What We Are Reading Today: ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

“The Tell-Tale Heart” is a famous short story by Edgar Allan Poe, the American writer known for his macabre and gothic storytelling.

It was first published in 1843 and is one of Poe’s best-known and most widely-studied works.

The short story is narrated by an unnamed character driven to madness by his obsession with an old man’s “vulture eye.” The eye is repeatedly also described as “pale blue,” emphasizing its unsettling nature.

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