The Black Cat and Other Stories by David WharryEdgar Allen Poe weaves words until they coil around you without observation that you are under his spell. This short story is a read now one from the Goodreads free ebook section and one I had not read before even though a long term fan of Poe.
Somewhat darker than some of his tales, this one is quite graphic and disturbing and if you are an animal lover some scenes may disturb (they did me). We experience the descent of a mind, the changing of a mans heart. A house full of loved pets becomes a torment too much too bear.
Such a clever story, but unnerving and uneasy to read. Even so, we are mesmerised by Poes way with words, almost poetic in their nature. Its a very short but intense story ideal to be read at night, by candlelight, under a full moon.
The ending I found to be excellent, unexpected and victorious.
As for the cat? Well to quote from another of Poes works, we shall never know - Nevermore, Nevermore.
Hiss, Spit, Purr, Meow.
4 paw print stars from Booklover Catlady for this dark and interesting tale from one of the true masters of early horror, suspense, dark writings.
The Black Cat
It was broadcast on Showtime on January 19, The DVD was released on July 17, The story has the great horror author Edgar Allan Poe Jeffrey Combs suffering from writer's block and short on cash, tormented by a black cat that will either destroy his life or inspire him to write one of his most famous stories. The story of the same name by Poe is woven in with fictional happenings and details from his life. The episode's opening credits after the series' credits feature several of Irish artist Harry Clarke 's celebrated early 20th-century illustrations for Poe's stories. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article does not cite any sources.
Poe Jeffrey Combs is a writing slump which means that he is also in a finance slump. All of the stress that the circumstances of his life have created is then topped off with the fact that Mr. Poe is an alcoholic. While trying to write a story for a local publication, he becomes increasingly obsessed with the annoyances of the family cat. What follows is a story of murder, intrigue, and insanity that reaches a crescendo of mass proportion. Thoughts: Wonderful, fantastic, marvelous and all of the other civilized words of adornment should be applied when describing The Black Cat.
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Sign in. Breakout star Erin Moriarty of " The Boys " shouts out her real-life super squad of actors. Watch now. Title: The Black Cat 19 Jan The Black Cat, set in Philadelphia, has the great writer Edgar Allan Poe, struggling with alcoholism, writers block, as well as being out of ideas, short on cash, and tormented by his wife Virginia's black cat that will either destroy his life or inspire him to write one of his most famous stories. Written by masters of horror.
The Black Cat, set in Philadelphia, has the great writer Edgar Allan Poe, struggling with alcoholism, writers block, as well as being out of ideas, short on cash, and tormented by his wife Virginia's black cat that will either destroy his life or inspire him to write one of his most famous stories. Along with H. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe is the primary literary influence and inspiration upon the work of Stuart Gordon. Of all of the many films which did not or have not yet come to pass, the filmed or staged-for-cinema version of Nevermore is one that makes me among the saddest. The reason being is that The Black Cat exists and I have….