A Predicament by Edgar Allan Poe

A Predicament Book download in PDF, ePub & Mobi

by Edgar Allan Poe

Gothic fiction Horror Satire Identity Death Absurdity

PAGES
14
ESTIMATED TIME
18 minutes
PACE
Intermediate
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED
1838
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE
English
DOWNLOADS
813

A Predicament is a humorous short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and published in 1838. The story parodies the gothic short story, very popular in England and America in the early 19th century.

Signora Psyche Zenobia is the narrator of this story. As she walks through the city of Edina with her little poodle and her servant Pompey, she falls in love with a gothic cathedral and decides to climb the bell tower. Once there, Zenobia climbs on top of Pompey and tries to see by sticking her head through an opening in the wall.

Totally amazed by the great view of the city, she is completely unaware that she is really in front of a clock and that one of the hands has begun to stick into her and she is going to kill her slowly, minute by minute, until she cuts her neck completely .

However, the narration will continue even without a head, Zenobia even indicating a certain joy at being rid of her...

What chance, good lady, hath bereft you thus?

Read more...


Ranking #44 of most downloaded books in Fiction Horror

Download this book

The A Predicament book is available for download in PDF, ePUB and Mobi:

Copyright info
A Predicament by Edgar Allan Poe is believed to be out of copyright restrictions only in the United States. It may still be copyrighted in other countries. If you are not located in the United States, you must check your local laws to make sure that the contents of this eBook are free from copyright restrictions in the country where you are located in before downloading A Predicament in PDF or ePub.

We recommend this book for

Fans of gothic literature Readers who enjoy dark humor Those interested in the works of Edgar Allan Poe

Share this book

About Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer and poet, best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre.

We have 19 books by Edgar Allan Poe in Alice and Books library

View author

Other books that may interest you: