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The Fall of the House of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe
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The Fall of the House of Usher follows an unnamed narrator to the house of Roderick Usher, a friend who suffers from some strange malady. It is a family sickness, and its symptoms include acute... More > anxiety, hypochondria, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Roderick's twin sister, Madeline, is also ill, and suffers from death-like trances. Soon we are propelled through a horrifying tale of a house which has taken on the sins and sickness of its inhabitants. Much analysis of this story has been done, as it explicitly concerns the human psyche - so the house is the unconscious, or the soul, and the eventual destruction which occurs is caused by mental disorder stemming from possible vampirism or even incest. Regardless of the analysis, Poe's vivid and macabre tale is a central masterpiece of American Gothic literature, and is considered his most famous work of prose.< Less
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The classic gothic tale from Edgar Allan Poe
The Fall of the House of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe
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Roderick Usher is ill, but not due to any normal causes. When the narrator of the story arrives at the House of Usher, he finds that all is not well in the old ancestral home. The house itself... More > appears to be almost alive, and the illness of Madeline, Roderick's sister, is not all it seems. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe is a classic short story first in 1839, and was memorably adapted for film by Roger Corman in 1960. This unique edition includes an original essay on the ‘Curious Quirks in the Early Life of Edgar Allan Poe’ by J. S. Williams. The Fall of the House of Usher is in the opinion of many scholars Poe's most famous work of prose.This unsettling macabre work is viewed as a masterpiece of American Gothic literature. G. R. Thomson writes in his Introduction to Great Short Works of Edgar Allan Poe: "the tale has long been hailed as a masterpiece of Gothic horror; it is also a masterpiece of dramatic irony and structural symbolism."< Less
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The Fall of the House of Usher By Ross Andrews
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the vocal score for the musical - 'The Fall of the House of Usher' book, music. and lyrics by Ross Andrews
The Fall of the House of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe
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The tale opens with the unnamed narrator arriving at the house of his friend, Roderick Usher, having received a letter from him in a distant part of the country complaining of an illness and asking... More > for his comfort.< Less
fall of the house of usher By edgar allen poe
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The Fall of the House of Usher - Vocal score and script By Ross Andrews
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The Musical version of 'Fall of the House of Usher' Book, Music, and Lyrics, by Ross Andrews. Other works by Ross Andrews include, amongst others, 'Lady Chatterley's Lover', 'Gulliver's Travels',... More > and '1984' This version includes the full script and score as handed out on the first day of rehearsals so includes any cut sections, and songs.< Less
Greatest Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Narrative of A. Gordon Pym, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Black Cat, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven & All His Works By Edgar Allan Poe
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Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one... More > of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre, and a great contributor to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.< Less