Friday, February 03, 2006

The Black Cat

Category:     Gothic

Author:     Edgar Allan Poe

Summary:  The narrator gives details of his early love for animals and marriage to a woman of the same sentiments, who presents him with many pets. Among these is his favorite, a black cat, whose name, Pluto (Greek god of the underworld), foreshadows the narrator’s descent into the murky regions of alcoholism, self-deception, and violence.

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