The Fall of the House of Usher

Describe the setting as the story begins. (p. 294)

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The setting of the story is dark and gloomy..... the landscape is dreary, as is the house of Usher.

DURING the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher. I know not how it was --but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit.


The Fall of the House of Usher