Pit and the Pendulum, The

Pit and the Pendulum, The

study in bone-chilling terror. [Am. Lit.: “The Pit and the Pendulum” in Portable Poe, 154–173]
See: Horror
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Pit and the Pendulum, The Gothic horror story by Poe, Edgar Allan, first published in The Gift (an annual giftbook of occasional verse and stories) in 1843.