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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The Oblong Box (short story)

While on the vessel ‘Independence’ the narrator meets his friend Wyatt travelling to New York with his sisters and ‘wife’, his friend also has as baggage a strange ‘oblong box’ which the narrator thinks contains some valuable art piece And I’ll never understand people sacrificing their own lives for dead bodies. The narrator of The Oblong Box, while on a packet-ship journey from Charleston, South Carolina, to New York City, becomes unusually curious about an oblong pine box that is kept in the state room of an old school acquaintance, Cornelius Wyatt Threatening weather soon arrives But, this is Wdgar, so the reader expected it, whereas the character probably wouldn’t expect something so grotesque.

Nov 02, Shelley rated it really liked it. Andrei Tamas, 25 ianuarie At least it wasn’t filled with much incoherent ramblings.

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I wonder if there is an on-line class for that? As someone that occasionally reads and frequently watches horror, I expected it to go in a different direction so I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. Cooper Square Press, After conjecturing the extra room was for a servant or extra baggage, he learns his friend has brought on board an oblong pine box: I’d love to loe a study of the short stories of Poe. What an interesting little tale this was!


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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 Daja Morgue “.

When they finally do depart, his friend brings on board an oblong box six feet long and two and a half feet wide. I mean, hello, as soon as he mentioned the dimensions of the box, it was p This story didn’t seem like it followed the usual line of Poe; instead of the foreboding atmosphere of horror, this felt more inquisitive.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Trivia About The Oblong Box. As the Independence passes Cape Hatteras it is caught in a terrible hurricane.

The Oblong Box by Edgar Allan Poe

The mind usually creates far more terrifying scenarios than pos life. View all 5 comments. There is an hysterical laugh which will forever ring within my ears. Not as dark or foreboding as some of his work; reads more like a mystery.


Por 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.

While she is gone, the narrator believes he hears his friend opening the box and sobbing, which he attributes to “artistic enthusiasm”. He issues an emotional plea to Captain Hardy but is denied.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It went the way of Poe’s usual eegar, but who would have it any other way. My conclusion, from what I saw and heard, was, that, the artist, by some unaccountable freak of fate, or perhaps in some fit of enthusiastic and fanciful passion, had been induced to unite himself with a person altogether beneath him, and that the natural result, entire and speedy disgust, had ensued.

For several nights, the narrator witnesses his friend’s surprisingly unattractive wife leaving the state-room every night around 11 o’clock and going into the third df before returning first thing in the morning.

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