The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe (Read for Free, 151,559 Views)

How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe “The Masque of the Red Death” is a story by Edgar Allan Poe. 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, hosts a masquerade ball within seven rooms of the abbey, each decorated with a different color. In the midst of their revelry, a mysterious figure disguised as a Red Death victim enters and makes his way t… show more ▼hrough each of the rooms. Prospero dies after confronting this stranger, whose “costume” proves to contain nothing tangible inside it; the guests also die in turn. The story follows many traditions of Gothic fiction and is often analyzed as an allegory about the inevitability of death. Many different interpretations have been presented, as well as attempts to identify the true nature of the disease of the “Red Death.”

The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe——Published in 2010


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