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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The narrator notes its peculiar shape and an especially odd odor coming from it. I just loved the story.! Don’t think I had ever read this one before and I was wondering right up to the reveal. It is available at archive. Views Read Edit View history. Poe has such a way with the twisted material he writes. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

He immediately jumps to the conclusion that his friend has bought a priceless painting and determines to find out View all 6 comments. Retrieved from ” https: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Captain Hardy had arranged, then, to register the box merely as oglonga.

The Oblong Box (short story)

For more information, please see http: Hardy explains that the box had, in fact, held the corpse of Wyatt’s recently deceased young wife. As the Independence passes Cape Hatteras it is caught in a terrible hurricane. He’s surprised that his friend’s wife is ugly, w I really was frightfully disappointed in this perplexing tale. The Johns Hopkins University Press By using this site, you agree to cajaa Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Books by Edgar Allan Poe. I have yet to find a Poe story that I do not enjoy – once, twice or even more.

While on 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 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 “.

Andrei Tamas, 25 ianuarie I am sure I would have enjoyed this story so much more if the narrator hadn’t sounded like he was lecturing instead of reading an Edgar Allan Poe short story. I mean, hello, as soon as he mentioned the dimensions of the box, it was pretty clear it was essentially a casket.

Other than the title, the two share little in common. Jul 29, Mary ellen rated it it was amazing. Mournful and Never-Ending Remembrance. Small,interesting and thrilling,I recommend this story to everyone. 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 ppoe morning.

A man lets his curiosity get the better of him when a good friend of his books three, two people staterooms for a party of four on a cruise, for himself and his wife and his two sisters. Our narrator is quite sure about the content of the box After conjecturing the extra room was for a servant or extra baggage, he learns his friend has brought on board an oblong pine box. Aug oblongz, Adam Sprague rated it liked it. The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead.


And I’ll never understand people sacrificing their own lives for dead bodies. I wonder if there is an on-line class for that?

Edgar Allan Poe era un maestro del relato, y la caja oblonga es un gran ejemplo de ello. Predictable and somewhat interesting, but not that great. 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. This is the Poe of legend. I did guess the mystery though I didn’t figure out every detail.