THE GOLD-BUG & OTHER TALES
Where detective fiction, short stories, and science fiction meet
Recommended in Program(s): Challenge I
From The Gold-Bug and Other Tales, Challenge I students read Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Pit and the Pendulum.” This masterfully chilling, densely imaginative tale takes place during the Spanish Inquisition, following the experience of a man imprisoned in darkness. Students encounter not only dark, brilliant writing, but also questions of truth, human nature, and the deceit of senses.
- 121 pages ("The Pit and the Pendulum" is 12 pages)
- © 2015