On Sullivan's Island in Charleston Harbor, William Legrand is—literally and figuratively—bitten by a gold bug and, thereafter, he becomes fixated on the idea of lost treasure. With his servant, Jupiter, a mysterious cipher, and the gold bug itself tied to a bit of string, Legrand sets out to find the buried loot of Captain Kidd.
A pioneer of the short story genre, Edgar Allan Poe's stories typically captured themes of the macabre and included elements of the mysterious. His better-known stories include "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Masque of the Red Death" and "The Tell-Tale Heart".
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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) reigned unrivaled in his mastery of mystery. Born in Boston, he was orphaned at age three, expelled from West Point for gambling and became an alcoholic. In 1836 he secretly wed his thirteen-year-old cousin. The Raven, ...