The Fall of the House of Usher

9780692304686: The Fall of the House of Usher

he Fall of the House of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe "The Fall of the House of Usher" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The story begins with the unnamed narrator arriving at the house of his friend, Roderick Usher, having received a letter from him in a distant part of the country complaining of an illness and asking for his help. Although Poe wrote this short story before the invention of modern psychological science, Roderick's condition can be described according to its terminology. It includes a form of sensory overload known as hyperesthesia (hypersensitivity to light, sounds, smells, and tastes), hypochondria (an excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness), and acute anxiety. It is revealed that Roderick's twin sister, Madeline, is also ill and falls into cataleptic, deathlike trances. The narrator is impressed with Roderick's paintings, and attempts to cheer him by reading with him and listening to his improvised musical compositions on the guitar. Roderick sings "The Haunted Palace", then tells the narrator that he believes the house he lives in to be alive, and that this sentience arises from the arrangement of the masonry and vegetation surrounding it.

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About the Author:

American short story writer, poet and critic, Poe's life is as well-known as his stories. With a short military career and a post as sub-editor, he wrote in different genres of literature. Famous the world over, his produced pieces are eloquent of his genius.

From AudioFile:

This production of Poe's Fall of the House of Usher is nothing less than spectacular. The cover gives a long list of credits which is evidence of the many unique facets of the production. Brad Hill has composed an original score which evokes Poe's wonderful, moody prose. Battista has just the right voice and inflection to create the atmosphere of escalating terror. Wonderful sound effects (galloping horses, creaking doors, etc.) reflect brilliant editing. A warning on the cover states that the tape may test the limits of the ordinary sound system. While a Sony Walkmanª gave no problems, a more sophisticated system made the story even better. S.B.M. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Edgar Allan Poe
Editore: Loki's Publishing (2014)
ISBN 10: 0692304681 ISBN 13: 9780692304686
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Descrizione libro Loki's Publishing, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0692304681

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