The Cask of Amontillado Connections and Further Reading
by Edgar Allan Poe

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(Comprehensive Guide to Short Stories, Critical Edition)

Burluck, Michael L. Grim Phantasms: Fear in Poe’s Short Fiction. New York: Garland, 1993.

Hoffman, Daniel. Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998.

Hutchisson, James M. Poe. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2005.

Irwin, John T. The Mystery to a Solution: Poe, Borges, and the Analytical Detective Story. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.

Kennedy, J. Gerald. A Historical Guide to Edgar Allan Poe. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

May, Charles E. Edgar Allan Poe: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1991.

Peeples, Scott. Edgar Allan Poe Revisited. New York: Twayne, 1998.

Quinn, Arthur Hobson. Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.

Silverman, Kenneth. Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-Ending Remembrance. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

Sova, Dawn B. Edgar Allan Poe, A to Z. New York: Facts On File, 2001.

Whalen, Terence. Edgar Allan Poe and the Masses: The Political Economy of Literature in Antebellum America. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1999.

Bibliography and Further Reading

(Short Stories for Students)


Benton, Richard P. ‘‘Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado': Its Cultural and Historical Backgrounds,’’ in Poe Studies,, Vol. 29, No. 1, June 1, 1996, pp. 19-21.

Bittner, William. Poe: A Biography, Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1962, p. 218.

Buranelli, Vincent. Edgar Allan Poe, Boston: Twayne, 1977.

Colton, George. Review of ‘‘Poe's Tales,’’ in American Whig Review, Vol. 2, September, 1845, pp. 306-309.

Dana, Charles A. Review of Tales, in Brook Farm Harbinger, Vol. 1, July 12, 1845, p. 74.

Edinburgh Review, Vol. 107, April, 1858, pp. 419-42.

Griswold, Rufus Wilmot. Obituary in New York Tribune, Vol. 9, October 9, 1849, p. 2. Reprinted in Carlson, Eric W., The Recognition of Edgar Allan Poe, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1966, pp. 28-35.

Gruesser, John. ‘‘Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado,'’’ in The Explicator, Vol. 56, No. 3, 1998, p. 130.

Harris, Kathryn Montgomery. ‘‘Ironic Revenge in Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado,'’’ in Studies in Short Fiction, Vol. 6, 1969, pp. 333-335.

Hoffman, Daniel. Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe, Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1972, pp. 221, 224.

Knapp, Bettina L. Edgar Allan Poe, New York: Frederick Ungar, 1984, pp. 152- 155, 180.

Poe, Edgar Allan. Review of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales, originally published in Godey's Lady's Book, 1847. Reprinted in The Portable Poe, edited by Philip Van Doren Stern, New York: Penguin, 1977, pp. 565-567.

Randall, John H., III. ‘‘Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado' and the Code of the Duello,’’ in Studia Germanica Gandensia, Vol. 5, 1963, pp. 175-84.

Rocks, James E. ‘‘Conflict and Motive in 'The Cask of Amontillado,'’’ in Poe Newsletter, Vol. 5, December 1972, pp. 50-51.

Further Reading

Botting, Fred. Gothic, New York: Routledge, 1996.

A clear and accessible introduction to Gothic images and texts in their historical and cultural contexts. Includes a chapter on twentieth-century Gothic books and films.

Buranelli, Vincent. Edgar Allan Poe, Boston: Twayne, 1977.

An overview of the life and work for the general reader, which includes a chronology, a helpful index, and a no-longer-current bibliography of primary and secondary sources.

Carlson, Eric W., ed. The Recognition of Edgar Allan Poe: Selected Criticism Since 1829, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1966.

A collection of reviews and commentaries, especially interesting for the remarks by those Poe influenced, including the French poet Charles Baudelaire, Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevski, and British and American writers including Walt Whitman William Butler Yeats and T.S. Eliot.

Howarth, William L., ed. Twentieth Century Interpretations of Poe's Tales: A Collection of Critical Essays, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1971.

The articles in this collection are generally insightful and accessible to the general reader.

Quinn, Arthur Hobson. Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.


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