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This award-winning collection of adapted classic literature and original stories develops reading skills for low-beginning through advanced students. Accessible language and carefully controlled vocabulary build students' reading confidence. Introductions at the beginning of each story, illustrations throughout, and glossaries help build comprehension. Before, during, andThis award-winning collection of adapted classic literature and original stories develops reading skills for low-beginning through advanced students. Accessible language and carefully controlled vocabulary build students' reading confidence. Introductions at the beginning of each story, illustrations throughout, and glossaries help build comprehension. Before, during, and after reading activities included in the back of each book strengthen student comprehension. Audio versions of selected titles provide great models of intonation and pronunciation of difficult words....

Title : The Pit and the Pendulum and Other Stories
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ISBN : 9780670887255
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 164 Pages
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The Pit and the Pendulum and Other Stories Reviews

  • Manuela Cavallaro
    2019-03-12 09:45

    Ottima raccolta che ci fa immergere nelle pozze più profonde e stagnanti dell'animo umano. La crudeltà e il senso di colpa sono temi portanti, ma non a scopo didattico. Non c'è, infatti, neanche la parvenza di moralità in ogni racconto, nessuna giustificazione. La cattiveria umana è del tutto gratuita e immotivata...ed è proprio questa la parte più agghiacciante! Non do 5/5 perché non tutti i racconti sono dello stesso livello.

  • Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh
    2019-02-23 09:33

    Preferring to retain my childhood memory of enthralled terror I refuse to re-read this. As a little girl my parents gave me a boxed set of classics for Christmas one year, Heidi, Black Beauty, books of that ilk, can't remember the others but I sure remember this one! They were bound in what appeared to be red leather & gold embossed, I felt very privileged & grown up. Honestly, I don't believe I'll ever be as thrilled with any gift again. I was very young, perhaps 10 or 11 at the time. Had they known what a terrifying horror story this was I don't believe they'd have allowed me to read it, which just made it all the more delicious.

  • Jana
    2019-03-01 08:43

    Napostá klasika a záruka kvality.

  • Lanika
    2019-03-20 11:44

    By impulse I just grabbed it while I was looking for another book at the library, and so didn't realise that it had amended vocab. I just wanted something dark and spooky, nothing fits the weird end of semester/start of holidays mood like stories about being buried alive.

  • Peter Labrow
    2019-02-25 10:42

    I don’t often listen to audiobooks – I hate abridged content with a vengeance and I find that narrators want to showcase themselves and not the story. Not so with this audiobook.And Poe – goodness, that’s hallowed ground. Poe is one of my favourite authors and, over one hundred and fifty years after his death, his style of writing can easily come across as hammy and pseudo-gothic in the wrong hands.Add to that the choice of narrator – David Soul? Surely he’s a bit, well, lightweight?My misgivings were entirely misplaced. Soul is the perfect narrator. I’m going to go out on a limb, too. If, like me, you were entranced by James Mason’s rendition of The Tell-Tale Heart, there’s a real worry that nothing will come close. But not only does Soul come close, in my book he entirely surpasses Mason. Soul’s voice may not be as distinctive as Mason’s but the reading is all the better for it – and it’s every bit as intense and expressive. Immediately after listening to Soul, I went back to the Mason recording and was surprised at how many places his reading is misjudged. Soul manages to hold back, just the right amount – and yet squeezes from each line exactly the right level of delivery. He does exactly what a great storyteller should do: fade just enough into the background so that his voice creates the pictures in your mind. He’s showcasing Poe, not himself. Each tale is a superb reading from end to end.Each of the stories is delivered with equal skill: The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of the Red Death, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar and Hop-Frog. And of course, the content is unabridged. Well, who would have the nerve to edit Poe?Soul’s narration is underpinned by excellent music and sound effects. Director Barnaby Edwards has been responsible for plenty of full-cast audio plays; this experience shows when bringing into the narrative elements which don’t strictly belong there. Sound effects and music are there to support the narrator, not to overpower him. Some of this stuff is very subtly done – a wonderful experience when wearing headphones in the dark.Clearly, this work has been directed by someone who isn’t just out to cash in on Poe: he understands his work and respects it thoroughly. It’s as much a labour of love as it is a commercial venture.

  • Rebekah
    2019-03-07 07:38

    I still don't hate you, EAP.

  • Iba
    2019-03-07 03:24

    Proste nesklamalo :3 Niektoré poviedky sa mi páčili viac než iné, no všetky boli skvelé.

  • Mel
    2019-03-13 04:48

    Another Poe classic.

  • Wend
    2019-03-26 06:45

    The Pit and The Pendulum is a great story.

