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The Cask of Amontillado
The Cask of Amontillado | Edgar Allan Poe
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"The Cask of Amontillado" (sometimes spelled "The Casque of Amontillado") is a short story, written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book.The story is set in a nameless Italian city in an unspecified year (possibly sometime during the eighteenth century) and concerns the deadly revenge taken by the narrator on a friend who he claims has insulted him. Like several of Poe's stories, and in keeping with the 19th-century fascination with the subject, the narrative revolves around a person being buried alive in this case, by immurement.
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ravenlee
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vivastory 😂😂 3mo
Chrissyreadit 😳 3mo
DaveGreen7777 😂🤣😂 3mo
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rohit-sawant
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"The wall was now nearly upon a level with my breast. I again paused, and holding the flambeaux over the mason-work, threw a few feeble rays upon the figure within."

#Wonderwall made me think of this short story by Poe. Illustration by the brilliant Arthur Rackham.
#AnglophileApril
@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch

LeahBergen 😆😆 I love it! 10mo
vivastory I love Arthur Rackham 10mo
Mdargusch What an illustration! 👍🏼 10mo
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Alfoster Great illustration and one of my fav short stories! 10mo
Reviewsbylola Omfg dying over that meme!!! 10mo
emilyhaldi Lolol love this 🖤 10mo
Cinfhen 😜🙌🏻💕 10mo
Cinfhen By the way, are you still up for co-hosting in May??? 10mo
Reggie Lolololol 10mo
Tanisha_A That meme! 😂 10mo
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen Absolutely, looking forward to it! 10mo
Cinfhen Fantastic!! Should be awesome ❤️ 10mo
vivastory You're co-hosting in May? I can't wait to see what you will choose! 👏🙌🎉 10mo
readordierachel 😂😂 love it 10mo
rohit-sawant @vivastory Thanks, man! So excited! Hoping it'll be a fun month for all. 😀 10mo
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Expandingbookshelf
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I will love these shitty memes until the day I die

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WriterAtHeart
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Others may question my decorating before the winter break, but my students are excited to become CSI investigators!

JewelsEnd Wow. Nice work! I would've loved to have had a teacher like you back in school. So important to get kids interested in reading. Not as popular as it once was it seems. 13mo
WriterAtHeart Thanks @JewelsEnd ! I certainly try to keep my class fun. I teach high school and so many kids come in thinking they hate reading, so I try to bring it alive to help them. 😁 13mo
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RiaWritten
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Spotted at work. If I buy this, will it allow me to entomb men alive in my cellar?

MaureenMc It‘s worth a shot! 1y
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GarthRanzz
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Just because I felt like creating my own Poe Bro. I know it‘s been done but it‘s my favourite one.

shadowspeak17 I laughed way too hard at this. 😂😂😂 2y
JoScho 😂😂😂 2y
GripLitGrl 😂😂😂 2y
LitsyGetsGraphic 😭😭😭 2y
cobwebmoth 🖤😊 2y
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AndreaReads
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Happy (pretend it's still but not really) Friday!
1. Tagged--there's something about leading a man to his death with the promise of a drink that ups the creep factor.
2. When the weather and mood are right, Moscow Mule. There's a bar in SLC that serves a Hibiscus Mule that is delish!
3. JT! But I also love dancing to Sia, Pink, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga...no shame.
4. Cart--but I like the sound of buggy!
#FridayFrigesDay

SpeculativeFemale Hibiscus mule sounds awesome! 2y
AndreaReads @SpeculativeFemale It is the perfect summer (adult) drink! 2y
GarthRanzz Which bar serves that? Sounds like something I‘d like to try. Nothing like finding a good place to be an adult in a juvenile state. 😉 2y
AndreaReads 😂 @GarthRanzz Purgatory Bar just off 7th South! My sister and I meet up for brunch there every so often! (edited) 2y
GarthRanzz I‘ll have to keep it in mind when I am in the valley. Which I am today but we‘re up at Alpha Coffee watching the snow coming down the canyon. Beautiful, blustery day. 2y
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JessNevertheless
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“The thousand injuries of Fortunato I️ had borne as best I️ could; but when he ventured upon insult, I️ vowed revenge.”

Of the Poe I‘ve read so far, The Cask of Amontillado is a definite favorite 🖤

#revenge #noteworthynovember

Lcsmcat Good choice! And beautiful edition. 2y
TricksyTails I love old books! And the colors are so beautiful 😍 2y
JessNevertheless Thanks @TricksyTails! I love old books too 😊📖 2y
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freyaheart
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I forgot to share my other Poe stuff. The two stamps I got there and the trading card the park ranger gave me. Edgar Allan Poe on a trading card, I wonder how he would react to that.

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JacintaMCarter
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Lcsmcat Great juxtaposition! 2y
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quirkyreader
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This was a re-read. Poe's stories never fail to disappoint me.

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Bibliomaniareads
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"I continued to smile in his face, and he did not understand that I was now smiling at the thought of what I planned for him, at the thought of my revenge."

It was a short story that kept my eyes darting across the page wanting to know what happens next. The ending was dark and satisfying.

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JacintaMCarter
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I learned something new from one of my students. Did any of you know this fun fact about Poe? #TeachersOfLitsy

Dogearedcopy LOL, And here I considered myself a #RavenMaven! 😂 3y
SheilaChew Ouch. 3y
Texreader Hmmmm. 3y
mjdowens Huh. January was really long back then😂😂😂 3y
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Sara_Planz
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I love relistening to short stories at work and I was so in the mood for some Poe today. Still one of his best works.

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Reviewsbylola
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😂😂😂 #HBD

Bookworm-Bobbie 😂😂 3y
LeahBergen 😂 3y
DGRachel 🤣🤣🤣 3y
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Laura317 Oh my gosh! My coworkers are thinking I'm nuts because I am laughing so hard!!! 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 3y
jesseastin That is hilarious! 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I love it! 🤣 3y
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Sea.fisher01
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My favourite work by EAP! Read it first in college many moons ago, was delighted to find it in my horror compendium! The psychology behind this piece is fascinating. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, just read it! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 #deweysreadathon #booktober #horror #collector #compendium #edgarallanpoe #historian #historynerd #yyjbooklovers #bookloversunite #favourite

Shortstack Definitely one of my favorites by him as well! ❤️❤️❤️💀💀💀🍷🍷🍷 3y
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Seshat
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My first thought went to Montressor of my favorite Poe story, Cask of Amontillado. Illustration by Rackham. #bestnarrator.#octphotochallenge

BookHermit Rackham is one of my all time favourite illustrators. His Mother Goose is a touchstone if my early reading years. 3y
Seshat @BookHermit I love his work. 3y
Eyelit Yes! Rackham!! 3y
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MMenefee
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Due to food allergies I imbibe in dessert. My favs are Port and Limoncella, but if there's Amontillado on the menu I get it in support of one of the greatest stories ever written. #somethingforsept

Dragon Read this story in school and it still creeps me out 3y
ReadingRailroader Gives me the creeps too. Especially now that they think it was a true story! 3y
RealLifeReading Ok very curious about the story now 3y
MMenefee @RealLifeReading It's a quick read and fantastically creepy. 3y
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BookishTrish
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When your kids say they've tidied the LEGO, and you can't puzzle out why your bookcase doors won't open #momproblems

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BookishFeminist
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Y'all I found Poe beer!! 💀💀

