The Masque of the Red Death
This piece is a great introduction to the rich and evocative prose of Edgar Allan Poe. The story leads naturally into class discussions about the horror genre; which has its roots in folklore; and the real history of the Bubonic Plague. Science and history intertwine here for an engaging literary package.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Interest Levels: 7 - 10

Reading Levels: 2, 4, 6, 8

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