Title: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
Date Read: 05 October 2008
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Briefly: A dark tale about the murder of an old man.
Afterthoughts: I absolutely loved this short story – Edgar Allen Poe at his best (and darkest). I didn’t think it possible to build tension and suspense in a work so short, but Poe achieves it triumphantly.
Notable Quote: “In the enthusiasm of my confidence, I brought chairs into the room, and desired them here to rest from their fatigues, while I myself, in the wild audacity of my perfect triumph, placed my own seat upon the very spot beneath which reposed the corpse of the victim .”
*Story read as part of my 100 Shots of Short reading challenge.