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“The Fall of the House of Usher” ~ Poe

15 Jul
“The Fall of the House of Usher” ~ Poe

“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-pleasureable, 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 rank sedges–and upon a few white trunks of decayed trees–with an utter depression of soul which I can compare to no earthly sensation more properly than to the after-dream of the reveller upon opium–the bitter lapse into everyday life–the hideous dropping off of the veil. There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart–an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime.” ―

Edgar Allan Poe

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales

Animated film based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher”. Narrated by Sir Christopher Lee. Directed by Raúl García. Produced by Melusine Productions, R&R Communications, The Big Farm and Les Armateurs.Roderick Usher summons his boyhood friend to help him ease his decaying condition. The death of Madeline Usher, last in the line of the Usher family precipitates Roderick’s descent into madness and death.

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Publicado por en julio 15, 2013 en Books, Citas, Movies, Short Story

 

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  1. Marian

    julio 15, 2013 at 8:31 pm

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