The Fall of the House of Usher

Describe the setting Poe establishes at the beginning of the story?

What was the setting like?

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The story begins at dusk on a crisp fall day in the 19th Century. The narrator arrives at what he sees as a forbidding mansion in a forlorn countryside. The mansion is covered by a fungus and encircled by a small lake (something like a moat). It is necessary to cross a bridge in order to gain access to the manor.


The Fall of the House of Usher