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'''''The Black Cat''''' is a short story written by [[Edgar Allen Poe]] and published in 1943. It has a similar plot to [[The Tell-Tale Heart]] which was written just a few months earlier. It's about a man who loves animals, but, after becoming an alcoholic, begins hating them.
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'''''The Black Cat''''' is a short story written by [[Edgar Allan Poe]] and published in 1943. It has a plot similar to ''[[The Tell-Tale Heart]]'' which was written just a few months earlier. It's about a man who loves animals, but, after becoming an alcoholic, begins hating them, and even becomes sadistic toward them.
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I read this story as part of a Poe compilation in order to better acquaint myself with his work. I didn't care much for it.
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==Status==
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I don not own this story, but have listened to an audio book recording.
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
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{{Spoilers}}
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===Good===
 
===Good===
 
* Nothing.
 
* Nothing.
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
* I know that alcoholism tends to change a person's outlook on life, but I doubt that it would change an animal lover into one who enjoys killing them.
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* I know that alcoholism tends to change a person's outlook on life, but I doubt that it would change an animal lover into one who delights in killing them.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
* I'm fine with a story having a moral, I don't like them ham-fisted. This story basically says, if you drink too much you will purposely murder anyone and anything you love, and delight in how well you'll be able to hide their corpses.
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* I'm fine with a story having a moral, but I don't like them to be ham-fisted. This story basically says, if you drink too much you will purposely murder anyone and anything you love, and pride yourself in how well you'll be able to hide their corpses.
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==Gallery==
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Black Cat, The - Unknown.jpg|Unknown artist.
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Black Cat, The - Abigail Larson.jpg|Illustration by Abigail Larson.
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</gallery>
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Cat_(short_story) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Cat_(short_story)] - Wikipedia.
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{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Cat_(short_story)}}
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{{Link|GoodReads|https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/391724.The_Black_Cat}}
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{{Link|ProjectGutenberg|https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2148}}
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{{Link|LibriVox|https://librivox.org/horror-story-collection-005}}
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* [https://poestories.com/read/blackcat poestories.com/read/blackcat] - Complete text.
 
* [https://poestories.com/read/blackcat poestories.com/read/blackcat] - Complete text.
  
  
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Revision as of 10:08, 11 November 2019

The complete text.

The Black Cat is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and published in 1943. It has a plot similar to The Tell-Tale Heart which was written just a few months earlier. It's about a man who loves animals, but, after becoming an alcoholic, begins hating them, and even becomes sadistic toward them.

I read this story as part of a Poe compilation in order to better acquaint myself with his work. I didn't care much for it.

Status

I don not own this story, but have listened to an audio book recording.

Review

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • Nothing.

Bad

  • I know that alcoholism tends to change a person's outlook on life, but I doubt that it would change an animal lover into one who delights in killing them.

Ugly

  • I'm fine with a story having a moral, but I don't like them to be ham-fisted. This story basically says, if you drink too much you will purposely murder anyone and anything you love, and pride yourself in how well you'll be able to hide their corpses.

Gallery

Links

Link-Wikipedia.png  Link-GoodReads.png  Link-ProjectGutenberg.png  Link-LibriVox.png