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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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  • Josef Sikelianos
  • 15-07-19

It’s a great story

The narration was a bit lackluster IMO. The narrator sounds wooden and noncommittal to me. Fun to hear it again though, I haven’t read this story in many years.

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  • Joseph A. Ciecierega
  • 13-03-18

Interesting

I found this hard to follow, the old English, and sub-par narration had me hanging on every word. people must have had a lot more brain power to follow that mystery.