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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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 Oblong 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 ooblonga the foreboding atmosphere of horror, this felt more inquisitive.

I chuckled excessively when I thought of my acumen. Aug 17, Adam Sprague rated it liked it.

In the beginning I thought that this would be a detective story, something like the Dupin’ stories but it wasn’t.

I did guess the mystery though I didn’t figure out every detail. As someone that occasionally reads and frequently watches horror, I expected it to go in a different direction obloga I was pleasantly surprised by the ending.

What an interesting little tale ob,onga was! To ask other readers questions about The Oblong Boxplease sign up. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Oct 26, Sara rated it really liked it Recommended to Sara by: I really was frightfully disappointed in this perplexing tale. Open Preview See a Problem? Trivia About The Oblong Box. While she is gone, the narrator believes he hears his friend opening the box and sobbing, which he attributes to “artistic enthusiasm”.


Wyatt returns to the ship, and ties himself to the box with a rope. Escape from the damaged ship is made via lifeboatbut Wyatt refuses to part with the box. For more information, please see http: What can I say? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

It is available at archive. Even though this one is predictable, I still enjoyed it. A Prose Poem POE fooled me on this one!

The Oblong Box (short story)

Predictable and somewhat interesting, but not that great. Adding to the mystery his friend is delayed from coming on board the day the ship was to depart. The oblohga opens with the unnamed narrator recounting a summer sea voyage from Charleston, South Carolina to New York City aboard the ship Independence.

Oct 22, Carol rated it really liked it Shelves: At first it seemed like a detective story with a touch of supernatural.

The Oblong Box (short story) – Wikipedia

Wonderfully-told tale that kept my interest, with a little bit of the “creepy factor. This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat 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! He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles. Small,interesting and thrilling,I recommend this story to everyone.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. My conclusion, cqja 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, had ensued.

Not a bad story, not as caha at The Cask of Amontillado or as enjoyable as some of Poe’s poetry, but it was good. A lovely Poe to enhance the spooky feelings of the month of Halloween. A man lets his curiosity get the better of him when a good friend of his books three, two people staterooms for edgaar party of four on a cruise, for himself and his wife and his two sisters. After conjecturing the extra room was for a servant or extra baggage, he learns his friend has brought on board an oblong pine box: