The author is in the middle of working when he suddenly gets a visitor - a friend, whose face is completely pale. The author is no longer irritated by the interruption he wants to know what has happened. The friend calms down and starts to tell a story of himself ending up in a vicious party where everyone hid their faces behind a mask… ‘A Masked Ball’ is a masterful short story written by Alexandre Dumas.Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was a French writer. He is best known for his novels ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ and ‘The Three Musketeers . Dumas is considered as one of the most significant French writers of the 19th century. Dumas’s background was exceptional in 1800’s France as his grandmother was a black slave - and also Dumas faced a lot of racism. Many of Dumas’s books have been filmed into movies.