“You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: The Fall of the House of Usher Author: Edgar Allan Poe Posting Date: December 15, 2010 [EBook #932] Release Date: June, 1997 Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER *** Produced by Levent Kurnaz and Jose Menendez
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER BY EDGAR ALLAN POE Son cœur est un luth suspendu; Sitôt qu'on le touche il résonne.
De Béranger. DURING the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country, and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher.
I know not how it was—but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit. I say insufferable; for the feeling was unrelieved by any of that half-pleasurable, because poetic, sentiment, with which the mind usually receives even the sternest natural images of the desolate or terrible.”