The Fall of the House of Usher is a macabre story about the final fate of the titular family. Madeline and Roderick Usher, the last of their once-proud line, live in squalor in a dilapidated manor house. An unnamed guest visits the Ushers, witnessing their descent into madness and poverty. After Roderick prematurely buries Madeline, themes of incest are addressed before Madeline's apparent return from the grave occasions Roderick's total collapse and the destruction of the manor house.

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