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Literature: "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allen Poe

Here are web resources about the short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allen Poe. There are study questions, background information, an audio recoding of the story, and a quiz. Included is an eThemes resource about the author.


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Here is a synopsis of the story, along with character sketches and analysis. NOTE: This site includes pop-up and banner ads.
On this site, you can view the text of "The Fall of the House of Usher" as a webpage, download a printable 15-page PDF file, or listen to an audio recording of the story.
Download "The Fall of the House of Usher" eBook in ePUB, Kindle, and other formats from Project Gutenberg for free.
Click on the highlighted words or phrases to view definitions and study notes.
Test your knowledge of the story with this interactive quiz. NOTE: This site contains a banner ad.
Using the opening of "The Fall of the House of Usher" as a model, students can analyze the first paragraph, then write their own story opening. This is a three-page PDF file.
Here are questions that can guide student comprehension while reading the story.
Learn more about American Gothic author Edgar Allan Poe. Includes full-text versions of his stories and poems, plus information about his life. There are lesson plans and suggested classroom activities.

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