The Gold Bug | Study Guide

Edgar Allan Poe

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The Gold Bug | Suggested Reading


Here are some suggested reading materials and online resources to help you get a better understanding of Edgar Allan Poe's The Gold Bug. In addition, we've listed some articles and other books that are similar to The Gold Bug that you may enjoy.

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Fisher, Benjamin Franklin. The Cambridge Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe. Cambridge UP, 2008.

Kennedy, J. Gerald. "The Limits of Reason: Poe's Deluded Detectives." American Literature, vol. 47, no. 2, 1975, p. 184.

Lepore, Jill. "The Humbug." New Yorker, 27 Apr. 2009.

Poe, Edgar Allan, and Kevin J. Hayes. The Annotated Poe. Belknap, 2015.

Roderick, Phillip L. The Fall of the House of Poe and Other Essays. iUniverse, 2006.

Whalen, Terence. "The Code for Gold: Edgar Allan Poe and Cryptography." Representations, no. 46, 1994, pp. 35–57.

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