The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher

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The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

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1839

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The Fall of the House of Usher

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ly the real aspect of the building. Its principal feature seemed to be that of an excessive antiquity. The discoloration of ages had been great. Minute fungi overspread the whole exterior, hanging in a fine tangled web-work from the eaves. Yet all this was apart from any extraordinary dilapidation. No portion of the masonry had fallen; and there appeared to be a wild inconsistency between its still perfect adaptation of parts, and the crumbling condition of the individual stones. In this there was much that reminded me of the specious totality of old wood-work which has rotted for long years in some neglected vault, with no disturbance from the breath of the external air. Beyond this indication of extensive decay, however, the fabric gave little token of instability. Perhaps the eye of a scrutinizing observer might have discovered a barely perceptible fissure, which, extending from the roof of the building in front, made its way down the wall in a zigzag direction, until it became lost in the sullen waters of

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A very short story, which ends just when it is getting interesting. You'll need a dictionary for some of the words. It sort of builds up to a climax, then stops, with no explaination, but it's well worth reading if you have 5 minutes to spare.
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