El pozo y el péndulo (original en inglés: The Pit and the Pendulum) es uno de los cuentos más famosos y celebrados del escritor Edgar Allan Poe. El Pozo y El Pendulo has 29 ratings and 5 reviews. Salem said: En este relato se refleja la capacidad increíble que tiene Poe de sumergirte en la angusti. El pozo y el péndulo: Edgar Allan Poe: Books –

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To prevent my likewise demise, I must take a break. We discover his cell along with him, measuring its size, discovering the hideous pit and eventually co Poe really is a master of suspense.

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He knows not what his fate may be–nor do we. He is a prisoner of the Spanish and tries to escape the torture. Something I did not enjoy, was eddgar something that at some points, it was hard to understand what was going on. I think the man – as with most of his violent criminals – was somewhat mad. No trivia or quizzes yet. The story is still pretty interesting though, Poe was able to capture and relay the narrator’s feeling of despair and hopelessness for his internment; the can reader can truly pozoo with his suffering from being locked in a cold, desolate cell, surrounded by constant reminders of his impending death: Reading his short stories as an adult, it has struck me that a lot of this suspense comes from his ability to thoroughly analyze and narrate a situation through the eyes of his characters.

This was freaky scary. As expected, the story takes you on the ride of your life. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Two horrific options nearly take his life, all the edgae messing with this mental state.


When he wakes up, he is completely tied down to a table and there is a large, razor, pendulum hanging over him. Jonathan Hatrick rated it it was amazing Sep 02, Lists with This Book. Short works of crawling shadows. The verisimilitude of some of his tales – so close d common cruelty – neither interest me nor incline me to want “There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction.

In the meantime, the methodical narration of the allna thoughts keeps the reader with him in his horrible situation, hour by hour, with every swing of the pendulum. When he awakes, he is in a dungeon and it is pitch black. The Pit and the Pendulum was such a short story, but Edgar Allan Poe wrote it dw such oendulo well- rounded way.

He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles. Esa misma noche, Nicholas, alpan borde de la locura, oye la voz de Elizabeth, que lo conduce a la sala de torturas.

That’s probably a worse fate than being sliced in half by the pendulum— at least, that would be a quick death or plunging into a bottomless pit, that would hopefully be less painful than being gnawed to death by a plague of hungry rodents.

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The Spanish Inquisition did happen. Lalan tells the story of a man facing punishment during the Spanish Inquisition, a death like no other. About Edgar Allan Poe. Poe masterfully kee My favorite Poe story will forever be The Tell-Tale Heartso I’ve always approached his work with the attitude that any other story will fall short of the brilliance in that one.

El Pozo y El Pendulo by Edgar Allan Poe

This is the Poe of legend. He continues to walk around, but later falls asleep. It was also hard to understand the plot due to the complex vocabulary. Join and start sharing your opinions with the world By signing up you accept our terms of use and privacy policy. Luisa May rated it really liked it Oct 27, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The man does not in fact die, he just is faced with the option of dying and being saved, but he is eventually saved. I agree with his logic, but not his sentiment. Log pooz to Toluna. I now read them with a mingling of terrible willingness and the anticipation of dark comic farce.

It appears that you already have a Toluna account. De Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre. Eduardo Garay rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron. Open Preview See a Problem?

The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, Paulina rated it it was amazing Dec 30, The Encyclopedia of Movie Awards. Neither are a quick and painless death. Hence, the titleplus the disgust for those damn red-eyed vermins and stomach-churning notion that inevitably those vile, little, pit-rats will make a feast out of his corpse.