The Gold-Bug

The Gold-Bug

by Edgar Allan Poe


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Believing William Legrand to have gone insane following an insect bite, his friend initially decries his quest for gold as the ramblings of a madman. Yet when Legrand's conviction fails to waiver, they set off on a bizarre journey, accompanied by Jupiter, Legrand's loyal and equally skeptical servant. What follows is a strange tale of coded messages, hidden treasure, and uncanny prophecy that will both enthrall and baffle even the most perceptive readers.Part horror story, part detective fiction, The Gold Bug is an ingenious tale bearing all the hallmarks of Poe's extraordinary narrative skill. It is presented here with The Sphinx, a similarly themed and equally disturbing short story. Wonderfully versatile as an author and best known for his tales of terror and the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) holds a venerable place in the history of American literature.

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ISBN-13: 9781695888609
Publisher: Independently published
Publication date: 09/28/2019
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.15(d)

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Edgar Allan Poe

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The Gold-Bug 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
kidzdoc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a novella about an estranged man living on an island off the coast of Charleston, Souh Carolina, who discovers a mysterious golden bug with the outline of a skull on its back. He subsequently finds a map with the bug on it, which leads him to buried pirate treasure. This was a trivial story that wasn't worth the time spent reading it.
Praise75 More than 1 year ago
I reviewed this title and found the download to be satisfactory. Perhaps the purchaser who experienced a problem did not wait until his download was complete before opening the book. Check with Barnes & Noble to ask if you can download another copy for free.
Kate Castillo More than 1 year ago
Very short interesting story about 83 pages!!
patio14 More than 1 year ago
and the story stops at page 102 because................WHY.....????? poco