The story takes place in Hungary, between two rival families the Metzengersteins and the Berlifitzings The bitter enmity between the two families is so old that no one knows how far back it dates The narrator states that its origin appears to rely on an old prophecy A lofty name shall have a fearful fall when, as the rider over his horse, the mortality of MetzengersteThe story takes place in Hungary, between two rival families the Metzengersteins and the Berlifitzings The bitter enmity between the two families is so old that no one knows how far back it dates The narrator states that its origin appears to rely on an old prophecy A lofty name shall have a fearful fall when, as the rider over his horse, the mortality of Metzengerstein shall triumph over the immortality of Berlifitzing Young Frederick, Baron of Metzengerstein, inherits the family fortune at age 18 though the age changes throughout its many re publications 1 and begins to exhibit particularly cruel behavior The behavior of the heir out heroded Herod 2 A few days after he receives his inheritance, the stables of the rival family Berlifitzing catch fire, killing the family s patriarch, William Von Berlifitzing It is implied that Metzengerstein himself may have been responsible for this act of arson That day, Metzengerstein sits staring at an old tapestry depicting a Metzengerstein who kills a Berlifitzing who lies at the feet of his horse He thinks he sees the horse move and take on an energetic and human expression A few minutes later, he s told that a new, remarkable fiery colored horse has been found in his stables with the letters W.V.B branded on its forehead, I supposed them, of course, to be the initials of William Von Berlifitzing, but all at the castle are positive in denying any knowledge of the horse The horse displays ferocious and demonlike qualities Only the baron is brave enough to try to break the mysterious horse Day after day, Metzengerstein rides it as if addicted, and becomes less and less interested in the affairs of his house During a nocturnal ride, the Metzengerstein castle catches fire The runaway horse, against the horseman s orders, jumps into the flames with its rider, killing the last of the Metzengerstein clan The horrified onlookers see a cloud of smoke settle above the castle in the shape of the distinct colossal figure of a horse.
Metzengerstein The story takes place in Hungary between two rival families the Metzengersteins and the Berlifitzings The bitter enmity between the two families is so old that no one knows how far back it dates The
Horror and fatality have been stalking abroad in all ages Why then give a date to this story I have to tell With just two sentences Poe gripped me in completely, as ever His words carry such weight that I find myself enthralled at their delivery His stories just take away my mind and provide true escapism He makes the mundane seem exquisitely dark and twisted, beautifully so Perhaps I ve read too many of his short stories of late because I m starting to find that I want to read nothing beyond hi [...]
El primer cuento que public Edgar Allan Poe es uno de los que m s me gustan de su vasta obra Los componentes fant sticos que posee hacen que cierre los ojos y me parezca visualizar lo que me cuenta La aparici n fantasmal del caballo del tapiz justifica la lectura de este corto cuento, cargado de una imaginer a fabulosa Por un lado, me remite a cierta mitolog a griega y por el otro tiene ciertos elementos hacia el final que me recuerdan a La Ca da de la Casa Usher.
4 A gothic tale on a hyperbolic scale This one is devoid of subtlety and is rather heavy handed with regards to both the gothic tropes along with its overt symbolism In this tale, Frederick, the sole living member of the Metzengerstein family line, has a long standing vendetta with the Berlifitzing clan When a fire destroys the Berlifitzing patriarch, Frederick is suspected Frederick, however, is obsessed with a wild horse, which has eerily gone unobserved Metzengerstein s own home is then set a [...]
Tall in the SaddleMetzengerstein, which was first published in 1832, was indeed Edgar Allan Poe s first short story, and the author sent it, along with some other tales, to the Saturday Courier as an entry to a writing competition Poe did not win the competition with any of his contributions, but the editors of the Courier must have taken a fancy to the story for they published it in one of their later editions.The story is written in the vein of a Gothic tale and set in medieval Europe, and it [...]
3.75 starsThis was so engaging and interesting Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this
When I was a kid, there was this anime Japanese cartoon that told stories from all over the world, one of them was this story It was titled which means horse of flames I remember that it fascinated me and frightened my younger brother It was so dark and Frederick was so evil Now, that I know it s a Poe, I wonder why they did make it into a cartoon, it s too dark for childrennk 91
O lugubr povestioar ce nf i eaz metempsihoza pe un fundal al Ungariei medievaleOAZA i FATALITATEA au st p nit n toate timpurile.
Very interesting, the concept of metempsychosis.
Primer relato de Poe, y desde ya se empieza a perfilar su estilo en relatos de terror Si bien es un poco dif cil de seguir pues por momentos uno se pierde en otros detalles, es innegable que el artificio final funciona, por lo que lo considero un buen relato de terror horror, recomendado para aquellos que no han le do del autor m s que sus policiales Adem s, desde el principio es un texto cabal stico que ni bien se cumple no de una forma muy literal que digamos , suele dejar al lector con ganas [...]
Hatfields McCoys meets Sleepy Hollow Tim Burton s movie, not the awful book or TV show.Metzengerstein is Poe s first published short story, and it was not good Seven pages of confusing, and almost nonsensical, Hatfields and McCoys tale of two feuding families.Why give it two stars instead of one Yeah, I shouldn t have to resort to another source in order to understand the story, but I identified the important pieces but didn t know how to put them together Once I did, it all made sense Vengeance [...]
A free short story ePub file Lots of introductory French I half understood, longstanding feuding houses, a meditating young heir in some remote chamber on a hill as unutterable atrocities occur, stables on fire, a supernatural horse Overwrought syntax Serious atmospherics Final image of a cloud of smoke in the form of a colossal horse a plus Read thanks to mention in Lovecraft s Supernatural Horror in Literature.
