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  1. "The Pit and the Pendulum" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842 in the literary annual The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1843. The story is about the torments endured by a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition , though Poe skews historical facts.

    • United States
    • The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1843
    • 1842
    • Carey & Hart
  2. The complete, unabridged text of The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe, with vocabulary words and definitions.

  3. The Pit and the Pendulum [1] (O abismo e o pêndulo ou O poço e o pêndulo, em português) é um conto do escritor estadunidense Edgar Allan Poe. Escrito em 1842 , descreve a crueldade dos seres humanos uns com os outros e examina o medo e a desesperança no ponto de vista da morte .

  4. The Pit and the Pendulum. I was sick — sick unto death with that long agony; and when they at length unbound me, and I was permitted to sit, I felt that my senses were leaving me. The sentence — the dread sentence of death — was the last of distinct accentuation which reached my ears. After that, the sound of the inquisitorial voices ...

  5. A narrator sentenced to death by the Inquisition faces a pit with a pendulum in the center of his cell. He escapes from the pit by breaking the strap that binds him and flees to the French general who rescues him. Read the summary, analysis, and historical context of this classic horror story by Edgar Allan Poe.

  6. A summary and analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Pit and the Pendulum", about a prisoner in the Inquisition dungeons who faces a gruesome death. Learn about the themes, symbols, quotes, and literary devices of this Gothic tale.

  7. Like many of Poe’s stories, “The Pit and the Pendulum” is a dramatic monologue. Sentenced to death by the Spanish Inquisition, the imprisoned narrator finds himself in absolute darkness, in danger of falling to his death into a pit in the centre of the cell.

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