tell him about it and "hug-it-out"?
3. Did Montresors always carry a trowel in his pocket?
4. Why did Poe have Fortunato wear a jester's costume for carnival? Did he just like the contrast of the catacombs and the tinkle-y little bells?
5. Who mixed the mortar for the bricks and why hadn't it set up by the time they got to the scene of the crime?
6. What is so poignant about a coat of arms which says (pardon the para-phrasing ) "don't tread on me"?
7.Was Poe stoned out of his gourd when he wrote this?

If I wanted to make up my own conclusions and read between the lines I would write my own book. Sorry oh great and mighty Poe. Don't quit your day job.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably my favorite short story ever February 11, 2014
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Cask of Amontillado is a chilling and engrossing short story... my favorite work by EAP. I love reading it again and again!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories of English class January 24, 2014
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A short but creepy story by Poe that's hard to forget. now out of high school I understand the text a lot easier and appreciate the writing more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great short story. June 9, 2014
By Joelle
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I am always surprised that edgar Allan Poe can write such amazing short stories such as the cask of scintillator.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Poe & Moore June 4, 2014
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I chose this story because Christopher Moore chose it as part of the background for his new novel, "The Serpent of Venice." I did not know "Cask" ahead of time, so I failed to see the connection as I was reading serpent.I liked both.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Quick Read and Good Introduction to Poe June 3, 2014
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This short story is a quick read and a good introduction to Poe. I read it as a reminder before reading Christopher Moore's The Serpent of Venice.
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