Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, In , he enlisted in the United States Army and his first collection of poems. La Caja Oblonga – Coleccin de Clsicos de La Literatura Estadounidense ” Carrascalejo de La Jara” (Spanish, Electronic book text) / Author: Edgar Allan Poe. La caja oblonga (eBook): Edgar Allan Poe: social-drm.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for caha us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The narrator of The Oblong Box, while on a packet-ship journey from Charleston, South Carolina, to New York City, becomes unusually curious about an oblong pine box that is kept in the state room of an old school acquaintance, Cornelius Wyatt Published first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To fe other readers questions about The Oblong Boxplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Oct 22, Carol rated it really liked it Shelves: POE fooled me on this one! View all 5 comments. Oct 26, Sara rated it really liked it Recommended to Sara by: A lovely Poe to enhance the spooky feelings of the month of Halloween.

Don’t think I had ever read this one before and I was wondering right up to acja reveal. It went the way of Poe’s usual endings, but who would have it any other way. Thanks to Carol for steering me to this one.

A passenger on a summer voyage to New York is curious about an artist, his new wife and his luggage. Read by James Aubrey. Jun 21, Exina rated it liked alllan Shelves: Our narrator is quite sure about the content of the box This point, therefore, I considered as sufficiently settled. I chuckled excessively when I thought of my acumen. The mystery is pretty obvious from the beginning, bu 3. The mystery allaj pretty obvious from the beginning, but the narration is brilliant and very entertaining.

My conclusion, from what I saw and heard, was, that, the artist, by some unaccountable freak of fate, or perhaps in some fit of enthusiastic and fanciful passion, had been induced to unite himself with a person altogether beneath him, and that the natural result, entire and speedy disgust, alllan ensued.

I pitied him from the bottom of my heart… Originally posted on my blog on June 21, View all 6 comments. Dec 19, Tayler Steele rated it ed liked it Shelves: This story didn’t seem like it followed the usual line of Poe; instead ,a the foreboding atmosphere of horror, this felt more inquisitive. I figured out by the aolan of the story what was in the oblong box, but I wasn’t filled with horror like I have been with Poe’s other stories I’ve read so far.


I just pitied the husband and thought the narrator was totally out of line for being such a rude and thoughtless little shit.

I mean, hello, as soon as edgsr mentioned the dimensions of the box, it was p This story didn’t seem like it followed the usual line of Poe; instead of the foreboding atmosphere of horror, this felt more inquisitive.

I mean, hello, as soon as he mentioned the dimensions of the box, it was pretty clear it was essentially a casket. But, this is Poe, so the reader expected it, whereas the character probably wouldn’t expect something so grotesque. Andrei Tamas, 25 ianuarie Mar 19, Fernando rated it it was amazing. Mar 22, Laura rated it liked it Recommended to Laura by: Jun 27, Dawn Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: I am sure I would have enjoyed this story so much more if the narrator hadn’t sounded like he was lecturing instead of reading an Edgar Allan Poe short story.

But the end truly made it even weirder. I am so glad that I didn’t have to live in Mr. Jul 05, Tweety rated it liked it Shelves: What an interesting little tale this was! A man lets his curiosity get the better of him when a good friend of his books three, two people staterooms for a party of four on a cruise, for himself and his wife and his two sisters.

Adding to the mystery his friend is delayed from coming on board the day the ship was to depart. When they finally do depart, his friend brings on board an oblong box six feet long and two and a half feet wide. He immediately jumps to the conclusion that his friend has b What an interesting little tale this was!

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He immediately jumps to the conclusion that his friend has bought a priceless painting and determines to find out Not a bad story, not as creepy at The Cask of Amontillado or as enjoyable as some of Poe’s poetry, but it was good. I did guess the mystery though I didn’t figure out every detail. Aug 17, Adam Sprague rated it liked it. Predictable and somewhat interesting, but not that great.

Nov 24, Lou rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lblonga the beginning I thought that this would be a detective story, something like the Dupin’ stories but it wasn’t. I loved the narration and of course, how it ends. Jul 29, Mary ellen rated it it was amazing. Though not one of Poe’s classics, it was, none the less a classic to me. I love the way Poe takes the obvious and weaves a story around it.

I have yet to find a Poe story that I do not enjoy – once, twice or even more. I’d love to do a study of the short stories of Poe. I wonder if there is an on-line class for that? Nov 02, Shelley rated it really liked it. Even though this one is predictable, I still enjoyed it. Poe has such a way with the twisted material he writes.

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It is gruesome, not because he describes all the gory details but because he leaves so much to your imagination. Apr 30, Marts Thinker rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: While on the vessel ‘Independence’ the narrator meets his friend Wyatt travelling to New York edggar his sisters and ‘wife’, his friend also has as baggage a strange evgar box’ which the narrator thinks contains some valuable art piece View all 3 comments.


Jun 16, Viji Bookish endeavors rated it it was amazing Shelves: I just loved the story.! At first it seemed like a detective story with a touch of supernatural. But it turned out to be of a completely different type.

The Oblong Box by Edgar Allan Poe

Small,interesting and thrilling,I recommend this story to everyone. Jul 18, Cassie rated it liked it Shelves: What can I say? The tale is centered around a mysterious box and a sea travel. The story opens with the unnamed narrator recounting a summer sea voyage from Charleston, South Oblongs to New York City aboard the ship Independence.

The narrator learns that his old college friend Cornelius Wyatt is aboard with his wife and two sisters, though he has reserved three state-rooms. After conjecturing the extra room was for a servant or extra baggage, he learns lx friend has brought on board an oblong pine box. The narrator notes its peculiar shape and an especially odd odor coming from it. The box, the narrator is surprised to learn, shares the state-room with Wyatt and his wife, while the second room is shared by the two sisters.

Jun 18, Natalie rated it liked it Shelves: I really was frightfully disappointed in this perplexing tale. I was dreaming of view spoiler [bloodsucking vampires hide spoiler ]but I should’ve known that would be far too adventurous for Poe. For the most part, Poe’s stories are about psychological disturbances and horrors, which I can respect. The mind usually creates far more terrifying scenarios than real life.

At least in my own experience. Our narrator meets an old friend on a voyage.

He’s surprised that his friend’s wife is ugly, w I really was frightfully disappointed in this perplexing tale. He’s surprised that his friend’s wife is ugly, when she was supposed to be pretty.

If not positively ugly, she was not, I think, very far from it. He’s also baffled by a mysterious oblong box that his friend obsesses over. Poe’s stories are so filled with view spoiler [besotten chaps, that I really should’ve predicted where this tale was headed, but gosh darn’t, I wanted some dang vampires! That’s way more exciting than some guy carting his dead wife back home.