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The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher - Edgar Allan Poe Of course; I'd read this before (somewhere or other, I have an old set of the complete works of Poe, which I bought at the estate sale of a recently-deceased woman - I felt it was appropriate, somehow.) However, it's been a long time. A re-read was welcome, since I'd recently read "Madeline's Version" by F. Brett Cox, which gives another viewpoint on this tale.
Still, for language and vivid imagery, the original Poe cannot be surpassed. Just the opening paragraphs bring the titular house to chilling 'life' as no other description of a cursed abode may even have done. A classic for a reason.