What better way to cap a Halloween Scare Fest than with a strange murder confession from Edgar Allan Poe, as B.J. Harrison brings us “The Cask of Amontillado,” a tale of murder by wine. Or rather, the promise of wine.
As you may remember, this was the first story B.J. recorded for The Classic Tales Podcast. If you still have your old audio copy, it should be fun to compare it to today’s production so you can see how far B.J. has come.
“The Cask of Amontillado” is one of Poe’s most popular stories, published in 1846 in the magazine Godey’s Lady’s Book, which was at the time, the most widely read magazine. Many critics consider this a ‘perfect’ story. It may well be the perfect crime, unless the whomever Monrtesor is telling this story to goes to the authorities!