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THE BLACK CAT (annotated) download THE BLACK CAT (annotated) , read online THE BLACK CAT (annotated) , kindle ebook THE BLACK CAT (annotated) , THE BLACK CAT (annotated) 0566dfff6264 THE BLACK CAT Annotated.Epub The Black Cat Is One Of Edgar Allan Poe S Most Memorable Stories The Tale Centers Around A Black Cat And The Subsequent Deterioration Of A Man The Story Is Often Linked With The Tell Tale Heart Because Of The Profound Psychological Elements These Two Works Share The Story Opens In The Cell Of A Prisoner The Day Before He Is To Be Executed By Hanging.After Introducing Himself To Readers As A Man Who Underwent A Horrifying Experience, The Prisoner Writes Down The Details Of This Experience, Which Led To His Imprisonment And Scheduled Execution.The Events In His Tale Are Set At His Home And In A Tavern Although These Events Take Place Over Several Years, The Recounting Of These Events In Writing Takes Place On A Single Day In The Narrator S Prison Cell Prisoner 4 Characters The Narrator , A Prisoner Scheduled For Execution His Loathing Of A Cat He Once Loved Leads To His Commission Of A Capital Crime The Narrator S Wife , A Woman Of Agreeable Disposition Who Likes Animals And Obtains Many Pets For Her Husband First Black Cat , A Cat Named Pluto That Loves The Narrator But Irritates Him When It Follows Him Everywhere.Second Black Cat , A Cat That Resembles The First Black Cat And May Be A Reincarnation Of The Latter Or So The Narrator May Think Policemen , Officers Who Investigate The Happenings At The Home Of The Narrator Servant , Person Working In The Narrator S Household ABOUT AUTHOR Edgar Allan Poe, Born January 19, 1809, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S Died October 7, 1849, Balti, Maryland , American Short Story Writer, Poet, Critic, And Editor Who Is Famous For His Cultivation Of Mystery And The Macabre His Tale The Murders In The Rue Morgue 1841 Initiated The Modern Detective Story, And The Atmosphere In His Tales Of Horror Is Unrivaled In American Fiction His The Raven 1845 Numbers Among The Best Known Poems In The National Literature EARLY LIFE Poe Was The Son Of The English Born Actress Elizabeth Arnold Poe And David Poe, Jr., An Actor From Balti After His Mother Died In Richmond, Virginia, In 1811, He Was Taken Into The Home Of John Allan, A Richmond Merchant Presumably His Godfather , And Of His Childless Wife He Was Later Taken To Scotland And England 1815 20 , Where He Was Given A Classical Education That Was Continued In Richmond For 11 Months In 1826 He Attended The University Of Virginia, But His Gambling Losses At The University So Incensed His Guardian That He Refused To Let Him Continue, And Poe Returned To Richmond To Find His Sweetheart, Sarah Elmira Royster, Engaged He Went To Boston, Where In 1827 He Published A Pamphlet Of Youthful Byronic Poems, Tamerlane, And Other Poems Poverty Forced Him To Join The Army Under The Name Of Edgar A Perry, But, On The Death Of Poe S Foster Mother, John Allan Purchased His Release From The Army And Helped Him Get An Appointment To The U.S Military Academy At West Point Before Going, Poe Published A New Volume At Balti, Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, And Minor Poems 1829 He Successfully Sought Expulsion From The Academy, Where He Was Absent From All Drills And Classes For A Week He Proceeded To New York City And Brought Out A Volume Of Poems, Containing Several Masterpieces, Some Showing The Influence Of John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, And Samuel Taylor Coleridge He Then Returned To Balti, Where He Began To Write Stories In 1833 His MS Found In A Bottle Won 50 From A Balti Weekly, And By 1835 He Was In Richmond As Editor Of The Southern Literary Messenger There He Made A Name As A Critical Reviewer And Married His Young Cousin Virginia Clemm, Who Was Only 13 Poe Seems To Have Been An Affectionate Husband And Son In Law Poe Was Dismissed From His Job In Richmond, Apparently For Drinking, And Went To New York City.