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The Gold Bug - Edgar Allan Poe, Tobias Hill
The Gold Bug
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The discovery of a message in code on a shoreline formerly infested with pirates sends William Legrand and his friends on a hunt for buried treasure.
The discovery of a message in code on a shoreline formerly infested with pirates sends William Legrand and his friends on a hunt for buried treasure.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781843911449 (1843911442)
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Pages no: 124
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 The Gold Bug
bookshelves: spring-2012, radio-4x, re-read, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, slaves, adventure, published-1843, gothic, treasure, play-dramatisation Read on May 27, 2012 Couldn't resist re-visiting. This time via R4x:A tale of piracy, slavery and suspense, dramatised by Gregory Evans. Stars Cl...
Mike's Reviews
Mike's Reviews rated it
3.0 'The Gold-Bug' by Edgar Allan Poe (1843)
Edgar Allan Poe, The Gold-Bug (BookSurge Classics, 2004), 50pp An enjoyable, crowd-pleasing short story about a hunt for buried treasure. The cryptography angle is interesting and, for its time, ground-breaking. Unfortunately, also of its time is the unashamedly racist depiction of the black serva...
denisebetteridge
denisebetteridge rated it
This was a great short story. I'd heard and seen it in different forms, but reading it was special, and I learned something. I would bet that I could now solve a cryptogram puzzle thanks to the detailed lesson in the book! To add to the entertainment value, I listened to the text to speech Kindle op...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
Couldn't resist re-visiting. This time via R4x:A tale of piracy, slavery and suspense, dramatised by Gregory Evans. Stars Clarke Peters, John Sharlan and Rhashan Stone.Superb rendition!
Stacia's books
Stacia's books rated it
This version is actually a collection of three short stories by Poe: "The Gold Bug", "The Sphinx", and "William Wilson". I enjoyed all three, especially "William Wilson" (which, to me, had the most ominous undertones). "The Gold Bug" was more entertaining (and funny) than I anticipated. I'm familiar...
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