The grand-prize winner of a writing contest sponsored by the Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper, The Gold-Bug was one of Poe's most popular stories during his lifetime. Similar to his ratiocination tales—early versions of what we now call detective fiction—The Gold-Bug is full of mystery and adventure and includes a cryptogram, invisible ink, a scarab-like bug, and pirate treasure.
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Edgar Allan Poe (Author)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is an American author of short stories, poetry, and literary criticism and theory. Famous for his tales of mystery and horror, he was one of the earliest masters of the short story and is widely considered to be the fat...