Has anyone tried these? They look tasty. 🍻

#BooksandBrews #BookishBrews #BooksandBooze

LeahBergen I'd like to try the Annabel Lee White 3y
BookishFeminist @LeahBergen Yea that one looks good! I'm interested in The Cask too since it's a dark beer, but I don't think I'd be a fan of the other since I'm not into IPAs. 3y
MrsV Is it wrong of me to only want them for the bottles, and not to drink? 3y
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BookishFeminist @MrsV I don't think there's anything wrong with that. They're really cool looking and would be great makeshift flower vases. 3y
readinginthedark Yeah, I'm with @MrsV . Not a beer person. If they had it as a cider or soda... 3y
MLRio That's awesome! What's the brewery? 3y
DiruVamp Those are fabulous!! I don't drink beer but I would totally buy those for the bottles alone! 3y
TheLondonBookworm Booze and books- I'm so there 3y
Melwilk I love both beer and Poe. I want these 😋 3y
DreesReads I want!! 3y
MrBook 😳 Oh myyy! Must tryyy! 3y
BookishFeminist @readinginthedark @DiruVamp yes! The bottles are perfection. There's a fourth too that they were sold out of so I couldn't snap a photo. 😊 3y
BookishFeminist @SureAsMel The first three are BW Beer Works in Baltimore, and the last one is New Holland Brewery! 3y
BookishFeminist @TheLondonBookworm Right? The perfect combination! 3y
BookishFeminist @Melwilk @AudreyMorris I did too so I bought! 😊 3y
BookishFeminist @MrBook Right?! I'll be trying The Cask tonight once I can get it home and chilled. They look seriously good! 3y
k.reads The Poet! One of my faves! 3y
BookishFeminist @k.reads Is it?! Yay! I didn't get that one this time but might next trip. What's it like?? 3y
k.reads @BookishFeminist Yeah! It's a nice creamy stout that's a bit chocolaty and coffee-y. A good winter-time beer (or any time😉). 3y
Alisnazzy Oh hell yeah!!! 3y
MrBook Must know your thoughts 😆🙌🏻! 3y
Bookies I tried them once. Nevermore. 3y
prowlix @k.reads I second that The Poet is an excellent oatmeal stout and one of my favorites that's available year round. Beer advocate rates it 91 if that helps 3y
BookishFeminist @k.reads @prowlix Ooo that sounds good! I love oatmeal stout and was really tempted to grab it but it's like 100° here and went straight for the shandies instead. ? Will def grab on my next beer run though! 3y
BookishFeminist @Ambrosnazzy Yes my thoughts exactly! 3y
BookishFeminist @MrBook Thoughts will happen. Gonna pair that shit up right 💯💯 3y
BookishFeminist 👀 I see you @Bookies. I know what you did there. 3y
MrBook 😁😆👏🏻👍🏻🙌🏻! Niiiiice! 3y
Shortstack Holy crap!!! I need these in my life immediately!!! 😍😍😍 3y
Shortstack Side note: I Goodreads stalked you and noticed you haven't read Handmaids Tale. Is that correct? If so I changed my mind. You need to read that immediately not A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Like seriously. Immediately. 3y
BookishFeminist @Shortstack Oh I've read it! It's my favorite! 3y
OrangeMooseReads Woo woo New Holland! Sorry got excited for a Michigan product. I need to find the others. Beer hunt coming soon. 3y
BookishFeminist @Shortstack I started rereading it a year or so ago. I wonder if when I stopped it didn't compute that I'd already read it? Idk goodreads can be weird and I'm not very good at updating it with stuff I've read in the past. 3y
BookishFeminist @Shortstack also I worship at the alter of Margaret Atwood so this would be sacrilege for me and would be on my own personal list of #litsydamnation 3y
BookishFeminist @OrangeMooseReads Good luck! I'm in the DC area and the Poe beers are out of baltimore, so I gave no idea how widely available they are nationally. If you try them let me know! 3y
Shortstack @BookishFeminist Good! I was shocked to see it as a TBR on Goodreads! Such an incredible book!! One of my all time favorites!! 3y
BookishFeminist @Shortstack I am too! I'm gonna reread it again soon and imprint it on my soul again so that should change shortly 3y
BookishFeminist @Shortstack also even if I hadn't read it I would have absorbed it through osmosis by now- I no joke have 5 copies of that book, including a personally signed and inscribed first edition first printing with "to Sarah, nolite te batardes carborundum" ? 3y
BookishFeminist Carborundorum*** 🙄 autocorrect 3y
Shortstack @BookishFeminist Damn! I'm jealous! I would love a personally signed first edition!! 😍😍😍 3y
BookishFeminist @Shortstack Right?! @becausetrains did well for my birthday last year and tracked one down since he knew I would be meeting her 😍 3y
Shortstack @BookishFeminist You've definitely got a good one there! Also, I would so love to meet her! 3y
BookishFeminist @Shortstack She's amazing! I was a total creep when I met her. Not at the signing itself, but she was at Book Riot Live which is where I met her, so every once in a while I would nonchalantly run into her in the bathroom or something and make it awkward af 3y
BookishFeminist @Shortstack We did temporary tattoos with Litographs where everyone would get one phrase from the opening chapter of handmaids tale- I was there getting mine when she was there getting hers and I was stuttering being like OMG I LOVE YOU CAN I SHAKE YOUR HAND 😍 and then made it awkward by shaking it while she was still letting the tattoo set and nearly knocked her washcloth over 🙄 we chatted for a bit after but omg embarrassing lol 3y
Shortstack @BookishFeminist Lol! I probably would have been just as awkward if it makes you feel better! 😂😂😂 3y
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Almaro0129
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It's a Poe kind of afternoon.

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Crisania
The Cask of Amontillado | Edgar Allan Poe

There remained but a single stone to be fitted and plastered in. I struggled with its weight; I placed it partially in its destined position. But now there came from out the niche a low laugh that erected the hairs upon my head.

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