The Continuing Relevance of E.A. Poe

His classic plague short story: “The Masque of the Red Death”, which I had the distinct pleasure to anthologize twice for Canadian grade 12 English students. Who could have guessed how truly timeless and prophetic this tale would turn out to be?

(from the 1919 ed. with the famous Harry Clarke illustrations)

(left: from legendary director Roger Corman’s excellent 1964 movie adaptation fro American International which begins with an homage to Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal)

(from the Aug.-Oct. 1964 comic book based on the movie)

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