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Berenice, a tale of horror by Edgar Allan Poe

By Alex Méndez Romero

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Description

"Berenice" is a short horror story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in the Southern Literary Messenger in 1835.

Plot summary:

The narrator, Egaeus, is a studious young man who grows up in a large gloomy mansion with his cousin Berenice. He suffers from a type of obsessive disorder, a monomania that makes him fixate on objects. She, originally beautiful, suffers from some unspecified degenerative illness, with periods of catalepsy a particular symptom, which he refers to as a trance. Nevertheless, they are due to be married.

One afternoon, Egaeus sees Berenice as he sits in the library. When she smiles, he focuses on her teeth. His obsession grips him, and for days he drifts in and out of awareness, constantly thinking about the teeth. He imagines himself holding the teeth and turning them over to examine them from all angles. At one point a servant tells him that Berenice has died and shall be buried. When he next becomes aware, with an inexplicable terror, he finds a lamp and a small box in front of him. Another servant enters, reporting that a grave has been violated, and a shrouded disfigured body found, still alive. Egaeus finds his clothes are covered in mud and blood, and opens the box to find it contains dental instruments and "thirty-two small, white and ivory-looking substances" — Berenice's teeth.

***Unlock this full story in Spanish and English, the terrifying music and a chilling HUMAN narration ONLY IN SPANISH with an In-App Purchase.

What's New in Version 3.0

-Optimization for iPhone 5 screen
-In the pages the text has been justified

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Stupid

All there is a stupid freaking puzzle it just leads you to buy the full version. Stupidest thing ever

Berenice, a tale of horror by Edgar Allan Poe
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Books
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  • Version: 3.0
  • Size: 97.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Spanish
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).

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