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Oval Portrait, the (1842) [Short Story]
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A traveler and his companion are caught in the road in the middle of the night. Seeing an abandoned building, they decide to pass the night in it. The traveler finds a room full of portraits, but one specially attracts his attention, because the woman in the portrait seems almost alive! The traveler's horror increases as he discovers the truth behind the painting story.

Originally published in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine, April 1842.
Reprinted in:

  • Beyond the Curtain of Dark (1966)
  • Beyond Time and Space (1978)
  • Fantastic Worlds (1979)
  • The Fall of the House of Usher (1986)
  • Visions of Poe (1988)
  • Tales of Mystery and Terror (1990)
  • 100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (1993)
  • Ghostly Tales and Eerie Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (1993)
  • Selected Tales (1994)
  • Dead Brides (1999)
  • The Pit and the Pendulum and Other Stories by Edgar Allan Poe (1999)
  • The Raven & Other Poems and Tales (2001)
  • Great Ghost Stories: 34 Classic Tales of the Supernatural (2002)
  • Tales of Mystery and Imagination (2003)
  • The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe (2004)

Original title: The Oval Portrait
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHorror

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, the (1938) [Collection]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Beyond the Curtain of Dark (1966) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , H. P. Lovecraft , Isaac Asimov , Ambrose Bierce , Ray Bradbury , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Mary Shelley , Harry Harrison , Patricia Highsmith , August Derleth , Henry Kuttner , Robert Bloch , Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu , Theodore Sturgeon , Henry Slesar , Guy de Maupassant , Fredric Brown , F. Marion Crawford , Harold Lawlor , W.C. Morrow , Clive Pemberton , Edogawa Rampo
     Quickie Thrillers (1975) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Agatha Christie , Ambrose Bierce , Jack London , Harry Harrison , Fritz Leiber , John D. MacDonald , O. Henry , John Collier , Guy de Maupassant , Edward D. Hoch , Saki , Miriam Allen deFord , Clark Howard , Jack Ritchie , Ellery Queen , Anthony Marsh , Michael Avallone , Langston Hughes , Mark Van Doren , Len Gray , Frank Sisk , Ed Dumonte , Robert Specht
     Imperial Messages (1976) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , Fyodor Dostoevsky , Franz Kafka , Pär Lagerkvist , Samuel Yosef Agnon , Isaac Bashevis Singer , Elias Canetti , Elie Wiesel , Gabriel García Márquez , Paul Bowles , Julio Cortázar , Italo Calvino , Jorge Luis Borges , Isak Dinesen , Nikolai Gogol , Duane Ackerson , Jerzy Kosinski , Isaac Babel , George MacDonald , Bertolt Brecht , Hans Christian Andersen , Günter Kunert , Christoph Meckel , Heinrich von Kleist , Marguerite Yourcenar , Kobo Abe , Hans Carl Artmann , Wolfgang Hildesheimer , Jakov Lind , Tommaso Landolfi , Marie Luise Kaschnitz , Marco Denevi , Reinhard Lettau , Russell Edson , Enrique Anderson Imbert , Martin Buber , Juan José Arreola , Antonin Artaud , Pierre Bettencourt , Marvin Cohen , Kirby Congdon , Bob Dylan , Lawrence Fixel , Gust Gils , Lars Gyllensten , Cecil Helman , Zbigniew Herbert , Edmond Jabès , Eugene Jolas , Daniil Kharms , Rachel Kubie , R. Yehoshua Lovaine , Milos Macourek , W. S. Merwin , Henri Michaux , Barton Midwood , Mohammed Mrabet , Slawomir Mrozek , Multatuli , Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav , Paul van Ostaijen , I.L. Peretz , Isaac Rosenfeld , Jerome Rothenberg , Andreas Schroeder , Howard Schwartz , Miguel Serrano , David Slabotsky , Robert Thompson , Roland Topor , Krishna Baldev Vaid , Britton Wilkie , Charles Schwartz (ii)
     Edgar Allan Poe: Greenwich Unabridged Library Classics (1981) [Collection]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (1993) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , Rudyard Kipling , Charles Dickens , H. P. Lovecraft , Ambrose Bierce , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Mark Twain , Barry N. Malzberg , F. Paul Wilson , Joe R. Lansdale , Ramsey Campbell , David Drake , William F. Nolan , Stephen Crane , Charles L. Grant , William Hope Hodgson , Fritz Leiber , Eric Frank Russell , Robert Sheckley , Avram Davidson , Henry Slesar , Bill Pronzini , Steve Rasnic Tem , Richard Laymon , Ed Gorman , Nancy Holder , Chet Williamson , Manly Wade Wellman , Washington Irving , Mort Castle , Al Sarrantonio , Thomas F. Monteleone , Jack Dann , Donald A. Wollheim , Edward D. Hoch , Saki , James E. Gunn , Daniel Ransom , Richard T. Chizmar , Norman Partridge , Phyllis Eisenstein , Ruth Berman , Juleen Brantingham , Dennis Etchison , Robert Barr , Barry Pain , Melissa Mia Hall , James H. Schmitz , Susan Casper , Gary L. Raisor , E. G. Swain , Sharon Webb , Frances Garfield , Jerome K. Jerome , E. F. Benson , Frank A. Javor , Robert Fox , Bernard Capes
     Selected Tales (1994) [Collection]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe

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