Campfire Classics Collection Volume 11: The Masque of the Red Death

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We will be continuing the Campfire Classics Collection throughout the season. For this addition to the collection, we have a tale from one of the true masters of horror. The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe was first published in Graham’s Magazine in 1842. It’s a beautifully delivered allegory for the inevitability of death. Poe’s work is of course always laden with metaphor and allusion, but this tale has a particularly impactful personification of death that has really stuck with us over the years. Enjoy!


Campfire: Tales of the Strange and Unsettling is created for adult audiences only. The content and discussion in this show will necessarily engage with various accounts that include violence, anxiety, fear, and occasional body horror. Much of it will be emotionally and intellectually challenging to engage with. We will flag especially graphic or intense content so as to never put you in an uninformed or unprepared position. We will do our best to make this a space where we can engage bravely, empathetically, and thoughtfully with difficult content every week. 


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