The Cask of Amontillado and Other Tales
This volume, The Cask of Amontillado and Other Tales, contains a collection of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous tales, including: ‘The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade’, ‘Hop-Frog’, ‘Some words With a Mummy’, ‘Landor’s Cottage’, “Thou Art the Man”, ‘The Sphinx’, ‘The Power of Words’, ‘The Domain of Arnheim’, ‘The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.’, ‘Mellonta Tauta’, and many more. This volume constitutes a must-have for fans of the macabre, and would make for a fantastic addition to any collection.
The Cask of Amontillado, originally published in 1846, tells the story of a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who has insulted him. As with many of Poe’s stories, it is told from the perspective of the murderer and revolves around being buried alive.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American author, editor, poet, and critic. Most famous for his stories of mystery and horror, he was one of the first American short story writers, and is widely considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre.
We are republishing this collection of stories, The Cask of Amontillado and Other Tales, in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
Extract from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado:
“The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitely settled—but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved, precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish, but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.”
Here, at edgarallanpoe.co.uk, you can find the best of this fantastic author’s novels, short stories, essays, and poems.
Through republishing works such as ‘The Cask of Amontillado’, it is hoped that the writing of this author of mystery and the macabre, can continue to delight – almost two centuries after its initial publication.