The Masque of the Red Death

The Masque of the Red Death

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by Edgar Allan Poe
     
 

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A thousand of the favored joined their decadent prince behind high walls and welded gates. They engaged in bizarre celebrations while the Red Death raged outside--until one cryptic figure showed them the true horror in "The Masque of the Red Death". This audiobook also features "Silence: A Fable", in which a demon speaks of stealth, anger and a desolate land where

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A thousand of the favored joined their decadent prince behind high walls and welded gates. They engaged in bizarre celebrations while the Red Death raged outside--until one cryptic figure showed them the true horror in "The Masque of the Red Death". This audiobook also features "Silence: A Fable", in which a demon speaks of stealth, anger and a desolate land where silence is the most frightening sound of all. Unabridged.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781497387959
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/19/2014
Pages:
28
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.06(d)

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Edgar Allan Poe (/po?/; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.

Poe was born in Boston, the second child of two actors. His father abandoned the family in 1810, and his mother died the following year. Thus orphaned, the child was taken in by John and Frances Allan of Richmond, Virginia. They never formally adopted him, but Poe was with them well into young adulthood. Tension developed later as John Allan and Edgar repeatedly clashed over debts, including those incurred by gambling, and the cost of secondary education for the young man. Poe quarreled with Allan over the funds for his education and enlisted in the Army in 1827 under an assumed name. It was at this time that his publishing career began, albeit humbly, with the anonymous collection of poems Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), credited only to "a Bostonian". With the death of Frances Allan in 1829, Poe and Allan reached a temporary rapprochement. However, Poe later failed as an officer's cadet at West Point, declaring a firm wish to be a poet and writer, and he ultimately parted ways with John Allan.

Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals, becoming known for his own style of literary criticism. His work forced him to move among several cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. In Baltimore in 1835, he married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. In January 1845, Poe published his poem "The Raven" to instant success. His wife died of tuberculosis two years after its publication. For years, he had been planning to produce his own journal The Penn (later renamed The Stylus), though he died before it could be produced. Poe died in Baltimore on October 7, 1849, at age 40; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.

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The Masque of the Red Death 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of the description inside of this book makes me vividly imagine what ia happening. All people that have read the 5th wave, read on. The epidemic in this story is called tbe Red Death, and they bleed out of everywhere, and it killed many people. Sound familiar?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is how well known today as Slender man started its true
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poe is disturbing but stll this was an interesting book
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