The Gold-Bug" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in 1843. The plot follows William Legrand, who was bitten by a gold-colored bug. His servant Jupiter fears that Legrand is going insane and goes to Legrand's friend, an unnamed narrator, who agrees to visit his old friend. Legrand pulls the other two into an adventure after deciphering a secret message that will lead to a buried treasure.
Although it does not at first appear to be so, "The Gold Bug" is akin to a detective story, complete with William Legrand as the hut-dwelling American counterpart to the French C. Auguste Dupin in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Purloined Letter" and the narrator as the confused but intelligent sidekick who witnesses the central character's genius.
Complete summary of Edgar Allan Poe's The Gold-Bug. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Gold-Bug. Many years before the story’s present, the unnamed narrator of The Gold-Bug made friends with William Legrand, a descendant of an old Huguenot family of New Orleans, who now lives in a hut on Sullivan’s Island, nine miles from Charleston, South Carolina. Once wealthy, Legrand lost his fortune and now lives a simple life with his Newfoundland dog and one servant, an old black man named Jupiter, a former slave
The Gold-Bug" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843, which includes elements of mystery and adventure. The action takes place on Sullivan's Island, North Carolia and in the nearby town of Charleston. The three characters in the story are an unnamed narrator, William Legrand, and Jupiter. William Legrand is a man originally from New Orleans whose family had once been very rich but whose wealth has gradually disappeared
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The Gold-Bug contains a detailed description of how to solve a cryptogram using letter frequency analysis. The story was an instant success and helped popularize cryptography in the 19th century. Edgar Allan Poe's The Gold-Bug is as iconic to cryptography in literature as David Kahn’s Codebreakers is to historical publications on the subject. It became one of his most read and best known stories
The Gold Bug is an Italian trio from Rome formed at the beginning of the 90s. They started from punk influenced personal experiences, moving on to their own sound, pretty much similar to the indie context, more likely to post-rock. Their first studio recording dates back to 1994 and was their first self production, Elegy. 1994 also saw the beginning of their live performances that brought them in 1996 to the Enzimi Festival and in 1997 to the selections for Arezzo Wave
The Gold-Bug - 1894-1895 - The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 3: Tales, ed. E. C. Stedman and G. Woodberry, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (3:5-52) (This version is the first printed text to implement Poe’s substantial changes from the J. Lorimer Graham copy). The Gold-Bug - 1902 - The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 5: Tales IV, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (5:95-142, and 5:321-322). The Gold-Bug - 1978 - The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 3: Tales & Sketches II, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (3:799-847).
The short story entitled The Gold-Bug from Edgar Allan Poe presents a substitution cipher. dCode retains ownership of the source code of the script Gold Bug Cipher online.