Masque of the Red Death

Double spread illustration for Edgar Allan Poe’s short story ‘The Masque of the Red Death’. Depicting the death of Prince Prospero.

“He bore aloft a drawn dagger, and had approached, in rapid impetuosity, to within three or four feet of the retreating figure, when the latter, having attained the extremity of the velvet apartment, turned suddenly and confronted his pursuer. There was a sharp cry – and the dagger dropped gleaming upon the sable carpet, upon which, instantly afterwards, fell prostrate in death the Prince Prospero.”

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