The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

The Masque of the Red Death

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Edgar Allan Poe

fiction classics horror short stories dark tense medium-paced

76 pages


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 differen...
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tense 40%
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