Halloween Reading—Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”


I was reminded of this story after finding it in a book my daughter took down from the library shelf at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. I first read it as a 7th-grader and we were quizzed on uses of irony in it. Montresor buries his former friend Fortunato alive for some unmentioned insults. It’s absolutely horrifying. Here it is in its entirety.


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