“The Duc de L’Omelette” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

The Duc de L’Omelette dies while dining on an ortolan, and finds himself in hell: an apartment filled with various works of art that has a window overlooking a fiery landscape. Face to face with Satan, the Duc manages to avoid damnation by cheating him at a game of cards.

So this one was another pretty basic short story from Edgar Allan Poe. 

This story is sort of a story which requires more effort to be put it than it gave back to you in the form of being a good read. 

In this story Edgar Allan Poe satirises high society by having the “Duc de L’Omelette” die of a paroxysm because his dinner which wasn’t wrapped quite correctly.

As someone who have read this short story twice I need to say that I really had hard time to understand what really happen in this story. 

I also dont know a word in French, so it took the wind out of it for me a little bit.

I give this poem 1 / 5

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