The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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by Edgar Allan Poe

Horror Gothic Fiction Short Story Revenge Betrayal Mortality Deception Pride

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The Cask of Amontillado is a horror story by writer Edgar Allan Poe published in 1846.

This tale, set in some unspecified 19th century Italian city, tells us a story of revenge. In the past, Fortunato humiliated Montresor and he is left hurt by said humiliation. At the beginning of the story, Montresor looks for Fortunato to consummate his revenge. When he finds it, Fortunato is really drunk and agrees to accompany Montresor without putting up a fight, under the pretext that Montresor is going to give him a taste of a new wine.

Montresor takes Fortunato to the catacombs of the house and there he will carry out his long-awaited revenge...

The book The Cask of Amontillado is one of the last stories written by Allan Poe, shortly before the death of his wife and his decline as a writer. This story reveals the perfection in the narrative achieved by Poe, knowing all the tools and skills of that job. In addition, it allows us to glimpse that process of vital disenchantment which even added more artistic excellence to his work.


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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.

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I continued, as was my wont, to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation.


The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.


A million candles have burned themselves out. Still I read on.


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.


Its walls had been lined with human remains, piled to the vault overhead, in the fashion of the great catacombs of Paris.

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