The Duc de L'Omelette

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  • Title: The Duc de L'Omelette
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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  • Page: 160
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    1. Edgar Allan Poe

      The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America s first great literary critic and theoretician Poe s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.Just as the bizarre characters in Poe s stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles This is the Poe of legend But much of what we know about Poe is wrong, the product of a biography written by one of his enemies in an attempt to defame the author s name.The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, 1809 Edgar was the second of three children His other brother William Henry Leonard Poe would also become a poet before his early death, and Poe s sister Rosalie Poe would grow up to teach penmanship at a Richmond girls school Within three years of Poe s birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia while Poe s siblings went to live with other families Mr Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron Early poetic verses found written in a young Poe s handwriting on the backs of Allan s ledger sheets reveal how little interest Poe had in the tobacco business.For information, please see enpedia wiki Edgar_al

    452 thoughts on “The Duc de L'Omelette”

    1. Do you read French? No? Google Translate to the rescue! But even then this short story is confusing. I read it twice in hardcopy format and online. To fully understand what happens I had to resort to Google where I found the clearest explanation from the Examiner.Basically a self-absorbed dandy Duke chokes on an olive and dies. In Hell with the Devil he's asked to strip. Offended he demands a fencing duel to win back his life. Since the Devil doesn't know how, they play cards. Our dandy Duke win [...]


    2. I am not sure what finally happened in this story as the last line is in French, but playing cards with the devil can never be good.


    3. SynopsisA man has a very strange encounter with the devil.“The Duc de L’Omlette” by Edgar Allan Poe★★Genre: Horror/Short StoryRelease Date: 1832Source: Barnes & Noble – BoughtOn My Shelf: YesThis was a very…strange read. And, I don’t mean strange as in what Poe usually has to offer, but strange in that it didn’t really fit with his style. Now, given that this is one of Poe’s early short stories, I guess he didn’t necessarily have a style at the time, but that made this [...]


    4. Google Translate made this story readable, but the constant back-and-forth for translations sort of ruined it for me. Someone who reads French and English equally well might enjoy this little tale. It's nothing outstanding, but it's not bad.


    5. I could not translate the french, nor did I spend anytime deciphering it, so I failed to grasp, well, ANYTHING that I'd read. Perhaps next time I'll DECODE the french language and give it a higher rating but for now one star seems feasible.


    6. The story was lovely, the characters were funny, the setting was wonderful and strange. It's a shame it all gets lost in the dozens of obscure references and the many lines in French. Even if you understand French well, I'm sure it's distracting to switch between languages so frequently in a 3-page piece. Every line is a pretentious, obscure reference to something you probably won't understand, even if you've read the texts it's referencing. Half the plot is still murky in my mind because it was [...]


    7. I didn't rate this short story because to understand it you probably need a decent understanding of french and ancient cultures and myths to understand what the hell was going on. I do not possess these faculties, would love to take a class where this tale was explained.Update: Did the necessary research on the Google machine to explain the story better and am glad I did. Didn't bowl me over, but would love to have seen a parody done on Futurama in fact, I think there may have been one done alre [...]


    8. A good short story which is hampered by the excessive use of French. The general gist is obvious and I'm sure the author used the French language to add extra feeling, although to be honest, it didn't seem necessary.



    9. A very short (not quite 3 pages) story. The majority of it was in English but most of the dialogue was in French. Even though I read French, the constant back and forth between languages was distracting. The Duc is self-important, pompous, and very hate-able. I actually felt sorry for the Devil because he had to deal with the Duc. The opening references to Keats and L'Andromache (evidently a Greek tragedy turned into a play by Racine) felt like a rather smug and unnecessary preface to the work. [...]


    10. In this short story, 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 cards.It is considered to be a humorous story. I would not call this one his best short story by far. Just entertaining and fast reading. No more than fifteen minutes and you are done.I recommend this story for readers that [...]


    11. This story makes it abundantly clear that Poe is well versed in French. Though the French quips add flavor to the story, they also make it rather confusing for someone who does not have any experience with romance languages. Since I speak Spanish, however, I was able to make some educated guesses and, for the most part, comprehend Poe's intentions with this entertaining and bizarre short story. I would not call it his best, but I was still thoroughly entertained by the Duke's dramatic antics.


    12. Ok, so this is a pretty short one that probably would have made no sense had I not had the annotations. You won't get the satire if you can't see what Poe is saying and what he is poking fun at. The part about the ortolan was completely lost on me, for example, but if you read the annotations then you get it and the story is much better.


    13. Ok dear Poe, lets ease up on the French plz. There was only 1 footnote on my copy of this story. There was too much French in the story for me to really like it. My copy is in a paperback collection. Newer collections may have translations with them, I don't know but it would really help.


    14. Honestly, while I understand that overall point and gist of the story, I lost out on a lot of the little jokes and humor, since they were all made at least partially in French--which google translate was only partially helpful with.



    15. Awful short story by Poe, it is almost nonsensical. I think it is supposed to be some sort of humorous satire, but it is completely flat.


    16. Have to use Google Translate for all the French text.This page helped a lot - explanations, footnotes, translations.


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