Quotes from The Pit and the Pendulum (University Study Edition)

Edgar Allan Poe ·  44 pages

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“...the agony of my soul found vent in one loud, long and final scream of despair.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from The Pit and the Pendulum (University Study Edition)


“I call to mind flatness and dampness; and then all is madness - the madness of a memory which busies itself among forbidden things.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from The Pit and the Pendulum (University Study Edition)


“In the deepest slumber-no! In delirium-no! In a swoon-no! In death-no! even in the grave all is not lost.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from The Pit and the Pendulum (University Study Edition)


“And then there stole into my fancy, like a rich musical note, the thought of what sweet rest there must be in the grave.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from The Pit and the Pendulum (University Study Edition)


“I could have clasped the red walls to my bosom as a garment of eternal peace. "Death," I said, "any death but that of the pit!" Fool! might I have not known that into the pit it was the object of the burning iron to urge me?”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from The Pit and the Pendulum (University Study Edition)


“No es que me atemorizara mirar cosas horribles, sino que me aterraba la idea de no ver nada.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from The Pit and the Pendulum (University Study Edition)


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Edgar Allan Poe
Born place: in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
Born date January 19, 1809
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