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Question: What is your favorite Edgar Allan Poe story or poem!?
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The Pit and the Pendulum!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

When I was a very small child, my big brother used to read me Poe's poetry, so I am very fond of it all!. But my absolute favorite story is "The Fall Of The House Of Usher"!.

"DURING the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country ; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher!."

A sickly brother with a sickly twin sister invites a friend to visit!. The friend catches only a glimpse of the sister before she falls into a deathlike coma!. The sensitive brother, who is really VERY sensitive, talented, musical and high-strung, hears odd sounds after her internment in the subteranean vault!. Scrapings, rattlings, crashings!.!.!. Well, we can't give away the end!.!.!.

But if you like Poe, you will like love Lovecraft, as well!. Try Lovecraft's "The Hound" as a starter!. I'm sure the two fellows are chatting over tea in the afterlife!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

One of his short stories, "The Cask of Amontillado"!. Here's the link:


Poem: Annabel Lee
Story: The Fall of The House of UsherWww@QuestionHome@Com

It is a tie between The Cask of Amontillado and The Masque of Red Death!.I love all of his work though!.He was brilliant!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I love The Raven!. My favorite short story is probably The Black Cat!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

The Masque of Red DeathWww@QuestionHome@Com

The tell-tale HeartWww@QuestionHome@Com