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Masque of the Red Death - Bethany Griffin The book is based on a short story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe. Poe's short tale describes a prince who, despite the fact that a gruesome disease is decimating his kingdom, decorates his palace and throws a masquerade ball. One of his guests comes dressed as a disease victim, alarming the crowd, enraging the prince, and finally, infecting everyone in the palace with the Red Death.I wouldn't call this Masque of the Red Death a strict retelling. While Prince Prospero is a character in Bethany Griffin's book, she uses the short story as more of a jumping-off point. The result is an inventive and original story. Griffin's lyrical writing and vivid imagination make this story both macabre and moving.More on my blog... Full Review Here