The Fall of the House of Usher
The Fall of the House of Usher

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The Fall of the House of Usher


Author:
Edgar Allan Poe

Genre:
Horror, Classical prose


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The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe Son cœur est un luth suspendu; Sitôt qu’on le touche il résonne De Béranger. 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. I know not how it was—but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit. I say insufferable; for the feeling was unrelieved by any of that half-pleasurable, because poetic, sentiment, with which the mind usually receives even the sternest natural images of the desolate or terrible. I looked upon the scene before me—upon the mere house, and the simple landscape features of the domain—upon the bleak walls—upon the vacant eye-like windows—upon a few...

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