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The Fall of the House of Usher
The Fall of the House of Usher | Edgar Allan Poe
32 posts | 108 read | 14 to read
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cathysaid
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“This house...it won‘t let her leave.”

Rainy day TV and knitting with my favorite Edgar Allen Poe ❤️

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Emma3
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Pickpick

Wanted to read some more horror in October for Halloween. I really enjoyed this shirt story. Very creepy!

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Kimberlone
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Much like the characters in this story, Poe was #haunted by his grief and personal demons

#chillingphotochallenge #day1 #scarathlon #teamstoker

 @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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jenniferw88
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Ok, which word leapt out at me?!

TrishB 😂 ahead of his time! 5mo
julesG red? 😂 😂 😂 5mo
Soubhiville Ha! Me too! 🤣 5mo
DaveGreen7777 I remember reading an early Stephen King book where I did a double take when he used the word “google”. That‘s how I felt just now when I saw “Red-litten” 😂 5mo
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TheDoctor
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English is my second language (of course my first is Gallifreyan). I thought I was great at it (I'm on C1 level after all) but then I decided to read "The Fall of the House of Usher" and I understood my mistake. I have to check every second or third word to understand the sentense. But it's a great practice. Wish me good luck!

tournevis You'll do fine. 5mo
TheDoctor Thank you! 5mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Welcome to Litsy, Doctor. 5mo
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TK421
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1. Yes, this nice little house made me think of the House of Usher.
2. House Party ( I loved Kid 'n Play )
3. Our House by C.S.N.& Y.
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Kid n‘ Play was awesome. I have a student with a Kid haircut and he knows it. 8mo
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Centique
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#anglophileapril #closetome

I love the Cure so much, I have to go with something that feels like it‘s in the same gothic family. And the lyrics do say “I‘ve waited hours for this, I‘ve made myself so sick” and Robert Smith said it was about a nightmare. Definitely Edgar Allan Poe territory then!

Studied this short story back in uni and liked it (much better than some others I was reading - I‘m looking at you Fanny Burney 😂)

batsy Perfect! 8mo
Cinfhen Nicely done ✅ gothic tale was a great way to go 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm I love gothic tales. Great pick. 8mo
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Mdargusch I love this connection. 👍🏼 8mo
Reviewsbylola 🖤🖤 EAP 8mo
emilyhaldi Love it 🖤 8mo
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kspenmoll
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#ANewChapter #January2019 #Falling #Poe #shortstories
This came right to mind today as students are reviewing this & other Poe short stories for mid term exams.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice! Did you by chance receive a small package in the mail from me? 😌 I‘m wondering if it may be lost... 11mo
kspenmoll @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Meant to post- lovely letter & package. Opening it on my birthday. You are so sweet & I am behind on so@much lately. 💕💕💕 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @kspenmoll no worries!! Just wanted to be sure you got it!! Sometimes things get lost 💞 11mo
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Arkrayder
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A nice short read to keep the mind turning. Always loved Poe. His descriptions of surroundings and events always places me right there at the scene. Doesn‘t matter what‘s going on around me I get encapsulated by the world that he has created. Excellent.

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Bookwomble
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I'm feeling rather Roderick Usher today - very sensitive to discordant noises 🙉

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Quasifesto
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I‘ve been in a little slump, so I picked a shorty to help me feel accomplished. Horror always grips me like nothing else can. It‘s Poe. it‘s classic. It‘s short. You‘ve probably read it. If not, you should.

GarthRanzz One of Poe‘s best. Without a doubt. 2y
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TheDoubleLetterThief
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Getting through my Serial subscriptions! Well, it‘s only Day 2 so See if I can keep it up 😁 I‘m reading Little Women and The Fall of The House of Usher in tiny daily chunks. It‘s cool. (The app is called Serial Reader).

Fernoppy Well I shall have to look that one up! Thank you, I guess? 😝 2y
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Matilda
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#riotgrams 31: get spooky

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cariashley
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Getting my creepy reads on with some short classic horror! I liked this one 👻 #serialreader #spooktober

ohyeahthatgirl Have you read Masque of the Red Death by Poe? It genuinely creeped me out when I read it. 2y
cariashley @ohyeahthatgirl ooh no, I've got to pick that one up! I hadn't read Poe in years, probably since high school. 2y
SilversReviews Loved it. 2y
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britt_brooke
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It's a short story, but I think it works well for #FallTitles. I really should read more Poe. #AwesomeAutumnBooks

