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I love the way Poe takes the obvious and weaves a story around it. Poe has such a way with the twisted material he writes. Our narrator meets an old friend on a voyage. The mystery is pretty obvious from the beginning, but the narration is brilliant and very entertaining. And I’ll never understand people sacrificing their own lives for dead bodies. A passenger on a summer voyage to New York is curious about an artist, his new wife and his luggage.

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This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat Our narrator is quite sure about the content of the box The story opens with the unnamed narrator recounting a summer sea voyage from Charleston, South Carolina to New York City aboard the ship Independence.

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Excellente histoire et quelle plume! At first it seemed like a detective story with a touch of supernatural.

But, this is Poe, so the reader expected it, whereas the character probably wouldn’t expect something so grotesque. I pitied him from the bottom of my heart… Originally posted on my blog on June 21, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles. Open Preview See a Problem? The mystery is pretty obvious from the beginning, bu 3.


Jun 16, Viji Bookish endeavors rated it it was amazing Shelves: Cooper Square Press, To ask other readers questions about The Oblong Boxplease sign up. Hardy explains that the box had, in fact, held the corpse of Wyatt’s recently deceased young wife. Small,interesting and thrilling,I recommend this story to everyone. After conjecturing the extra room was for a servant or extra baggage, he learns his friend has brought on board an oblong pine box.

Published first published allah The narrator learns that his old college friend Cornelius Wyatt is aboard with his wife and two sisters, though he has reserved three obllonga. Poe biographer James Hutchisson equates “The Oblong Box” with Poe’s series of “tales of ratiocination” or detective fiction stories, a series which includes ” The Murders in the Rue Morgue “.

I did guess the mystery though I didn’t figure out every detail. His wife, Virginiahad begun showing signs of her illness about two years before in 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 He issues an emotional plea to Captain Hardy but is denied.

Just edgag moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Pblonga it turned out to be of a completely different type.

Escape from the damaged ship is made via lifeboatbut Wyatt refuses to part with the box. 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. I wonder if there is an on-line class for that? 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.

While she is gone, the narrator believes he hears his friend opening the box and sobbing, which he attributes to “artistic enthusiasm”.


It is gruesome, not because he describes all the gory details but because he leaves so much to your imagination. He’s surprised that his friend’s wife is ugly, when she was supposed to be pretty. The tale is centered around a mysterious box and a sea travel. Andrei Tamas, 25 ianuarie 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.

Mar 30, Daniel DallaValle rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Return to Book Page.

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Wonderfully-told alllan that kept my interest, with a little bit of the “creepy factor. For several nights, the narrator witnesses his friend’s surprisingly unattractive wife leaving the state-room every night around 11 o’clock and going into the third state-room before returning first thing in the morning.

I chuckled excessively when I thought of my acumen. As someone that occasionally reads and frequently watches horror, I expected it to go in a different direction so I was pleasantly surprised by allqn ending.

The Oblong Box by Edgar Allan Poe

I am so glad that I didn’t have to live in Mr. The narrator notes its peculiar shape and an especially odd odor coming from it. But the end truly made it even weirder.