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The Cask of Amontillado


First published in 1846, "The Cask of Amontillado" is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous short stories.  It is a horrifying tale of irony, murder, and revenge.


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  •  PS2600 to PS2648


Circulating Books – A Selected List


  •  Fisher, Benjamin (ed.). Poe and Our Times: Influences and Affinities. 1986.

                     Call Number: PS2638.P58 1986

  • Hoffman, Daniel.  Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe. 1998.

                      Call Number: PS2638 .H57 1998

  •  Knapp, Bettina.  Edgar Allan Poe. 1984.

                      Call Number: PS2631.K58 1984

  • May, Charles.  Edgar Allan Poe: A Study of the Short Fiction. 1991.

                      Call Number: PS2642.F43 M39 1991

  •  Peeples, Scott.  Edgar Allan Poe Revisited. 1998.

                      Call Number: PS2638.P44 1998

  • Poe, Edgar Allan. Edgar Allan Poe Reader. 1993.

                      Call Number: PS2603.S7 1993

  • Poe, Edgar Allan. Edgar Allan Poe: Sixty Seven Tales. 1990.

                       Call Number: PS 2603.F6 1990


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Cask of Amontillado (Keywords Anywhere)
  • Poe, Edgar Allan (Keywords Anywhere)              


Reference Materials


  • Frank, Frederick S., and Anthony Magistrale.  The Poe Encyclopedia.  1997.

                     Call Number: REF PS2630 .P58 1997

o   Pg. 64-66

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition)Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o        Vol. 1, pg. 554-556

  • Nineteenth Century Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN761 .N5

o        Vol. 1, pg. 500, 506

o        Vol. 16, pg. 303, 309, 329, 332

o        Vol. 55, pg. 148

o   Vol. 78, pg. 265-66

o   Vol. 97, pg. 180

  • Short Story CriticismCall Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o       Vol. 1, pg. 389-390, 406, 408

o       Vol. 34, pg. 264-65

o   Vol. 35, pg. 297-298, 307-311, 313-315, 320, 343, 345-346

o   Vol. 54, pg. 198, 219

o   Vol. 88, pg. 227, 243

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330. S386

o        Vol. 7, pg. 47-67

  • Sova, Dawn B.  Edgar Allan Poe A to Z.  2001.

                  Call Number: REF PS2630 .S68 2001

o   Pg. 45-46



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Last Revised on November 21, 2021


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