The Masque of Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

The Masque of Red Death

Edgar Allan Poe

fiction classics horror short stories adventurous lighthearted mysterious slow-paced

28 pages | first published 1842

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THE "Red Death" had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal—the redness and the horror of blood. There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at...
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Moods

dark 100%
mysterious 52%
tense 42%
challenging 9%
reflective 9%
adventurous 4%

Pace

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fast 42%
slow 10%

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