Paperback addition is available at Amazon and online. In the Fall of the House of Usher a visitor realizes there is a terrible malady within the house. When the Narrator arrives at the house he realizes that Usher is ill. As the story progresses and the plot winds and twists the reader is caught up in the malevolent house. This is not a story to read on a stormy night while sitting all alone in an old squeaky house with shadows.
The Black Cat
by Edgar Allan Poe
Available through Amazon and online. Poe writes: "For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief, Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence. Yet, mad am I not--and very surely do I not dream, But to-morrow I die, and to-day I would unburthen my soul. My immediate purpose is to place before the world, plainly, succinctly, and without comment, a series of mere household events.