Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, – October 7, ) was an American author and poet; his short stories include “The Fall. Buy El Barril De Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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Montresor knows Fortunato will not be able to resist demonstrating his discerning palate for wine and will insist that he taste the amontillado rather than Luchesi who, as he claims, “cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry”. The Cask of Amontillado. Terror of the Soul”.

Additional scrutiny into the vague injuries and insults may have to do with a simple matter of Montresor’s pride and not any specific words from Fortunato.

Poe may have made wl promise to join the movement in after a bout of drinking with the hopes of gaining a political appointment. Allen, a fellow West Point student during Poe’s time there. When they come to a nicheMontresor tells his victim that the Amontillado is within. This parody of Poe was depicted as a drunkard, liar, and an abusive lover.

Montresor even imparts this blame to Fortunato when he states, “You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy, as once I was”.

Montresor lures Fortunato into a private wine-tasting excursion by telling him he has obtained a pipe about gallons, [1] litres of what he believes to be a rare vintage of Amontillado. He claims that he feels sick at heart, but dismisses this reaction as an effect of the dampness of the catacombs.


University of Illinois Press, Poe wrote his tale, however, as a response to his personal rival Thomas Dunn English. University of Notre Dame Press. This source has been identified as Robert T. Immurementa form of imprisonment, usually for life, in which a person is placed within an enclosed space with no exit, is featured in other works by Poe, including ” The Fall of the House of Usher “, ” The Premature Burial “, ” The Black Cat “, and ” Berenice “.

Although the subject matter of Poe’s story is a murder, “The Cask of Amontilladk is not a tale of detection like ” The Murders in the Rue Morgue ” or ” The Purloined Amontilldo “; there is no investigation of Montresor’s crime and the criminal himself explains how he committed the murder.

Poe and English had several confrontations, usually revolving around literary caricatures of one another. Penn State University Press. Poe responded with “The Cask of Amontillado”, using very specific references to English’s novel. Retrieved 20 June Ingram wrote to Sarah Helen Whitman that someone named “Allen” said that Poe worked “in the brickyard ‘late in the fall of ‘”.

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Montresor warns Fortunato, who has a bad cough, of the dampness, and suggests they go back, but Fortunato insists on continuing, claiming that he “shall not die of a cough”. In Poe’s story, for example, Fortunato makes reference to the secret society of Masonssimilar to the secret society inand even makes a gesture similar to one portrayed in it was a signal of distress.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. At one point, Fortunato makes an elaborate, grotesque gesture with an upraised wine bottle. Without a detective in the story, it is up to the reader to solve the mystery. Before placing the last stone, he drops a burning torch through the gap. An apocryphal legend holds that the inspiration for “The Cask of Amontillado” came from a story Poe had heard at Castle Island South BostonMassachusettswhen he was a private stationed at Fort Independence in Moffitt Cecil of Texas Christian University argues that his actions in the story make that assumption questionable.


In fact, much of the scene of “The Amontullado of Amontillado” comes from a scene in that takes place in a subterranean vault. Fortunato then screams for help, but Montresor mocks his cries, knowing nobody can hear them.

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Archived from the original on Retrieved from ” https: It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong”. Many commentators conclude that, lacking significant reason, Montresor must be insanethough even this is questionable because of the intricate details of the plot. Poe may have known bricklaying through personal experience. There is indication that Montresor blames his unhappiness and loss of respect and dignity within society on Fortunato.