What crime did Fortunato commit in The Cask of Amontillado?

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What crime did Fortunato commit in The Cask of Amontillado?

'The Cask of Amontillado':

'The Cask of Amontillado' is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. Poe, who authored more than sixty short stories during his lifetime, was also known as a poet and a critic. He also worked for a short time as an editor of Graham's Magazine.

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In 'The Cask of Amontillado,' the 'crime' committed by Fortunato is not divulged. Montresor simply claims that Fortunato has done him a 'thousand...

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Poe's The Cask of Amontillado: Summary and Analysis

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The Cask of Amontillado analysis and The Cask of Amontillado summary in this lesson will help you understand the plot and literary devices in this Poe story.


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