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
From 612 Ratings


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.


  • Masque of the RedDeath

    By _hurley554
    A classic from High school. Reading it again put me in mind of that cheerleader.
  • COVID mood

    By bel the koala
    A cautionary tale of what happens when you don’t social distance
  • The Masque of the Red Death

    By Mataleshka
    There’s a message from Poe here applicable in this Plague Year.
  • Prose poem

    By Paulene Clairevaux
    A long prose poem on hubris and the attempt to escape its fate.
  • Good but confused

    By popcorn316
    This was a good book but when you first read it you are confused and it's hard to understand .

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

    By derric.nimmers
    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

    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

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

    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