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The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum


by Edgar Allan Poe

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  1. Poe Biography
    Poe was one troubled guy. So troubled, in fact, that rumors about the cause of his death are still in dispute. Put all the stories to rest once and for all with Shmoop's guide to the man himself—troubles and all.

  2. "The Tell-Tale Heart"
    Can't get enough horror, murder, and intrigue? Then check out another famous Poe tale Shmoop style. And if you're teaching a whole unit on Poe, we've got a ton more where this one came from.


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