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Edgar Allan Poe

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The Masque of the Red Death Summary

Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Masque of the Red Death" was first published in 1842. In the original publication, the title was given the English spelling of "mask," yet it was changed to "masque" in 1845. In this macabre tale, a Prince Prospero seals himself and a thousand of his friends into the abbey of a castle in order to protect them from a deadly pestilence—The Red Death—that is ravaging the...

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