Cask Of Amontillado, The
Added: Jan 19 2016
Prose works, many of which became the forerunner of twentieth century detective fiction, deal chiefly in mystery, horror and crime. Today's dramatisation weaves all three of these together in a fast moving narrative, and throws in a measure of revenge as well.
The Cask of Amontillado has been universally referred to as Poe's most perfect short story, and is widely considered to be one of the world's most perfect. It was also his last. It's a tale of murder, revenge, torture and addiction, set in a vast underground Italian catacomb, and involves the gentlemen, Fortunato and Montresor.