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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While se 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 Jun 27, Dawn Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 22, Laura rated it liked it Recommended to Laura by: A lovely Poe to enhance the spooky feelings of the month of Halloween.

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Oct 22, Carol rated it really liked it Shelves: This story didn’t seem like it followed the usual line of Poe; instead of the foreboding atmosphere of horror, this felt more inquisitive. The story opens with the unnamed narrator recounting a summer sea voyage from Charleston, South Carolina to New York City aboard the ship Independence.


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The Oblong Box

Retrieved 22 October If not positively ugly, she was not, I think, very far from it. But it turned out to be of a completely different type.

Aug 13, Safia Sabbagh rated it really liked it Obkonga What can I say? Mournful and Never-Ending Remembrance. Not as dark or foreboding as some of his work; reads more like a mystery.

Edgar Allan Poe era un maestro del relato, y la caja oblonga es un gran ejemplo de ello. I love the way Poe takes the obvious and weaves a story around it. The mind usually creates far more terrifying scenarios than real life. I just pitied the husband and thought the narrator was totally out of line for being such a rude and thoughtless little shit.

Jul 05, Tweety rated it liked it Shelves: For more information, please see http: Andrei Tamas, 25 ianuarie I’d love to do a study of the short stories of Poe. The Johns Hopkins University Press Even though this one is predictable, I still enjoyed it.

He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles. This allaj the Poe of legend. The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. He immediately jumps to the conclusion that his friend has bought a priceless painting and determines to edgr out After conjecturing the extra room was for a servant or extra baggage, he learns his friend has brought on board an oblong pine box.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Published first published edgad Poe’s stories are so filled with view spoiler [besotten chaps, that I really should’ve predicted where this tale was headed, but gosh darn’t, I wanted some dang vampires! Wonderfully-told tale that kept my interest, with a little bit of the “creepy factor. Lists with This Book. It is available at Archive.

The Oblong Box (short story) – Wikipedia

But, this is Poe, so the reader expected it, whereas the character probably wouldn’t expect oblongx so grotesque. The box, the narrator is surprised to learn, shares the state-room with Wyatt and his wife, while the second room is shared by the two sisters. Hardy explains that the box had, in fact, held the corpse of Wyatt’s recently deceased young wife.