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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Return to Book Page. Kindle Edition20 pages. Published January 26th by Edgar Allan Poe first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I’m a huge fan of Poe!

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He was a magician. Natalie If you love Poe, I’m sure you’ll love this one. It seems to be one of his most popular.

Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. As in the tradition of Poe’s other Gothic and gory tales, this one takes the fear of death to new pfndulo. Poe tells the story of a man facing punishment during the Spanish Inquisition, a death like no other. At first, he’s strapped to a wooden table while a pendulum swings from above with a saw, getting lower and lower until it’s nearly about to start ripping into his flesh.

But the victim finds a way out But when he’s saved, he falls into the pit as the walls begin to close in on him. Once again, before he perishes, he is saved when the Inquisition is over. On the outskirts, it’s just a Gothic tale of a man afraid to die. Two horrific options nearly take his life, all the way messing with this mental state. Neither are a quick and painless death. Both will shock his body and render his mind afraid of life Poe’s saying a lot more here than what you read upon an initial viewing of this story.

As expected, the story takes you on the ride of your life. It’s a careful executed imagination that can find the right words and the perfect background to constantly jiggle the paranoia we all feel at some point in our lives. Certainly not the best of his short stories, it is a good one About Me For those new to me or my reviews I read A LOT.

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Thanks for stopping by. At the time when I first read it, torture was quite new to me; it might even be that this was actually the first story on the subject for me.

Repulsive – abhorrent – incomprehensible – was my reaction. Eegar this story it is the Spanish Inquisition, but of course torture has existed long before. And it still exists. And more and more, as it seems to me. Even after two world wars, countless other wars and civil wars, after Auschwitz, the Gulags, Srebrenica, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo to name but only a few.


Why are there people who torture their own kind and apparently find something like pleasure in it? At the very beginning they are mentioned briefly.

The reason for the fate of the tortured man remains in the dark, as does the motivation of the perpetrators. I also find that Poe made a tactical mistake by using a first-person narrative in the past tense.

It must be clear to the readers from the aklan that the narrator will survive, and the story loses a lot of suspension. A classic from Poe, not my favorite as there was no allan to the character ;oe his ability to think rationally and the tone of his fear. The Who, What and Why were not covered enough for me to care, pdndulo, still creepy. Me after I finished this: This was freaky scary.

A short story, written so eloquently and with suspense it felt a lot longer than it was. And so Poe pendul his theory of ascribing a belief in the truth of a tale of invention for its alan, or not. I agree with his logic, allsn not his sentiment. The verisimilitude of some of his tales – so close to 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.

The verisimilitude of some of his tales – so close to common cruelty – neither interest me nor incline me to want more. It is the fantasy which conjures a powerful atmosphere – such as The Tell-Tale Heart – which absorbs; the story of common cruelty repels.

Poe – often repeating a formula, of his victims either being suddenly saved or of his murderers suddenly incriminating themselves – can alpan at times highly articulate of mood and atmosphere, and at others simply verbose. But some are simply obscene, The Black Cat being a dark example. The violence of cruelty in The Black Cat is simply unacceptable, whereas the evocation of the frozen shadow in The Tell-Tale Heart a hint of Nosferatuis pure spine-chilling horror.

There are t to one’s acceptance of story as fantasy, or a litany of pure evil. I had to read these and other tales for uni. I now read them with a mingling of terrible willingness penduulo the anticipation of dark comic farce.

I think the man – as with most of his violent criminals – was somewhat mad. To prevent my likewise demise, I must take a break.

So now for the last of my series read 4 of reviews on Edgar Allan Poe. So now we are given in this story not a supernatural evil as in “House of Usher”, nor is it the evil of an individual as in “The Cask of Amontillado” or “The TaleTell Heart” this time it is a faceless organization the Spanish Inquisition and by proxy the Catholic Church. This book I think was the easiest and most straight forward to understand and in turn the least suspenseful.


Now I don’t mean to say there is no drama or So now for the last of my series read 4 of reviews on Edgar Allan Poe. Now I don’t mean to say there is no drama or suspense but because we seem to know so obviously what is happening even without the obvious reveal in the end it does not reach out and grab like the other stories which is why it does not generate as great in effect with me as the other Poe books I reviewed which is why I will probably review one more “bonus” book just for kicks.

Jan 21, Daniela M. Vamos por el siguiente Creepy and evocative story of a man condemned to death in a dungeon.

El Pozo y el Péndulo

Poe had me gripped until the deux ex machina ending: Great writing but it’s hard for me to read about torture. Use of senses, such as sound and sight to generate the sense of horror instead of the strict use of the supernatural. The story is set both inside and outside of historical context. At the most simple level: The Spanish Inquisition did happen. They tended to use fire, not a pit and a pendulum.

The taking the story outside of historical e the first-time reader to having expectations, Poe Use of senses, such as sound and sight to pooe the sense of horror instead of the strict use of the supernatural. The taking the story outside of historical prevents the first-time reader to having expectations, Poe can do with his audience as he will.

I entered a alla where I briefly “met” the narrator.

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I felt that Poe’s writing created an interesting setting. I liked how at the end, the story was still shrouded in mystery. I enjoy it when I am asking questions, and pondering the world after I finished a book. The Pit and the Pendulum was such a short story, but Edgar Allan Poe wrote it in such a well- rounded way. I look forward to reading more of his tales and poems. What’s stopping this from getting 4 stars is the end. I just don’t know enough about the Inquisition perhaps.

El Pozo y El Pendulo by Edgar Allan Poe

I thought the play on emotions was not problematic at all — in fact, it was a good way for Poe to make his horror timeless. People don’t like the dark, they don’t like huge blades, and they tend to not like pits of fire.

But, although I read this thing in a flash and was incredibly curious what happened to him I don’t get it! Personal Response- I enjoyed the short story because I felt that it did a good job describing the torture that was taking place. Something I did not enjoy, was that something that at some points, it was hard to understand what was going on.

It was also hard to understand the plot due to the complex vocabulary. All in all, I thought it was a good story.