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by Edgar Allan Poe

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What is the setting of the story?

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The setting for "The Masque of the Red Death" is a castellated abbey in a country devastated by a mysterious plague.

The setting of the abbey fulfills at least three functions. It is a magnificent and extensive building, reflecting the "eccentric yet august" taste of Prince Prospero. It is also, however, a...

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