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REVIEW The Pit and the Pendulum õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB The Pit and the Pendulum is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe The story centres around the torments endured The entire surface of this metallic enclosure was rudely daubed in all the hideous and repulsive devices to which the charnel superstition of the monks has given rise The figures of fiends in aspects of menace with skeleton forms and other really fearful images overspread and disfigured the walls Simply superb illustration by Harry Clarke Our nameless narrator has been condemned by a panel of black robed white lipped stern faced judges His crime is unknown but then this is the Inuisition so his offense could be that he is not a Catholic or not religious enough or he might have been accused of one of the many offences against God that reuire such a low level of proof The Inuisition was not only about condemning and punishing but also these thunderously righteous monks seemed inordinately fascinated with eliciting the most psychological and physical pain inspired terror as possibleThe judges pass judgement but do not tell him how he is to die If I knew I was going to be beheaded or hanged or drawn and uartered at least I could mentally prepare myself for my death Visualizing it would somewhat help me come to peace with it Not to say I still wouldn t void my bladder at the first sight of the gallows or the executioner s blade or the bristling rows of rifles all pointed at my heart Our narrator finds himself in a cell nay a vault with hideous pictures on the walls damp stone enclosing him all sides bundles of writhing rats and a deep pit that seems to be an abyss into hell The pit is supposed to be his death but he discovers it just before plunging to his demise Death I said any death but that of the pit Hold that thoughtHe swoons out of fear or from some mild intoxicant that they lace his food and drink with pure speculation on my part and each time he comes to his senses there is food and drink at his side He is grateful for the sustenance but this ratchets up the fear that he is so helpless that someone came and went without his knowledge Whenever I read an Edgar Allan Poe I m always struck by the way he puts a sliver of fear in the reader and then in progressive paragraphs continues to rend that sliver of uneasiness wider He lets loose spiders of dread that run amuck in the mind leaving tendrils of webbing behind that vibrate jangling the nerves and firing synapses until they burn out like collapsing stars I need a nap after reading a Poe story but who wants to sleep with all those fresh nightmares crowding the mind waiting to pluck the boundaries of your sanity like petals on a flowerThe pit may not have worked but these resourceful monks have tricks up their voluminous sleeves Our plucky narrator wakes from another swoon to find himself strapped to a wooden framed bed and something truly insidious is descending from the ceiling The sweep of the pendulum had increased in extent by nearly a yard As a natural conseuence its velocity was also much greater But what mainly disturbed me was the idea that had perceptibly descended I now observed with what horror it is needless to say that its nether extremity was formed of a crescent of glittering steel about a foot in length from horn to horn the horns upward and the under edge evidently as keen as that of a razor Like a razor also it seemed massy and heavy tapering from the edge into a solid and broad structure above It was appended to a weighty rod of brass and the whole hissed as it swung through the air My office was feeling a bit stuffy as I was reading this story which might have been induced by feelings of being trapped inspired uite possibly by Poe I turned on the overhead fan and as Poe describes the descent of the blade on the pendulum I could feel my anxiety levels increasing exponentially It took me a moment to realize that the hum generated by the fan was adding to my agitation I stood to go turn the fan off but then realized that since I am probably healthy enough to sustain the higher terror levels I should continue to allow the hum from the fan to enhance my reading experience SHIVERTo add to the narrator s already high level of horror is something that is part of his nature as it is of minehope It is difficult to believe as dire as a circumstance can be that this is truly ourfinal extinction Something or someone will save us Maybe even the God we have offended according to the self righteous monks will intercede As long as there is hope there is the possibility of inducing and fear in the prisoner Once a person has given up accepted their death adding and creative aspects of torture are futile and dare I say no longer entertaining Edgar Allan PoeI often think of the nightmares of Poe The demons that stalked the graveyards of his memories The screams that must have emanated from his bedroom when a fresh horror had him by the throat I can see him reaching with trembling hands for pen and paper with the beginnings of a smile turning up the corners of his mouth There are only about 6600 words in this story but I was pleasantly surprised to have notated so many great uotable lines There are way too many for one review but it gives you an idea of the power of Poe s writing I ve read this story at least three times over my lifetime and still every time I read it I feel the chills racing up and down my spine Now I need a nap or