The Masque of the Red Death is the story of Prince Prospero and his hundreds of wealthy, noble guests on the night of a fabulous masquerade. Holed up in the Prince's private abbey because of fear of a plague sweeping through the unnamed country, Prospero and his guests have a night of forced merriment further intensified by the presence of a mysterious masked figure in red. At the story's conclusion the figure is revealed to be a personification of the plague and Prospero and his guests are doomed.

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