The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

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What is the summary of the story The Tell-Tale Heart?

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You'll find a detailed summary and discussion of the story in the enotes study guide for it, which is found here:
http://www.enotes.com/tell-tale-heart/

However, if you wanted to put the story in a nutshell, it would be, guy goes crazy, kills old man, cuts him up and hides him behind the boards in the house…then gives himself away through his madness, which makes him think he can still hear the heart after the guy is dead. Mwah ha ha ha!

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