The story takes place in Hungary, between two rival families the Metzengersteins and the Berlifitzings The bitter enmity between the two families is so old that no one knows how far back it dates ANOTHER GREAT BOOK YOU JUST CAN T MISS.
SO CREEPY AND SAVAGE i loved it
Frankly I was not expecting that Poe s first short story will be that good but it was awesome I loved it The story was kinda hard to read but still not what vague The concept was really good and well progressed The characters were also good What i love the most about it is the ending MIND BLOWING image error
From the outset, there was a sense of foreboding surrounding the prophecy The story unwinds nicely, describing the bitter resentment between the two houses and expands from there I found the progression to be somewhat predictable to a certain extent, in the way that the plot developed up to a point However, this did not detract from my enjoyment of this and the twist at the end was a nice touch.
SynopsisAn ancient blood feud stretching so many decades it s forgotten how everything started in the first place that finally brings to life the answer to a prophecy that was made years previous old and cryptic to the point of vagueness giving the story an eerie sense of being dated yet timeless all at once Metzengerstein by Edgar Allan Poe Genre Short Story HorrorRelease Date 1832Source Barnes Noble BoughtOn My Shelf YesThis short story easily became one of my top favorites from Poe I enjoyed [...]
I m still not sure what happened in this story Maybe an old curse took affect Maybe a horse came alive from a painting Was too confusing to be Poe level creepy Seriously, most of his poetry makes sense.
This is a great story about a demon horse and the ruination of a great family as the rider tries to best the horse It can t be done don t play with the devil.
Horror and fatality have been stalking abroad in all ages, why then give a date to the story I have to tell this was really cool how it was based off of the old hungarian superstition of metempsychosis in which a persons soul is transported, at death, to another creature the tale revolves around a young man, who is a bit loony and disturbingly evil, becoming creepily attached to a horse this was no ordinary horse, it came right out of a tapestry depicting a deadly fight between the Metzengerstei [...]
A rather raw version of Poe s early gothic style It s decent, given that it s his first short style to publish.
I like the metaphor of the horse, and its wild ride The imagery is pure Poe A wonderful little ghost story.
Just finished reading the audible book METZENGERSTEIN by EDGAR ALLE POE I listened to this while reading along with the kindle version from HORROR BY POE Very good little short story Vengeance was had on the young head of the Metzengerstein by a manifestation of the dead Berlifitzing patriarch in the form of a demonic horse, who had previously resided and moved inside a tapestry.
The story, told from an unnamed third person narrator, takes place in Hungary at an unspecified date The opening passages describe a centuries long rivalry between two wealthy families the Metzengersteins and the Berlifitzings The bitter enmity between the two families is so old that no one knows how far back it dates The narrator states that its origin appears to rely on an ancient prophecy A lofty name shall have a fearful fall when, as the rider over his horse, the mortality of Metzengerstein [...]
Metzengerstein was the first short story by Edgar Allan Poe to be printed It was first published in the Philadelphia s Saturday Courier magazine, in 1832 The story is told by a third person narrator and takes place in Hungary at an unspecified date The opening passages describe a centuries long rivalry between two wealthy families the Metzengersteins and the Berlifitzings.The story follows Frederick Metzengerstein, who was orphaned at a young age and inherited the family fortune at age 18 He now [...]
view spoiler Bad boy gets a horse who kills him hide spoiler , ZZZZZZZZZ But this is Poe, so of course there was a ton of stuff I missed But if I need things explained to me in order to get any semblance of enjoyment out of a story, then you ve lost me Or maybe I should ve waited until I was awake to read this I don t know.Tired thoughts as I read which really don t have all that much if anything to do with this story it s past my bedtime Wow, this is heavier prose than anything else I ve read [...]
When it comes to the very well known these days, at least author, Edgar Allan Poe, most readers tend to become familiar with his name through such works as The Tale Tell Heart or The Raven I, of course, am one of those very many I was originally introduced to this author in my middle school English courses I actually read quite a bit of his work, just to see if he really was the horror writer I had heard him deemed Let me simply say that Edgar Allan Poe is much than that.This very short tale of [...]
Zum Ende der 6 Staffel ein absolutes Highlight Dr Baker hat Leonie in seine Gewalt gebracht und erpresst so Poe, damit dieser seine Unterlagen herausgibt Die beiden treffen sich zun chst auf neutralem Territorium, nach einem Vortrag von Dr Baker, wie Gewaltverbrecher mittels seiner Forschung geheilt werden k nnen.Baker schl gt eine verlassene Kirche als bergabeort vor.In der nach tr umt Por in dieser Kirch wieder eine Edgar Allan Poe Kurzgeschichte Metzengenstein bevor Dr Baker mit der bewu tlos [...]
The first in a long line of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Metzengerstein embodies several of the themes that the mysterious, brilliant, and somewhat disturbed author is famous for In just a few pages, Poe manages to frighten the reader with startling images of animated statues, devilish horses, and rampaging fires that are almost certainly alive Despite such terrifying images, it is the subtle hints at the potential atrocities of human behavior that leave the reader feeling truly unsettled I [...]
The origin of this enmity seems to be found in the words of an ancient prophecy A lofty name shall have a fearful fall when, as the rider over his horse, the mortality of Metzengerstein shall triumph over the immortality of Berlifitzing The story revolves around the feuds between two wealthy families the Metzengersteins and the Berlifitzings, to which even time is unknown As the story progresses, the irony of the prophecy is revealed to the readers and how the story twists entirely Wouldn t want [...]
Very hard story to follow This is Poe s first short story written To me to overly descriptive without much dialogue Hard to follow but seems to be a story of a horse that was killed Not one of his greatest works but in the historical sense of Edgar Alan Poe s writing a must to see where I came from and to what strides he would make latter in life.