The setting is in and around ____________ abbey during the plague. what is the setting in the   the masque of the red death. by edgar allan poe

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Are you asking for the name of the abbey where the story is set?  If so, the abbey does not have a name, or at least we are not told what the name is.  We are just told that it is one of the king's "castellated abbeys."

The King and his courtiers are terribly afraid of the Red Death.  They think that they can avoid dying if they will just lock themselves up where they cannot come into contact with anyone who carries the disease.  So they go and they shut themselves up in this abbey.  They live it up in the abbey, but in the end, isolation cannot protect them from the Red Death.

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