better yet a double espresso If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at The Asset (Wounded Warrior unknown but then this is the Inuisition so his offense could be that he is not a Catholic or not religious enough or he might have been accused of one of the many offences against God that reuire such a low level of proof The Inuisition was not only about condemning and punishing but also these thunderously righteous monks seemed inordinately fascinated with eliciting the most psychological and physical pain inspired terror as possibleThe judges pass judgement but do not tell him how he is to die If I knew I was going to be beheaded or hanged or drawn and Shadow of Doubt (Newpointe 911, uartered at least I could mentally prepare myself for my death Visualizing it would somewhat help me come to peace with it Not to say I still wouldn t void my bladder at the first sight of the gallows or the executioner s blade or the bristling rows of rifles all pointed at my heart Our narrator finds himself in a cell nay a vault with hideous pictures on the walls damp stone enclosing him all sides bundles of writhing rats and a deep pit that seems to be an abyss into hell The pit is supposed to be his death but he discovers it just before plunging to his demise Death I said any death but that of the pit Hold that thoughtHe swoons out of fear or from some mild intoxicant that they lace his food and drink with pure speculation on my part and each time he comes to his senses there is food and drink at his side He is grateful for the sustenance but this ratchets Amazing Discoveries That Unlock the Bible up the fear that he is so helpless that someone came and went without his knowledge Whenever I read an Edgar Allan Poe I m always struck by the way he puts a sliver of fear in the reader and then in progressive paragraphs continues to rend that sliver of The Ruminator uneasiness wider He lets loose spiders of dread that run amuck in the mind leaving tendrils of webbing behind that vibrate jangling the nerves and firing synapses Infamous until they burn out like collapsing stars I need a nap after reading a Poe story but who wants to sleep with all those fresh nightmares crowding the mind waiting to pluck the boundaries of your sanity like petals on a flowerThe pit may not have worked but these resourceful monks have tricks Comfort of a Man up their voluminous sleeves Our plucky narrator wakes from another swoon to find himself strapped to a wooden framed bed 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REVIEW The Pit and the Pendulum õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB By a prisoner of the Spanish Inuisition The story is especially effective at inspiring fear in the reader due to it Book Review 3 of 5 stars to The Pit and the Pendulum a short story written in 1842 by Edgar Allan Poe As in the tradition of Poe s other Gothic and gory tales this one takes the fear of death to new heights Poe tells the story of a man facing punishment during the Spanish Inuisition a death like no other At first he s strapped to a wooden table while a pendulum swings from above with a saw getting lower and lower until it s nearly about to start ripping into his flesh But the victim finds a way out in a somewhat ingenious manner But when he s saved he falls into the pit as the walls begin to close in on him Once again before he perishes he is saved when the Inuisition is overOn the outskirts it s just a Gothic tale of a man afraid to die Two horrific options nearly take his life all the way messing with this mental state Neither are a uick and painless death Both will shock his body and render his mind afraid of life in a permanent state just as he enters the after life Poe s saying a lot here than what you read upon an initial viewing of this story As expected the story takes you on the ride of your life It s a careful executed imagination that can find the right words and the perfect background to constantly jiggle the paranoia we all feel at some point in our livesCertainly not the best of his short stories it is a good one something all beginning thriller fans should read About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Encounters with Rauschenberg until it s nearly about to start ripping into his flesh But the victim finds a way out in a somewhat ingenious manner But when he s saved he falls into the pit as the walls begin to close in on him Once again before he perishes he is saved when the Inuisition is overOn the outskirts it s just a Gothic tale of a man afraid to die Two horrific options nearly take his life all the way messing with this mental state Neither are a Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries uick and painless death Both will shock his body and render his mind afraid of life in a permanent state just as he enters the after life Poe s saying a lot here than what you read Engendering Song upon an initial viewing of this story As expected the story takes you on the ride of your life It s a careful executed imagination that can find the right words and the perfect background to constantly jiggle the paranoia we all feel at some point in our livesCertainly not the best of his short stories it is a good one something all beginning thriller fans should read About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by

