The Fall

The Fall

Book - 2014
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A retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher' in which Madeline and her twin brother, Roderick, suffer from the Usher family illness but she hears the House talking to her, filling her dreams, controlling her actions, and ensuring she never leaves the property.
Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, ©2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062107855
Characteristics: 420 pages ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Poe, Edgar Allan 1809-1849.


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Jul 02, 2017

The Fall by Bethany Griffin is, in my eyes, a masterpiece. The pacing, the mood, the diction, and the imagery are sublime. This is a novel of aesthetic set in the 19th century in an ancient house, narrated by a trapped girl, with themes of darkness, sadness, melancholy, fear, and destruction.

sofialaveta Mar 16, 2015

this book is awesome!!
Now to go read the original.

ChristchurchLib Jan 05, 2015

"Madeline Usher is trapped inside her family's decaying, haunted mansion. As her desperation to save herself (and her beloved twin brother, Roderick) increases, so does her strange illness... could it be that the house would rather let her die than let her leave? The Fall's intensifying pace immerses readers in a "thick, murky atmosphere" (Kirkus Reviews) of dread, building toward a dramatic, disturbing finale. Based on Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher, this twisted tale will hold special appeal for Poe fans, as well as fans of Bethany Griffin's earlier Poe adaptations, Masque of the Red Death and Dance of the Red Death." Teen Scene January 2015 newsletter


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Jul 02, 2017

Sexual Content: All sexual content is very discreetly implied and hints at the undertones of small actions. Among these is an incestual relationship.

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