The house of usher

The House of Usher

by Edgar Allan Poe from The Fall of the House of Usher

“The Fall of the House of Usher” is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1839. Poe is considered a master of Gothic fiction, which centers on dark and terrifying stories. Poe focuses on psychological terror, as his characters often show madness. This passage is from the opening of “The Fall of the House of Usher.”