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REVIEW The Pit and the Pendulum õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB S heavy focus on the senses emphasizing its reality unlike many of Poe's stories which are aided by the supernatura The Pit and the Pendulum 375 stars In this 1842 short story by Edgar Allen Poe an unnamed prisoner details the ghastly and elaborate tortures he endures at the hands of the Spanish Inuisition He begins with his sentencing by black robed judges a nightmarish seuence of images that culminates in his loss of consciousness When he awakes he s in a pitch dark room free to move about but unable to see a thing And there his true tortures beginPoe despite a supreme disregard for any historical accuracy has created a compelling tale of both physical and psychological horror The oppressive atmosphere of the tomb like room the decayed fungus smell of the pit the glittering death of the razor sharp pendulum the cold lips of enormous red eyed rats seeking the lips of the prisoner YES the descriptions Poe uses are vivid engaging all of the reader s sensesEven though the story is completely fanciful from a factual point of view as an examination of the psychological effects of imprisonment and torture it s very effective The story is heavier on atmosphere than plot but it still makes for compelling readingYou can read The Pit and the Pendulum online or download it many places including here at Project GutenbergBonus an English translation of the Latin epigram at the beginning of the storyHere an unholy mob of torturers with an insatiable thirst for innocent blood once fed their long frenzy Now our homeland is safe the funereal cave destroyed and life and health appear where dreadful death once wasJust for fun here are some of the historical inaccuracies in this story spoilers ahoy There s no evidence that the Spanish inuisitors used such elaborate and unlikely means of torture as are described in this story They favored the rack water torture and the strappado hanging the victim from the ceiling by his wrists which were tied behind the back At least if Wikipedia is to be believed I claim no independent knowledge or research here Also torture was used before the trial to obtain a confession not as a method of punishment or death The prisoner is rescued by General Lasalle of Napoleon s army This means the story is set in the early 1800s centuries after the Spanish Inuisition was at its height Lasalle wasn t actually in command of the French army in Toledo Spain So he wouldn t have been around to play deus ex machina for our prisoner in that city The Illusionists unlike many of Poe's stories which are aided by the supernatura The Pit and the Pendulum 375 stars In this 1842 short story by Edgar Allen Poe an Planet of the Bugs unnamed prisoner details the ghastly and elaborate tortures he endures at the hands of the Spanish Inuisition He begins with his sentencing by black robed judges a nightmarish seuence of images that culminates in his loss of consciousness When he awakes he s in a pitch dark room free to move about but Fishes of the Open Ocean unable to see a thing And there his true tortures beginPoe despite a supreme disregard for any historical accuracy has created a compelling tale of both physical and psychological horror The oppressive atmosphere of the tomb like room the decayed fungus smell of the pit the glittering death of the razor sharp pendulum the cold lips of enormous red eyed rats seeking the lips of the prisoner YES the descriptions Poe Out of Bounds (Boundaries, uses are vivid engaging all of the reader s sensesEven though the story is completely fanciful from a factual point of view as an examination of the psychological effects of imprisonment and torture it s very effective The story is heavier on atmosphere than plot but it still makes for compelling readingYou can read The Pit and the Pendulum online or download it many places including here at Project GutenbergBonus an English translation of the Latin epigram at the beginning of the storyHere an Grass, Sky, Song unholy mob of torturers with an insatiable thirst for innocent blood once fed their long frenzy Now our homeland is safe the funereal cave destroyed and life and health appear where dreadful death once wasJust for fun here are some of the historical inaccuracies in this story spoilers ahoy There s no evidence that the Spanish inuisitors Otter Chaos! 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    REVIEW The Pit and the Pendulum õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Edgar Allan Poe REVIEW The Pit and the Pendulum At age twelve I was given my first introduction to the world of literature by my mother who read me Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum I can still vividly recollect living through the horrors of the chamber with the unnamed narrator wondering why Christian monks would construct such a room and why Christian monks would inflict such to

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    REVIEW The Pit and the Pendulum Edgar Allan Poe ↠ 6 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Edgar Allan Poe As the doorbell rings nearly incessantly and the frigid air seeps into my living room I am all tucked up in a corner of the couch with my fluffy blanket a glass of The Velvet Devil Merlot and a book of tales from the master of horror Edgar Allan Poe I'm leaving the job of distributing candy to the hubby while my teen son oversees the executio

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  • Paperback
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  • The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • English
  • 14 March 2019
  • 9780146000119