The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe - A Short Summary and Review

A short summary of The Masque of the Red Death:

A pallid killjoy crashes Prospero's final party.

My favorite Edgar Allan Poe quote from the book:

"Even among those who laugh at both life and death, some matters cannot be laughed at."

Questions to ponder while reading the book:

Can you outrun an illness?

Can you dance in the face of death?

My review of The Masque of the Red Death:

Something light to read during the quarantine.

Can anyone truly be isolated?

I wonder now......


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