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The Masque of the Red Death

Short Story

by Edgar Allan Poe

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Within their refuge from a terrible plague called the Red Death, Price Prospero and his court hold an opulent masquerade ball. But one uninvited guest means death for everyone.

A pioneer of the short story genre, Poe' s stories typically captured themes of the macabre and included elements of the mysterious. His better-known stories include " The Fall of the House of Usher" , " The Pit and the Pendulum" , " The Murders in the Rue Morgue" , " The Masque of the Red Death" and " The Tell-Tale Heart" .

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Publication Details

Publisher:
HarperCollins Canada
Imprint:
HarperPerennial Classics
Publication Date:
2013

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Edgar Allan Poe (Author)

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) reigned unrivaled in his mastery of mystery. Born in Boston, he was orphaned at age three, expelled from West Point for gambling and became an alcoholic. In 1836 he secretly wed his thirteen-year-old cousin. The Raven, ...

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