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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An extremely versatile writer best known for his tales of terror and the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe holds a remarkable place in the history of American literature. Poet and novelist Tobias Hill was named as one of the Poetry Book Society's 'Next Generation' poets in 2004. His latest poetry collection is 'Nocturne in Chrome and Sunset Yellow'.
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