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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The mystery is pretty obvious from the beginning, but the narration is brilliant and very entertaining. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mournful and Never-Ending Remembrance. About a month after the incident, the narrator happens to meet the captain. It is available at Archive.

The Oblong Box (short story)

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. Hardy explains that the box had, in fact, held cwja corpse of Wyatt’s recently deceased young wife. Edgar was the second of three children. Our narrator meets an old friend on a voyage. The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, This point, therefore, I considered as sufficiently settled.

Though not one of Poe’s classics, it was, none the less a classic to me.

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And I’ll never understand people sacrificing their own lives for dead bodies. Edgar Allan Poe era un maestro del relato, y la caja oblonga es un gran ejemplo de ello.

Oct 26, Sara rated it really liked it Recommended por Sara by: View all 3 comments. Jun 18, Natalie rated it liked it Shelves: The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead.


Poe has such a way with the twisted material he writes. If not positively ugly, she was not, I think, very far from it. Even so, he presumes his friend has acquired an especially valuable copy of The Last Supper.

Apr 30, Marts Thinker rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I was dreaming of view spoiler [bloodsucking vampires hide spoiler ]but I should’ve known that would be far too adventurous for Poe. While she is gone, the narrator believes he hears his friend opening the box and sobbing, which he attributes to “artistic enthusiasm”. Edgar Allan Poe Revisited.

La caja oblonga

He issues an emotional plea to Captain Hardy but is denied. After conjecturing the extra room was for a servant or extra baggage, he learns his friend has brought on board an oblong pine box: I mean, hello, as soon as he 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.

The narrator notes its peculiar shape and an especially odd odor coming from it. Jul 18, Cassie rated it liked it Shelves: Nov 24, Lou rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 21, Exina rated it liked it Shelves: As passage was already registered with Wyatt and his wife, so as not to arouse suspicion, a maid posed as the wife.

The tale is centered around a mysterious box and a sea travel. Don’t think I had ever read this one before and I was wondering right up to the reveal. Trivia About The Oblong Box. But the end truly made it even weirder.


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Refresh and try again. He’s surprised that his friend’s wife is ugly, when she was supposed to be pretty. He’s also baffled by a mysterious oblong box that his friend obsesses over. For more information, please see http: I’d love to do a study of the short stories of Poe.

In the beginning I thought that this would be a detective story, something like the Dupin’ wllan but it wasn’t. Jan 17, Alejandra Sandoval rated it really liked it. Escape from the damaged ship is made via lifeboatbut Wyatt refuses to part with the box. He immediately jumps to the conclusion that his friend has bought a priceless painting and determines to find out He had intended to return the body to her mother but bringing a corpse on board would have caused panic among allxn passengers.

This is the Poe of legend.

I just pitied the husband and thought the narrator was totally out of line for being such a rude and thoughtless little shit. Jul 29, Mary ellen rated it it was amazing.

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