The Tell-Tale Heart

"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843. It is one of Poe's most famous horror stories.

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Edgar Allan Poe

The story is told in the first-person by an unnamed narrator who murders an old man, also unnamed. It is unclear what the relationship is between the narrator and his murder victim. It has been suggested that the murder victim is the narrator's father or that the narrator is the old man's servant. The two appear to have lived in the same house.

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