The Masque of the Red Death (Short Story Books) (Hardcover) by Edgar Allan Poe

The Masque of the Red Death (Short Story Books) (Hardcover)

Edgar Allan Poe

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26 pages


The Masque of the Red Death is a classic short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1842 and considered an emblematic tale of gothic fiction. Featuring many of the tropes which define the genre, we witness in its pages a grim setting of a ...
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dark 100%
mysterious 52%
tense 42%
challenging 9%
reflective 9%
adventurous 4%


medium 47%
fast 42%
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