Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado” is an eerie tale about a revengeful man who schemes to kill his victim Montresor.

Poe’s dark and suspenseful story has been interpreted in many different ways, but the basics remain the same: Montresor wants revenge on a man he perceives as having wronged him, and he adopts a plan to carry out his vengeance.

In the end, Montresor’s plans go awry, and he is left with only his twisted sense of satisfaction.

The Cask of Amontillado is an incredible story that will leave you chilled to the bone.

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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

Best The Cask of Amontillado Quotes

It must be understood, that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

‘I shall not die of a cough. ‘True – true,’ I replied. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

The wine sparkled in his eyes. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

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Yes, I said, “for the love of God! ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

‘Come,’ I said, with decision, ‘we will go back; your health is precious. You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy, as once I was. You are a man to be missed. For me it is no matter. We will go back; you will be ill, and I cannot be responsible. Besides, there is Luchesi. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

A huge human foot d’or, in a field azure; the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heel. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

It was about dusk, one evening during the supreme madness of the carnival season, that I encountered my friend. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

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I continued, as was my wont, to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

‘You jest,’ he exclaimed, recoiling a few paces. ‘But let us proceed to the Amontillado.‘ ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

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It is this,’ I answered, producing a trowel from beneath the folds of my roquelaire. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

Its walls had been lined with human remains, piled to the vault overhead, in the fashion of the great catacombs of Paris. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

‘Come,’ I said, with decision, ‘we will go back; your health is precious.‘ ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

He had a weak point–this Fortunato… ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

The man wore motley. He had on a tight-fitting parti-striped dress, and his head was surmounted by the conical cap and bells. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

It was in vain that Fortunato, uplifting his dull torch, endeavored to pry into the depths of the recess. Its termination the feeble light did not enable us to see. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

Top The Cask of Amontillado Quotes

His eyes flashed with a fierce light. He laughed and threw the bottle upwards with a gesticulation I did not understand. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitely, settled – but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish but punish with impunity. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

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A moment more and I had fettered him to the granite. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

I had finished a portion of the last and the eleventh; there remained but a single stone to be fitted and plastered in. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

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A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

In painting and gemmary, Fortunato, like his countrymen, was a quack–but in the matter of old wines he was sincere. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

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He accosted me with excessive warmth, for he had been drinking much. The man wore motley. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

A million candles have burned themselves out. Still I read on. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

There came forth in reply only a jingling of the bells. My heart grew sick–on account of the dampness of the catacombs. ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).

“Ha! ha! ha!–he! he!–a very good joke indeed–an excellent jest. We shall have many a rich laugh about it at the palazzo–he! he! he!–over our wine–he! he! he! ~ Edgar Allan Poe (The Cask of Amontillado).



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