The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

The Masque of the Red Death

Edgar Allan Poe

fiction classics horror mystery short stories adventurous lighthearted mysterious slow-paced

176 pages | first published 1842

Description

However you try to escape it, horror is always there Outside the abbey’s armoured walls, the common poor are ravaged by a grisly pestilence known as the ‘Red Death’, while within, safe and untroubled, the happy Prince Prospero hosts lavish entert...
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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