2 Nov 2009
Initial sketches for "The Pit and the Pendulum"
these are the sketches of how the Walls in the dungeon could appear. They are described as indefinite drawings in the book.
E.A. Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
was a some sort of response to the war that took place in Spain. It's about war and it's horrors in Toledo (the city).
Differently from the Fall of the House of Usher, it's more painful and horrible than mysterious and creepy ( but it also has these attributes as well)
the epigraph: ''Here an unholy mob of torturers with an insatiable thirst for innocent blood, once fed their long frenzy. Now our homeland is safe, the funereal cave destroyed, and life and health appear where dreadful death once was''