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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I figured out by the middle of the story what was in the oblong box, but I wasn’t filled with horror like I have been with Poe’s other stories I’ve read so far. I did guess the mystery though I didn’t figure out every detail.

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He’s surprised that his friend’s wife is ugly, when she was supposed to be pretty. Open Preview See a Problem? When they finally do depart, his friend brings on board an oblong box six feet long and two and a half feet wide.

Even so, he presumes his friend has acquired an especially valuable copy of The Last Supper. The narrator notes its peculiar shape and an especially odd odor coming from it.

Mar 19, Fernando rated it it was amazing. He had intended to lw the body to her mother but bringing a corpse on board would have caused panic among the passengers.

The Oblong Box by Edgar Allan Poe

Apr 30, Marts Thinker rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: And I’ll never understand people sacrificing their own lives for dead bodies.


He issues an emotional plea to Captain Hardy but is denied.

Poe biographer James Hutchisson equates “The Oblong Box” with Poe’s series of “tales of ratiocination” or detective fiction stories, a series which includes ” The Murders in the Rue Morgue ve. Articles with LibriVox links. Refresh and try again. Nov 24, Lou rated it it was amazing Shelves: My conclusion, from what I saw and heard, was, that, the artist, by some unaccountable freak of fate, or perhaps in some fit of enthusiastic and fanciful passion, had been induced to unite himself with a person altogether beneath him, and that the natural result, entire and speedy disgust, had ensued.

Adding to the mystery his friend is delayed from coming on board the day the ship was to depart. I love the way Poe takes the obvious and weaves a story around it. As someone that occasionally reads and frequently watches horror, I expected oblonnga to go in a different direction so I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. To ask other readers questions about The Oblong Boxplease sign up.

Our narrator is quite sure about the content of the box He’s surprised that his friend’s wife is ugly, w I really was frightfully disappointed in this perplexing tale. But the end truly made it even weirder. There is an hysterical laugh which will forever ring within my ears.

The Oblong Box

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Johns Hopkins University Press It went the way of Poe’s usual endings, but who would have it any other way. Though not one of Poe’s classics, it was, none the less a classic to me. The narrator learns that his old college friend Cornelius Wyatt is aboard with his wife and two sisters, though he has reserved three state-rooms.


Hardy explains that the box had, in fact, held the corpse of Wyatt’s recently deceased young wife. Aug 13, Safia Sabbagh rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. Retrieved from ” https: I’d love to do a study of the short stories of Poe.

It is gruesome, not because he describes all the gory details but because he leaves so much to your imagination. Wyatt returns to the ship, and ties himself to the box with a rope.

I just pitied the husband and thought the narrator was totally out of line for being such a rude and thoughtless little shit. Jun 27, Dawn Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: For several nights, the narrator witnesses his friend’s surprisingly unattractive wife leaving the state-room every night around 11 o’clock and going into the third state-room before returning first thing in the morning. Jul 29, Mary ellen rated it it was amazing.

Wonderfully-told tale that kept my interest, with a little bit of the “creepy factor.

He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles. Caha lovely Poe to enhance the spooky feelings of the month of Halloween. Other than the title, the two share little in common. Nov 02, Shelley rated it really liked it.