The Masque of the Red Death (aka Mask of the Red Death) is a short story by Edgar Allen Poe in which revellers attempt to avoid death from a disease termed the Red Death by attending a masquerade within seven rooms, each of a different colour. A mysterious figure, sometimes referred to as The Red Death, attends and the host falls down dead when he confronts him.

The story, including the use of symbolic colour, is quite similar to the general outline of The King In Yellow as described by Robert W. Chambers.

It is explicitly compared to the Play in The Dream-Leech.

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