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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Even though this one is predictable, I still enjoyed it. Lists with This Book. I am sure I would have enjoyed this story so much more if the narrator hadn’t sounded like he was lecturing instead of reading an Edgar Allan Poe short story.

Apr 30, Marts Thinker rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I’d love to do a study of the short stories of Poe. This is the Poe of legend. I mean, hello, as soon as he mentioned the dimensions of the box, it was pretty clear it was essentially a casket.

As the Independence passes Cape Hatteras it is caught in a terrible hurricane. I pitied him from the bottom of my heart… Originally posted on my blog on June 21, Excellente histoire et quelle plume! Retrieved 22 October Small,interesting and thrilling,I recommend this story to everyone.

But, this is Poe, so the reader expected it, whereas the character probably wouldn’t expect something so grotesque.

The Oblong Box

It is available at Archive. It is gruesome, not because he describes all the gory details but because he leaves so much to your imagination. The story opens with the unnamed narrator recounting a summer sea voyage from Charleston, South Carolina to New Oblohga City aboard the ship Independence. The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, Mar 30, Daniel DallaValle rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 02, Shelley rated it really liked it.


If not positively ugly, she was not, I think, very far from it.

Return to Book Page. Jan 17, Alejandra Sandoval rated it really liked it. He’s also baffled oblong a mysterious oblong box that his friend obsesses over. Jun 27, Dawn Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: View all 3 comments.

The Oblong Box by Edgar Allan Poe

About Edgar Allan Poe. His wife, Virginiahad begun showing signs of her illness about two years before in 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 “.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mar 22, Laura rated it liked it Recommended to Laura by: Andrei Kblonga, 25 ianuarie 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. The narrator notes its peculiar shape and an especially odd odor coming from it. Retrieved from ” https: The narrator learns that his old college friend Cornelius Wyatt is aboard with his wife and two sisters, though he has reserved three state-rooms.


Mournful and Never-Ending Remembrance. Cooper Square Press, Jan 24, Sleeping with Ghosts rated it really liked it.

Mar 19, Fernando rated it it was amazing. Not as dark or foreboding as some of his work; reads more like a mystery.

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Oct 22, Carol rated it really liked it Shelves: But it turned out to be of a completely different type. I have yet to find a Poe story that I do not enjoy – once, twice or even more.

There is an hysterical laugh which will forever ring within my ears. A passenger on a summer voyage to New York is curious about an artist, his new wife and his luggage. Edgar Allan Poe Revisited.

The narrator learns that his old college friend Cornelius Wyatt is aboard with his wife and two sisters, though he has reserved three state-rooms. For more information, please see http: Thanks to Carol for steering me to this one.

I am so glad that I didn’t have to live in Mr. And I’ll never understand people sacrificing their own lives for dead bodies.