Edgar Allan Poe

The Black Cat

“The Black Cat” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in the August 19, 1843, edition of The Saturday Evening Post. It is a study of the psychology of guilt, often paired in analysis with Poe's “The Tell-Tale Heart”. In both, a murderer carefully conceals his crime and believes himself unassailable, but eventually breaks down and reveals himself, impelled by a nagging reminder of his guilt.
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    YanaLeehas quotedlast year
    But to-morrow I die, and to-day I would unburthen my soul.
    Артем Андреевhas quoted3 months ago
    not uncongenial with my own.
    angiehas quoted9 months ago
    My original soul seemed, at once, to take its flight from my body; and a more than fiendish malevolence, gin-nurtured, thrilled every fibre of my frame.

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