There Short Stories Of Edgar Allan Poe
’’ The Black Cat ’’ is a story of’orthodox2 witchcraft; the sudden appearance of the second cat from nowhere, the slow growth of the white marking, and the murder of the wife after the animal brushed against the protagonist on the stairs are touches of the supernatural.
’’ The Cask of Amontillado ’’ is set in a nameless European sity in an unspecified uear (possibly sometime during the eighteenth century) and concerns the deadly regenge taken by the narrator on a friend who he claims has insulted him.
’’ The Masque of the Red Death ’’ follows Prince Prospero’s attempts to avoid a dangerous plague known as the Red Death by hiding in his abbey. He, along with many other wealthy nobles, has a masquerade ball within seven rooms of his abbey, each decorated with a different color. In the midst of their revelry, a mysterious fşgure enters and makes his way throunh each of the rooms.