The Red Room

by H.G. Wells

The Red Room is a short gothic story written by H. G. Wells in 1894. It was first published in the March 1896 edition of The Idler magazine.

An unnamed protagonist chooses to spend the night in an allegedly haunted room, colored bright red in Lorraine Castle. He intends to disprove the legends surrounding it. Despite vague warnings from the three infirm custodians who reside in the castle, the narrator ascends to "the Red Room" to begin his night's vigil.

Year First Published:1896

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