  • Horalka97
    2019-02-27 11:28

    Některé povídky se mi líbily více, některé méně. Ale ve všech byla vidět Poeova zvrácenost, temnota a bolest. Mám ráda, když příběhy občas končí špatně. Ale tady, nevím... Povídky mi přišly příliš krátké na to, aby měly nějaký zásadní příběh. Když jsem si konečně začala zvykat na Poeův styl psaní, dočítala jsem poslední povídku. Možná si ještě někdy od tohoto temného člověka něco přečtu :)

  • gauldy
    2019-03-01 11:37

    Poe je pro mě jedním velkým nepříjemným překvapením.Nečekal jsem avizované horory (dá se u čtení bát? To člověk asi musí mít hodně divokou fantazii, nemusí?), víme jak to před sto léty chodilo, ale to, čeho se mi dostalo..."Když� jsem se jednou v noci vracel značně opilý z jedné z mýchoblíbených putyk kdesi ve městě, vzal jsem si do hlavy, �že se mi kocourschválně vyhýbá. Popadl jsem ho a on ze strachu, ž�e mu ublí�žím, semi lehce zahryzl do ruky. Okam�žitě mne posedl ďábelský vztek. V tuchvíli jsem nevěděl, co dělám. Má pravá dřívější duš�e jako by prchlaz mého těla a jeho ka�dou �žilku teď zavalila nestvùrná, kořalkou �živenázloba. Vytáhl jsem z kapsy u vesty nůž�, otevřel jej, popadl ubohé zvířeza krk a chladnokrevně mu vyřízl z důlku jedno oko! Propadám sestudem a odporem, kdy� pí�ši o této do nebe volající zlotřilosti."Očekával jsem drásavé povídky od autora, který se topí v alkoholu a bojuje se svými vnitřními démony, místo toho jsem dostal šestatřicet příběhů, z nichž mi (alespoň) zajímavá nepřišla ani ta šestina. Duchařské povídky nemají atmosféru (Nikdy se nesázej s čertem o hlavu), ty, které atmosféru mají, postrádají pointu nebo odpovídající závěr (Jáma a kyvadlo), zbytek je v mých očích prostě tragédie (až na několik výjimek jako je třeba Černý kocour, ze kterého pochází i úryvek výše).Chápu, že se Poe stal inspirací nebo rovnou takřka výchozím bodem pro mnoho dalších spisovatelů (máme tam jasného Doylea, Lovecrafta, v Arbesově Newtonovu mozku je Poe taky cítit, ...), ale jako člověka, který čte beletrii pro zábavu, mě tenhle argument moc nebere.Zkrátka a dobře, byl jsem rád, když jsem překonal třicátou šestou povídku, kterou jsem musel louskat dva dny, jak moc mě nebavila (a to nemá ani deset stránek, že..).To je tedy u mě Poe po stránce prózy (a je mi jasné, že dost lidí nebude souhlasit, ale nevidím důvod zaujímat nějakou pózu), jako básníka si ho dám asi jindy, až se z toho trochu oklepu. Toť vše, co mělo být řečeno, bylo, není důvod se rozplývat.

  • Yasmin
    2019-03-10 03:48

    Though these are the short stories of Edgar Allen Poe they are quite enjoyable. Although having seen first movies that were supposedly based on Edgar Allen Poe and all they managed to convey to me was that the books must have been more creepy and disturbing than the films. As it turned out that was not the case at all. At most the stories could be called mildly bizarre in the fact that the story lines are different to others of their time. However, the story The Pit and the Pendulum did manage to convey a real sense of eeriness over the others, Poe must have put more of himself intto that story. Indeed I believe I read it when I was younger and I think had more of a startling effect, but it still is as disturbing as it was when I read it first. Some Words With a Mummy had more of a humorous nature and very effective it was too. The stories were very well written and fairly entertaining but no nightmares will be haunting me tonight!

  • Francesca
    2019-03-24 10:20

    Poe non mi ha convinto del tutto, sarò sincera. La prosa è buona, gli elementi horror e soprannaturali ci sono e sono anche ben resi, eppure, non tutti i racconti mi hanno convinto, perchè li ho trovati inconcludenti. In alcuni casi sembra di avere a che fare con ottime descrizioni di scene horror un po' fini a se stesse. A volte non conosciamo il background dei personaggi, altre volte non capiamo perchè compiano quell'azione, altre volte il finale è così netto da lasciarti un po' così. Un effetto sicuramente voluto e straniante, ma che non ho apprezzato del tutto. Ottima, naturalmente, l'edizione in copertina rigida, che ho molto apprezzato.

