Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, In , he enlisted in the United States Army and his first collection of poems. La Caja Oblonga – Coleccin de Clsicos de La Literatura Estadounidense ” Carrascalejo de La Jara” (Spanish, Electronic book text) / Author: Edgar Allan Poe. La caja oblonga (eBook): Edgar Allan Poe: social-drm.

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Jun 16, Viji Bookish endeavors rated it it was amazing Shelves: And I’ll never understand people sacrificing their own lives for dead bodies.

The Oblong Box

But the end truly made it even weirder. I really was frightfully disappointed in this perplexing tale. Poe’s stories are so filled with view spoiler [besotten chaps, that I really should’ve predicted where this tale was headed, but gosh darn’t, I wanted some dang vampires!

Threatening weather soon arrives That’s way more exciting than some guy carting his dead wife back home.

Poe biographer James Hutchisson equates “The Oblong Box” with Poe’s series of “tales of ratiocination” or detective fiction stories, a series which includes ” The Murders in the Rue Morgue “. View all 6 comments. I did guess the mystery though I didn’t figure out every detail.

He immediately jumps to the conclusion that his friend has b What an interesting little tale this was! The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead.

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Captain Hardy had arranged, then, to register the box merely as baggage. A man lets his curiosity get the better of him when a good friend of his books three, two people staterooms for a party of four on a cruise, for himself and his wife and his two sisters.

Wonderfully-told tale that kept my interest, with a little bit of the “creepy factor. I figured out by the middle of the story what was in the oblong box, but I wasn’t filled with horror like I have been with Poe’s other stories I’ve read so far.

Oct 22, Carol rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 27, Dawn Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: I mean, hello, as soon as he mentioned the dimensions of the box, it was p This story didn’t seem like it followed the usual line of Poe; instead of the foreboding atmosphere of horror, this felt more inquisitive.

After conjecturing the extra room was for a servant or extra baggage, he learns his friend has brought on board an oblong pine box: University Press of Mississippi, He’s surprised that his friend’s wife is ugly, when she was supposed to be pretty.

Other than the title, the two share little in common. It is available at Archive. Not as dark or foreboding as some of his work; reads more like a mystery.

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The Johns Hopkins University Press A lovely Poe to enhance the spooky feelings of the month of Halloween. I mean, hello, as soon as he mentioned the dimensions of the box, it was pretty clear it was essentially a casket. Though not one of Poe’s poee, it was, none the less a classic to me. Not a bad story, not as creepy at The Cask of Amontillado or as egdar as some of Poe’s poetry, but it was good.


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The Oblong Box by Edgar Allan Poe

Apr 30, Marts Thinker rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Don’t think I had ever read this one before and I was wondering right up to the reveal.

This is the Poe of legend. It is gruesome, not because he loe all the gory details but because he leaves so much to your imagination.

Cooper Square Press, What an interesting little tale this was! Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jul 29, Mary ellen rated it it was amazing.

Our narrator meets an old friend on a voyage.

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Trivia About The Oblong Box. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Even though this one is predictable, I still enjoyed it. Edgar was the second of three children.

Dec 19, Tayler Steele rated it really liked it Shelves: I wonder if there is an on-line class for that?