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