Edgar Allan Poe

The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado," which first appeared in Godey's Lady's Book in 1846, is a classic example of the use of an unreliable narrator. Montresor tells his tale of revenge smugly, as he invites the reader to applaud his cleverness much like the narrator of “The Tell-Tale Heart.” By telling the story from Montresor's point of view, Poe forces the reader to look into the inner workings of a murderer's mind.
21 printed pages

Other versions

Impressions

    Diana Morariushared an impression4 years ago
    💀Spooky
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🚀Unputdownable

    Only E. A. Poe could create such outstanding literary masterpiece.

    Фелиция Белковаshared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading
    💀Spooky

    Marc Thompsonshared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading

Quotes

    Фелиция Белковаhas quotedlast year
    Its walls had been lined with human remains, piled to the vault overhead, in the fashion of the great catacombs of Paris. Three sides of this interior crypt were still ornamented in this manner. From the fourth side the bones had been thrown down, and lay promiscuously upon the earth, forming at one point a mound of some size
    cuautste000has quoted5 years ago
    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.
    cuautste000has quoted5 years ago
    He had a weak point—this Fortunato—although in other regards he was a man to be respected and even feared. He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine.

On the bookshelves

fb2epub
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)