The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allan Poe

The Cask of Amontillado

By Edgar Allan Poe

  • Release Date: 1846-01-01
  • Genre: Horror
Score: 4
From 965 Ratings


The story is set in a nameless Italian city in an unspecified year and is about the narrator's deadly revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him. The story's narrator, Montresor, tells the story of the day that he took his revenge on Fortunato, a fellow nobleman, to an unspecified person who knows him very well. Angry over some unspecified insult, he plots to murder his friend during Carnival when the man is drunk, dizzy, and wearing a jester's motley.


  • A Good Read

    By Xenon0104
    I am and always have been fascinated by the work of Mr. Poe. His writing style has always intrigued me, for it has good taste in words. Mr. Poe doesn’t use simple words to describe things. He uses a wide range of vocabulary and that is what makes his work so fun to read for me. I am always learning new and unusual words when I read his work. My vocabulary is nowhere near as impressive as his, but I hope someday that it will be.
  • Hhh

    By 南京大技院校长
    So bloody bad
  • For the love of god, Montresor!

    By Rossinador
    Yes, for the love of god!
  • Classic

    By J-L B
    I never get tired of this one.
  • Confused

    By Vrinnie
    I was only able to understand and this story a little bit because there were many confusing words. Most of them were words that we haven't even learned yet. And also they were words that no one even uses anymore! I gave it two starts because it was by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Classic horror

    By 4pril80
    A tale of foolish pride ...a very short read but worthwhile.
  • ❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️❤️❤️

    By 💜💜💜Awesomeness💜💜💜
    It's really good for a book of being buried alive
  • Well...

    By KING Twizt3d
    Classic simply put.
  • Montresour

    By Okatsune
    This book is crazy especially montressour.hes a crazy murderer and this book reflects his character.
  • Great

    By Kiese Teeee
    Loved this short story especially in english class when you break it down and really understand the point of views!!