The Masque of the Red Death (Google eBook)
"The Masque of the Red Death," a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe, 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 different color. In the midst of their revelry, a mysterious figure enters and makes his way through each of the rooms. When Prospero confronts this stranger, he falls dead ...
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Review: The Masque of the Red DeathUser Review - Nagisa - Goodreads
So who is the intruder? And why did the prince die? I'm not a fan of Gothic or mystery novels so the story gave me only "umm ok" moment. But the story is rich in imagery; especially, illustrations of rooms produce creeping effects on the whole story. In this respect, it's quite a work of art. Read full review
Review: The Masque of the Red DeathUser Review - Erin - Goodreads
In one of my Literature textbooks, this is the story the book chose to best set the example of how important setting can be to a story. Poe's incredible talent in setting a mood through the most ... Read full review