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Edgar Allan Poe
28 pages (Winter 2007); 685KB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00070
Poe's short story, "The Premature Burial," first appeared in 1844. In this tale, the narrator, who suffers from a disorder in which he frequently becomes catatonic, is obsessed with and fearful of being buried alive. He relates several tales of people prematurely interred and explains the precautions he has taken to avoid such a fate. But to what end?