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Edgar Allan Poe

1809–1849

Major works:
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of NantucketEureka: A Prose Poem • “The Fall of the House of Usher” • “The Tell–Tale Heart” • “The Black Cat” • “The Masque of the Red Death” • “The Pit and the Pendulum” • "The Murders in the Rue Morgue” • “The Poetic Principle” • “The Raven”

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The Masque of the Red Death

Edgar Allan Poe

And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.

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