The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado

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"The Cask of Amontillado" (sometimes spelled "The Casque of Amontillado") is a short story, written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book.

The story is set in a nameless Italian city in an unspecified year (possibly sometime during the eighteenth century) and concerns the deadly revenge taken by the narrator on a friend who he claims has insulted him. Like several of Poe's stories, and in keeping with the 19th-century… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1846

Word count: 2,295 words (≈ 9 minutes)


Copyright: Public Domain

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