  • Colleen
    2019-02-24 05:43

    Some of these stories are classics and some I had never read before. What a macabre and clever imagination Poe had. I loved the grim, mysterious watercolor illustrations and explanatory notes that accompanied the story. The Tell-Tale Heart is still probably my favorite but I enjoyed The Gold-Bug, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Now I know where the orangutan comes from in the book Borges and the Eternal Orangutan!) I struggled understanding some of the endings. I think I understood them but I wasn't entirely sure.

  • Hiroki Yasui
    2019-02-24 09:30

    1,The pit and the pendulum 2,Chemical secret 11/5 (35minutes, 2=50 minutesTomb, pit, pendulum, prison, death, ceiling, scream" Come! Cut me! Be quick, give me death!! " All of stories were gloomy. In the first story, a man was in a tomb and wandered. A man didn't know he is alive or dead, and that is real or dream. However, in my thought, he was dead, and he was in the hell. As you can see from some pictures, that tomb cam be seen like a hell. It is said that after we are died, we will go to the heaven or hell. Some people maybe experience such this story.

  • Yuna Tatsuoka
    2019-03-19 09:48

    oxford bookworms library get more from your reading12/18=40 minutes 12/19=40 minutes7 words summary: terro, deathe, herat, darkness, stories, fear and bad dreamdisccsion question:1, if you were in the dark square room and you could not see anything, what dou you feel?- I wii be affraid and be mad.2, have you ever dreamed a bad dream?- yes. when I was a high school student, I dreamed that I fell the entrance examination for a university. then I was very sad.this book has a few storie. they were very terrible. I recommend to read this book with friends.

  • Catharina
    2019-02-27 07:30

    Some of them I liked a lot, some of them I didn't like at all, which is maybe the problem with reading a collection of one author's short stories. Also, I was slightly annoyed with Poe's "it was a family with rich fantasy and imagination...", since he kept repeating it in about every story he described a family. Ugh, at some point I just wanted to scream "Use something else!"But I really liked "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Black Cat" and also the one with Orangutan as a murder.

  • Helynne
    2019-03-02 06:38

    More than any other Edgar Allen Poe plot I can think of, I believe this story reveals the breadth and profundities of the author’s creepy, yet brilliant imagination. The details of the gristly method of how a political prisoner is tied up and left to die a terrifying death are well known. I will not discuss more details about the victim’s plight except to say how gratifying the story’s ending was and what a pleasant surprise awaits prisoner and reader. (Vive les français!)

  • Michela
    2019-03-12 04:42

    Un racconto tira l'altro. Il genio di Poe si ben manifesta in questa raccolta di racconti, alcuni di rapido intrigo, altri di più lenta digestione.Il mio preferito è "Una discesa nel Maelstrom" per la dettagliata descrizione e per l'orrore crescente che non sembra avere - come il maelstrom stesso - fine.

  • Ewril Christinne
    2019-03-11 07:18

    Konečně dočtený. Pokud mi ještě někdo bude tvrdit, že jsou to hororové povídky, tak mu tu knihu omlátím o hlavu. Nejsou. Takže povinná četbo mám tě konečně za sebou, a jdu se vrhnout na něco, co chci číst konečně já.

  • Nhi Nguyễn
    2019-03-13 07:39

    Reading this book again and I have to give it 4 stars this time, because now I realized how good they really are. The way each story ends just feels like the author tried his best to capture the horror, chill and scary moments, keeping them there in the last lines. Really impressive!

  • Alex Devero
    2019-02-23 08:44

    Výborné čtení, obzvlášť před spaním :-). E. A. Poe je klasika, která nezklame.

  • Madeleine
    2019-03-02 04:38

    http://cz-books.tumblr.com/post/80478...

  • Jaroslav Petřík
    2019-03-24 10:23

    Některé povídky (Černý kocour) se mi líbily a hltal jsem je na jeden dech, jiné jsem četl dny nebo je dokonce po pár stránkách úplně přeskočil.Poe ale nezklamal a už se těším na Zánik domu Usherů.

  • Rita
    2019-03-18 06:25

    Nadie narra los cuentos de terror como Poe. Nadie. Siempre es bueno aprovechar la noche de animas para leer dos o 3 cuentos de este maestro.

  • Mariana
    2019-02-26 08:23

    Loved this book. So dark.

  • Leonsky Grange
    2019-03-02 06:29

    One of the first Edgar Allen Poe works I read.

  • Katerina
    2019-03-06 07:34

    Miluju jeho povídky o temných zákoutích lidské duše, zvráceném jednání postrádajícím logiku... Podle Poea je tou nejděsivější bytostí na světě právě člověk samotný. Hm, něco na tom bude.