The Cask of Amontillado
The Cask Of Amontillado follows the story of a dark protagonist who endeavours to trick and later murder his friend-turned-nemesis, Fortunato, who becomes a very unfortunate character indeed. This story is rich with Gothic-era detail and is an excellent choice in concert with a class discussion of irony, foreshadowing, mood, and a host of other literary elements.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Interest Levels: 6 - 10

Reading Levels: 2, 4, 6, 8