First published in a 1849 edition of The Flag of Our Union, Hop-Frog is a revenge tale akin to The Cask of Amontillado. Told from the perspective of a crippled jester who was taken from his homeland and has been abused by the king he serves, the story focuses on the revenge Hop-Frog takes after the king strikes his fellow countrywoman and performer, the dancer Trippetta.
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Edgar Allan Poe (Author)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is an American author of short stories, poetry, and literary criticism and theory. Famous for his tales of mystery and horror, he was one of the earliest masters of the short story and is widely considered to be the fat...