The Pit and the Pendulum quiz: 10 questions by Sooners
Christopher Lee reads Edgar Allan Poe - 3: The Pit and the Pendulum
The Pit And The Pendulum Quiz
When they unbind him, they allow him to sit while robed judges sentence him to death. In the apartment where he sits, the slight movement of the black draperies unnerves him, but seven burning candles hearten him, like rescuing angels, until nausea overcomes him as he realizes the hopelessness of his predicament. He had passed out, he says. When he awakens, he remembers that tall figures had carried him down to a place of flatness, dampness, and madness. He is lying on his back in darkness, wondering where he is—in a dungeon to await public execution? On the very day of his trial, an execution had taken place.
Poe's Short Stories
The Pit and The Pendulum Quiz. - The Pit and the Pendulum is one of Edgar Allan Poe 's best known gothic tales, offering plenty of literary allusions and a particularly graphic narrative.
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