The Pit and the Pendulum (Creative Short Stories)

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A victim of the Spanish Inquisition is imprisoned in a dark pit where a gradually lowering blade swings closer to him with each pass

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Travelman Publishing Editorial Board: Martin Amis, Mark Amory, Beryl Bainbridge, Alexander Chancelor, Dame Muriel Spark, William Trevor, and Auberon Waugh

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Grade 8 Up-This series entry presents Poe's unabridged text accompanied by annotated color and black-and-white illustrations and reproductions of various aspects of life during the stories' time periods. The selections include "The Gold-Bug," "The Oval Portrait," "The Cask of Amontillado," "Some Words with a Mummy," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." In some instances, as when there is a historical connection, the annotations are particularly enlightening, e.g., the information about the Inquisition and its relationship to "The Pit and the Pendulum." To maintain continuity, readers may prefer to read through the stories first and then return to the sidebars or vice versa. Libraries that own anthologies of Poe tales will not be denying readers the most important material-the stories themselves-if they pass on this one.
Joanne K. Cecere, Highland High School, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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