Masque of the Red Death book illustration by book cover illustrator Duncan Long

Yet another book illustration from my newly illustrated version of Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death — which can be downloaded for free from Datafilehost (in PDF format).

This illustration is actually a composite of several other illustrations I created some time ago. It never really fit into any project, so I pressed it into service here in the section of the story dealing with the massive black clock that chimes ominously.

For those interested, I have several other free ebooks I’ve illustrated and done the graphic design work for: Poe’s “Eleonora” and “The Raven.”

Please feel free to share all three books with your friends, post the titles for download, link to them, etc., etc. I enjoy being able to offer these for free — and they serve as a sort of advertisement for my book cover illustration and book artwork business.

Often word-of-mouth advertising brings book cover artwork projects to me, so the more these free ebooks are shared, the more it helps my business (and encourages me to create more free ebooks). So your help in spreading these to friends and acquaintances is always appreciated.

When not creating his own editions of Poe’s stories and poems, Duncan Long works as a freelance magazine and book illustrator for HarperCollins, PS Publishing, Pocket Books, Solomon Press, Fort Ross, ISFiC Press, and many other publishers and self-publishing authors. See his book illustrations at: