May 1, 2022

This Day in Halloween: Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Masque of The Red Death" is published in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentlemen’s Magazine in 1842. / Illustration by Cesar Arias

The Masque of The Red Death is published in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentlemen’s Magazine in 1842. Edgar Allan Poe’s short story is originally titled The Mask of Red Death: A Fantasy and its disease and death allegory is eventually adapted multiple times on stage, radio, TV and film. 

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