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The Masque of the Red Death
The Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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The Masque of the Red Death is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842. 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 enters and makes his way through each of the rooms. When Prospero confronts this stranger, he falls dead. The story follows many traditions of Gothic fiction and is often analyzed as an allegory about the inevitability of death, though some critics advise against an allegorical reading. Many different interpretations have been presented, as well as attempts to identify the true nature of the disease of the "Red Death."
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Booksnchill
The Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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#ChillingPhotoChallenge #Mask #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick watched the PBS American Masters documentary on Edgar Allen Poe yesterday so an obvious choice for today‘s prompt is the Masque of the red death - liberties with the spelling but on point!

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Marmie7
Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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Read it and now watched it. Vincent Price💖
#teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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Marmie7
The Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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Listened to this last night-twice. It's creepy good! #teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid This is my very favorite by Edgar Allan Poe ❤️🖤❤️ 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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mjester
The Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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@TheReadingMermaid Here you go. Not as good as thumbing through the book yourself, but still...

TheReadingMermaid That is fabulous. I love the artwork in this edition 😍😍😍 my addition is beautiful but it has no illustrations in it. I wish that it did. 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 10mo
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mjester @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I am loving it here! ❤ 10mo
mjester @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you 😀 I feel like I'm home here. 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mjester ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
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rohit-sawant
The Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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A low-hanging fruit, I know, but I couldn't pass up the chance to share this sweet artwork!
(Via https://bit.ly/2SPkcov )
#Masquerade
#MusicalNewYear
@Cinfhen @vivastory

DivineDiana Gorgeous! And a favorite! ❤️ 11mo
Mdargusch Wow! ❤️ 11mo
rohit-sawant @DivineDiana Mine as well! 11mo
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batsy I love it! 11mo
JessClark78 🖤 11mo
readordierachel Gorgeous 😍 11mo
vivastory Great artwork! I almost chose this one. 👍👏 11mo
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Eggs
The Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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Cinfhen Excellent!!! 11mo
KatieanneF Brilliant. He‘ll always be my favorite 🖤 11mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻🖤🖤🖤 11mo
Eggs @Cinfhen @KatieanneF @Cathythoughts Thanks 🖤❤️🖤 11mo
vivastory I almost picked this one. Excellent choice! 11mo
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jpmcwisemorgan
Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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Craftylikefox
The Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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1. I read a small collection of Edgar Allen Poe when I was 11 and that is what started my love for horror books. Plus my love for Edgar Allen Poe
2. Harry Houdini, after reading Witch of Lime Street, he would be an interesting one to meet!
3. People that bang their silverware against plates cups. Makes an awful noise 😡 also, entitled people 🤬
Join in the fun!!!

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callielafleur
The Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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My first time doing a quote challenge! Day 1: death

Android Litsy users: what app do you use to make quote images?

#quotsyNov17 @TK-421

La_Cori I use "Quotes creator": there are lots of backgrounds (and you can add your personal images/photos) and fonts ? 2y
callielafleur @La_Cori Thanks! I'll give it a go. 2y
batsy I use Textgram. Now I want to check out the other apps because it's fun to see if they have cooler backgrounds 😁 2y
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Jas16
Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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Prince Prospero may think it is #partytime but this is an invitation I will gladly decline. I much prefer our Litsy Party of Ones. #gypsykatsbirthdayweek

DGRachel My favorite Poe story. 😍 2y
GypsyKat Ohh I love it! This was the darkest post I've seen for this, and it's fantastic! 😆🖤 2y
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quirkyreader
The Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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This is one of my favourite Poe stories.

tournevis Me too! 2y
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JacintaMCarter
The Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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DGRachel One of my favorite Poe tales! 3y
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freyaheart
The Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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Happy Birthday to the Master of the Macabre.

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Simona
Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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Your gift has arrived and I love it❣ Thank you @Anitta you made my day. I hope, that you have a nice celebration yesterday. Želim ti sve dobro i miran Badnji dan.

#secretsantabookswap

Anitta @Simona well, hallelujah, praise the Lord! I was getting really desperate :/ I'm glad you like it ♡ Imamo beli, snegom zavejan Bozic, divno je. Hvala! 3y
Hobbinol 😍oh! That bookmark!❤ 3y
Simona @Hobbinol It's very beautiful❣ 3y
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Simona @Anitta Hvala tebi za zbilja divan poklon! 3y
Lidia That is my favorite E.A. Poe tale 😊 3y
Gissy I love Edgar Allan Poe! 3y
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KafkaKitten
The Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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I went to visit The Poe House museum in Baltimore today! It was super cool! And then of course I had to walk over to a church cemetery to see his two grave sites. If you're in the area, definitely check it out!

britt_brooke Awesome! 3y
Dragon Sounds fun and spooky 👻 3y
KafkaKitten @Dragon Very! I'm a huge Poe fan and it made my spooky black soul happy 💀👻😈 3y
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LeahBergen Nice!!!! ❤️ 3y
Dragon You inspired me so I went to a Zombie Walk. 👍👻 3y
KafkaKitten @Dragon Yay for spooky festivities! 👻 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings I took my Daughter's 12 month photos today and she was Poe! ❤️ 3y
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aeeklund
Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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Coffee with @RavenRenegade is very bookish. (Featuring her Bronte sisters mug and my Poe mug, both by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild.) #shenanigans #coffeeandbooks #crashqueens #bleedcaffeine