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The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
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Jun 18, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: classics, horror, short-stories, reviewed

I really liked the imagery in this one. I loved the use of color and opulence juxtaposed against disease and death, I loved the idea of a prince sequestering himself amid luxury and decadence while the poor die of a horrible pestilence in the streets. And then the great levelling comes, "And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all." Fantastic writing, that!

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