The Masque of the Red Death

The Masque of the Red Death

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"The Masque of the Red Death", originally published as "The Mask of the Red Death", is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842. The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a dangerous plague known as the Red Death by hiding in his abbey. He, along with many other wealthy nobles, has a masquerade ball within seven rooms of his abbey, each decorated with a different color. In the midst of their revelry, a mysterious figure enters… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1842

Word count: 2,437 words (≈ 10 minutes)


Copyright: Public Domain

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