Books Like The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe | Suggested Reading

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"Young Goodman Brown" (1835) by Nathaniel Hawthorne concerns a newly married man who must leave home on a short journey. While walking through the woods, he encounters the townspeople engaged in a satanic ritual. This vision destroys Goodman Brown, though it is never clear whether he actually saw the things he claimed, or just imagined them.

"The Monkey's Paw" (1902) by W. W. Jacobs is the story about a Sergeant-Major who brings a monkey's paw back from his travels in India. He presents it to the White family, who joke about its supposed power to grant the owner three wishes. The Whites's careless wishes lead to tragedy and horror.

"The Secret Sharer" (1909) by Joseph Conrad is the story of a young sea captain who knowingly harbors a stowaway on his ship. The man, who has been accused of murder, serves as a...

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