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Pit and the Pendulum, the (1842) [Short Story]
by Edgar Allan Poe Rating: Weighted - 8.1 / Average - 8.1 of 10 (37 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (Library of Congress description):

Judged guilty by the Inquisition, a condemned man is slowly tortured.

Originally published in The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1843, 1842.
Reprinted in:

  • 65 Great Spine Chillers, ed. Mary Danby, Octopus 1982
  • Book of the Dead (1986)
  • The Fall of the House of Usher, Target 1986
  • Tales of Mystery and Terror, Penguin/Puffin 1990
  • The Gold-Bug and Other Tales, Dover 1991
  • The Book of Dracula, ed. Leslie Shepard, Wings 1991
  • The Dracula Book of Classic Horror Stories, ed. Leslie Shepard, Robert Hale 1992
  • Ghostly Tales and Eerie Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Putnam/Grosset & Dunlap 1993
  • Selected Tales, Penguin/Godfrey Cave 1994
  • Murders in the Rue Morgue & other stories, Pulp Fictions UK 1998
  • Selected Tales, Oxford University Press 1998
  • The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales, Penguin/Signet Classic 1998

Original title: The Pit and the Pendulum
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionAdventureSurvival

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, the (1938) [Collection]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Edgar Allen Poe: Selected Prose, Poetry, and Eureka (1950) [Collection]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Edgar Allan Poe: Greenwich Unabridged Library Classics (1981) [Collection]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Book of the Dead: Thirteen Classic Tales of the Supernatural, the (1986) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , Charles Dickens , Walter Scott , Mary Shelley , Wilkie Collins , Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu , F. Marion Crawford , Elizabeth Gaskell , Edward Bulwer-Lytton , Perceval Landon , Margaret Oliphant
     Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and Related Tales, the (1994) [Collection]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Selected Tales (1994) [Collection]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Selected Tales (1998) [Collection]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe

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