The Tell-Tale Heart Quotes

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These quotes are taken from the Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe.

"True! - nervous - very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?" (The Tell-Tale Heart, pg. 13)

"'Villains!' I shrieked, 'dissemble no more! I admit the deed! - tear up the planks! - here, here! - it is the beating of his hideous heart!'" (The Tell-Tale Heart, pg. 21)

"As the strong man exults in his physical ability, delighting in such exercises as call his muscles into action, so glories the analyst in that moral activity which disentangles." (The Murders in the Rue Morgue, pg. 22)

"'The riddle, so far, was now unriddled.'"(The Murders in the Rue Morgue, pg. 57)

"Of my country and of my family I have little to say. Ill usage and length of years have driven me from the one, and estranged me...

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