The Tell-Tale Heart

So this little blog resulted from a last minute homework exercise in which my eldest child was asked to find a book with a cover that truly represented the mood and tone of the story inside. While we were looking I stumbled across my copy of Poe’s Selected Tales published by Oxford World’s Classics. The cover is an image by Harry Clarke, circa 1919 depicting the murder of the old man in the short story The Tell-Tale Heart – and it is certainly one that captures the essence of the story.

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