The Masque of the Red Death

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Project Gutenberg, 2010 - Fiction
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"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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The Masque of the Red Death is far from my favorite Poe, but I've never read anything by Poe that would merit less than 3 stars. Read full review

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One can lock oneself away, but that which can hurt us really lies within. This is a great example of literature from the American Romantic movement, moving away from the Age of Enlightenment, during ... Read full review

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