The Masque of the Red Death

Picture Book, 44 pages

The story by Edgar Allan Poe (1842) is about Prince Prospero and a group of rich aristocrats who dig themselves in a fortress to hide from the raging pest in the city. The circle celebrates hilariously and assembles at a masked ball of the most unusual magnificence. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its beginning and ending.


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