A Comparative Study of Two Chinese Versions of The Fall of the House of Usher

Qianqian WEI


Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher is one of the earliest and most famous horror stories. Its horrifying atmosphere, picturesque language, moving plot, image of death and degradation and even charm of horror itself all capture readers’ hearts. This paper selects two Chinese versions of the novel and tries to compare them in the following aspects: selection of translation method, selection of word meaning and reproduction of ideorealm in the source text. Through the comparison, this paper aims at being helpful in literary translation henceforth.


The Fall of the House of Usher; Translation method; Word meaning; Ideorealm

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