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The Gold-Bug
     

The Gold-Bug

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by Edgar Allan Poe, United Holdings Group
 

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The Gold-Bug is a classic tale written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1843. 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

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The Gold-Bug is a classic tale written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1843. 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 sceptical servant. What follows is a strange tale of coded messages, hidden treasure, and uncanny prophecy that will both enthral 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612981529
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
01/09/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
179 KB

Meet the Author

Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.

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The Gold-Bug 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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