Roderick Usher, the last tenant of the House of Usher line, summons his friend to come to him in his darkest need. The friend finds Usher terrified of life and his impending doom. When his sister dies, the two place her in a temporary tomb and Roderick experiences the horror he had so long anticipated. Poe, in his genius, develops one of the greatest macabre stories ever written, complete with a chilling and eerie conclusion.
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