Billypar Ooh... Love the pic! 2y
britt_brooke @Billypar Isn't it pretty?! I grabbed it on google images and have no idea who to credit. 2y
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bookish_wookish
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Poe is my favorite author and i will buy every book i come across even if i already have it! This just may be my third copy of this book! #poeproblems

Sace That's a cool cover. 2y
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Jamesfahyauthor
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There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart

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DeborahSmall
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#JuneTunz #brokedownpalace there really was no contest for this one ❤️️📚

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉🎉🎉you're in!!!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend 💞💞💞 3y
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AmandaL
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This was the first story I thought of for #Brokedownpalace #JuneTunz (image by guidedbygreed on DeviantArt via Google).

britt_brooke Nice choice! 3y
Cinfhen I second what @britt_brooke said💘 3y
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Brie
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This isn't a fictional character, but I've always been something of a Poe fan girl... #feistyfeb #literarycrush

diovival Where did you get that mug?! 😮 3y
kspenmoll That mug! 3y
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diovival @Brie Thanks! I am in love. 😍 3y
vivastory I ♥ Obvious State. I have a Borges & a Dostoevsky print & I used their postcard set to decorate an area of my apartment. 3y
Brie @vivastory I also used their postcard set to decorate a wall of my room. Their prints are gorgeous but I haven't bought any. 3y
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quirkyreader
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This was a re-read. And this story is still as good as the first time.

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Kimberlone
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Teaching #TheFalloftheHouseofUsher by #EdgarAllenPoe today, so I thought I'd wear my #Raven shirt from @outofprint. Will be discussing the macabre and phantasmagoria in #shortstory class.

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Chrys
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I have always been fond of Poe, but it has been decades since I had read this one and decided it was time for a reread. Not my absolute favorite of his works, but good building of atmosphere in a short piece.

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AshleyHoss820
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Another quick Poe read. This tale is almost more sad than it is creepy. However, you can imagine lying in an unfamiliar place. A drafty, dark old castle. You can hear the noises. I would've flown the coop instead of investigating, but I'm not an antagonist in a story...right? 10/1,001 #1001Books

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ChristieStratos
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone! Edgar Allan Poe has some of my favorite stories to read at this time of year (so does Hans Christian Andersen). I like to read a bunch of them from a giant book of his works while I wait to hand out candy. You can't beat Mr. Poe! 🎃

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HotCocoaReads
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I read this spooky story today. I loved the descriptions of the dark House of Usher, and the slow build to find out what all those creepy noises Usher had been hearing. A perfect ending! 👻

Mcoun One of my favorite Poe stories! 3y
readinginthedark Nice cover, too! 3y
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LisaJo
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#somethingforsept #scarybooks I was listening to an audio version of this that was actually on the radio. No one was home, but me. It was pretty intense. Got more intense when a family member came home in the middle and scared me very much to death. OK not to death, I'm still alive, but you get it. LOL.

QueenAnne Love this story 😱 it's so good, and spooky 😍 3y
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Bookgirl
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Mehso-so

I have read a good handful of Poe's stories and poems and enjoy the gothic and dark nature of them. I had never read Usher so I figured it was a good use of the Serial Reader app. I enjoyed it, but marked it as so-so as I believe Poe explores this same theme much more successfully in The Tell-Tale Heart, and, in a different vein, The Cask of Amontillado, both outstanding short stories. I'm not very good at using Serial Reader but that's two!

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Coleen
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Mehso-so

I am sorely under read when it comes to classics. I thought I'd try out something short to wet my feet and I figured everyone liked Poe. But...his writing style. Very wordy. Not sure I really enjoyed it. Am I alone?

MMFinck I posted about this online recently. I don't enjoy the classics. Cringeworthy confession for a novelist! :) I try, and I adore the language and the plots, but the pacing? The stuffy attitudes? After my share, so many people confessed, supposedly for the first time, to feeling the same way. Whew. ;) 3y
Coleen @MMF It's hard to shake that feeling of "guilt" when admitting to not enjoying the classics. Makes me feel like an unworthy reader sometimes. I will still try to read one here & there, but will also remember that reading should be enjoyed and that readers (& writers!) come in all shapes & sizes! 3y
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StaceyKondla
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And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting....

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Biobrat
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I'm conflicted. The content, of course, is classic Poe, but I HATE this cover. Does anyone else feel like this hipster-warped cover isn't worthy of the gloomy master?

Keegz63 Agreed. The first of Poe's stories that truly disturbed me as a teenager. This cover would have ruined that experience for me, I think. 3y
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Matilda
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I was going to do a stack of purple books but apparently out of all my shelves and stacks I only have one. I'm sorry Prince.

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