泄密的心
The Tell-Tale Heart

  • 作   者:

    埃德加·爱伦·坡
    Edgar Allan Poe

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

  • 语   言:

    英文

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整篇小说记录了一个内心扭曲、病态的年轻人杀害一个老人的全部过程和他的内心狂热的呐喊。年轻人以傲慢的态度回忆着他杀害老人的全部过程,并在警察的面前表现的镇定自若。爱伦·坡通过细致的内心对白,逼真地展示了年轻人内心的扭曲。

The story was first published in James Russell Lowell's The Pioneer in January 1843. "The Tell-Tale Heart" is widely considered a classic of the Gothic fiction genre and is one of Poe's most famous short stories.

一个沉醉于自我的内心世界而无法自拔的恶人,他满足于自己的想象,将行凶的过程一遍又一遍地推导,将细节品味了一次又一次,被心理邪恶的一面所说服。他亢奋的心情急不可待地想向世人宣布自己即将实施的伟大计划,整部小说完全是主人公自己的世界,他在喃喃自语,自导自演,其他一切都是他的话语。被杀的老人拥有一双秃鹫般犀利的双眼,仿佛看透了他一般,因此他恨那双眼睛,也恐惧那双眼睛发出的目光,他觉得只有消灭它才可以让自己安心。他内心挣扎了七天,偷偷进入了老人的房间七次,直到第八次付诸了实际行动。而正是这双眼睛让他内心有了诉说的欲望,当他将老人毁尸灭迹之后,他仿佛还听到了老人的心跳声,这让他的内心狂躁不安,催促着他告知世人他所做的一切,最终他向警察“泄密”了。

"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843. It is told by an unnamed narrator who endeavors to convince the reader of his sanity, while describing a murder he committed. (The victim was an old man with a filmy "vulture-eye", as the narrator calls it.) The murder is carefully calculated, and the murderer hides the body by dismembering it and hiding it under the floorboards. Ultimately the narrator's guilt manifests itself in the form of the sound—possibly hallucinatory—of the old man's heart still beating under the floorboards.

埃德加·爱伦·坡(Edgar Allan Poe)(1809~1849),十九世纪美国诗人、小说家和文学评论家,美国浪漫主义思潮时期的重要成员。在世时长期担任报刊编辑工作。其作品形式精致、语言优美、内容多样,在任何时代都是“独一无二”的风格。

爱伦·坡以神秘故事和恐怖小说闻名于世,他是美国短篇故事的最早先驱者之一,又被尊为推理小说的开山鼻祖,进而也被誉为后世科幻小说的始祖。他是第一个尝试完全依赖写作谋生的知名美国作家,从而导致贫困潦倒。

Edgar Allan Poe (/poʊ/; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

True! —nervous—very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses—not destroyed—not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily—how calmly I can tell you the whole story.

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  • "THOU ART THE MAN"

  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

  • THE LITERARY LIFE OF THINGUM BOB, ESQ.

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  • THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

  • THREE SUNDAYS IN A WEEK

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  • SOME WORDS WITH A MUMMY

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