The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

The Masque of the Red Death

Edgar Allan Poe

fiction classics horror short stories dark tense medium-paced

28 pages

Description

A short story by Edgar Allan Poe about a wealthy prince who hides out at a masquerade ball with other wealthy nobles in order to avoid the plague known as "Red Death."
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Community Reviews

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Moods

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

Pace

medium 47%
fast 42%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 55% | A mix: 33% | N/A: 11%

Strong character development?

N/A: 50% | No: 42% | It's complicated: 7%

Loveable characters?

No: 42% | N/A: 35% | It's complicated: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

N/A: 42% | No: 42% | It's complicated: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 38% | N/A: 30% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 15%

Average rating

3.95