The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe

The Masque of the Red Death

By Edgar Allan Poe

  • Release Date: 1842-01-01
  • Genre: Horror
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 447 Ratings

Description

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, 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 disguised as a Red Death victim enters and makes his way through each of the rooms.

Reviews

  • UNIQUE

    5
    By Vader_geek1429
    A unique portrayal of what the plague seemed to be.
  • The Masque of the Red Death

    5
    By DeeNimz2
    A very short but very interesting one. Read it slowly and try to take in everything and pick out his meaning.
  • Masque of the Read Death

    4
    By Aaudz
    This compelling short story has moved me since high school. The symbolic images and illuminating mood all combine to making this story one of a kind.
  • The Masque of the Red Death

    4
    By The Raven review
    What a chiller! So short, but so creepy!
  • I read this in study hall

    5
    By Every1 took the good names.
    I have such an unhealthy love for this book. And I really suggest listening to burn by three days grace when reading. That song always reminds me of this
  • Horrible

    1
    By Ttttt123ccc123
    This was the absolutely worst book I've ever read; I do not recommend this book to anyone.
  • Fantastic Classic

    5
    By Colton007
    I love this book it's a classic and it will be continuously read through out history it's one of my favorite short stories! 😃
  • The masque of the red death

    5
    By Bookworm67678
    This book was extremely good, yet chilling. Not for small children
  • Edgar Allen Poe

    5
    By OzzyOsbourne's#1fan
    Masterpiece. Nuff said.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Hello,my name is ______
    This is one of the first book that I read that I just can't put down. I'm always reading this even after I finished it for the 3rd time.its a truly amazing novel by Edgar Allen Poe .. What a brilliant author.