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Алтан цох

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  4,997 Ratings  ·  228 Reviews
Los tres relatos pertenecen a lo más consagrado de la obra de Poe en cuanto al género policial. Cada uno plantea un misterio fascinante. que el frío razonamiento de los respectivos investigadores terminará por dilucidar.
Paperback, 2, 48 pages
Published 2011 by Monsudar (first published September 13th 1842)
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
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"The Gold-Bug," written in 1843, was one of Edgar Allen Poe's most popular stories. He actually won a $100 prize for it in a newspaper's writing contest (likely the most he was ever paid for any of his works). It tells the story of William Legrand, who finds and deciphers an old parchment with a hidden message that leads to a pirate's buried treasure -- thus taking advantage of the nineteenth century public's enthusiasm for both cryptography and buried treasure.

The cipher on the parchment is a r
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Araz Goran

إدغار آلان پو ~ البقة الذهبية ..



كما هي العادة في قصص " پو " حيث الأفكار العجيبة والأشياء التي لا تنتمي الى العالم بصلة .. لا شك أننا نتحدث عن إبداع لا مثيل له في أدب القصة من حيث الإطار الأدبي والزمني أيضاً..

يتحدث پو في هذه القصة عن رجل إصطاد بقة ذهبية يدعي أنها نادرة الوجود أستحوذ على اهتمامه بشدة، قرر أن يري تلك الحشرة لصديقه وهو كاتب القصة ..

البقة لم تكن موجودة حينئذ حين أتى الرجل إلى كوخه.. حاول أن يرسمها لصديقه، بينما هو يكمل رسمته، إكتشف بطريق الصدفة أن ذلك الرق الذي حاول ان يرسم عليه إن
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Fernando
Oct 01, 2016 Fernando rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Poe era muy famoso por saber descifrar cualquier tipo de enigma de símbolos, criptogramas o puzzle de deducción que se le presentara. Su inteligencia deductiva era asombrosa para este tipo de cosas. Acostumbraba a desafiar a los lectores a que le enviaran acertijos, y enigmas que él descifraba fácilmente y nadie nunca lo pudo vencer. Nadie le envió algo que él no dedujera. El Escarabajo de Oro se trata justamente de un tesoro que debe ser descubierto a partir de descifrar un criptograma y un pla ...more
Vane J.
3.5 out of 5 stars

This is a story about a treasure hunt that starts with finding a gold beetle, and proceeds from there with adventure and ciphers and ingenious explanations.

The narrator is the usual nameless/faceless one that appears in most of Poe's stories. This time, though, he's not unreliable.

Truly recommended for fans of Poe and/or short stories.
George
Aug 25, 2016 George rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Αν και ντρέπομαι να το πω, αυτή είναι μόλις η πρώτη ιστορία του Έντγκαρ Άλαν Πόε που διαβάζω. Ναι, ξέρω, είναι περίεργο. Μου αρέσουν οι ιστορίες μυστηρίου και τρόμου και μέχρι τώρα δεν είχα διαβάσει Πόε. Αλλά ποτέ δεν είναι αργά! Τώρα διάβασα και έχω μια εικόνα για την γραφή και τις ιδέες του μεγάλου αυτού συγγραφέα. Λοιπόν, πρόκειται για μια ωραία, ενδιαφέρουσα και ατμοσφαιρική ιστορία, μ'ένα κυνήγι θησαυρού που βασίζεται σ'έναν χρυσό σκαραβαίο, μια περγαμηνή και τις ανθρώπινες ικανότητες για α ...more
Exina
The Gold Bug tells the adventure of Mr. William Legrand, a recluse and entomologist, who finds a gold bug which eventually leads him to a buried treasure of pirates.


He had hunted down and secured, with Jupiter's assistance, a scarabaeus which he believed to be totally new, but in respect to which he wished to have my opinion on the morrow.
"And why not tonight?" I asked, rubbing my hands over the blaze, and wishing the whole tribe of scarabaei at the devil.

The narrator is very skeptical, and d
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Orient
Jun 12, 2016 Orient rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: pirates :)

"The Gold Bug" is a nice short treasure hunt with a great introduction to cryptography and codebreaking. It definitely tickled my curiosity and I tried to decipher the code.

Though this book was a little bit bitter due to the racism, shown to the black servant.
Andrei Tamaş
Feb 11, 2016 Andrei Tamaş rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un iz de aventură într-o expunere romanţată a relaţiei dintre supranatural şi coincidenţă explicată, aprioric, tot printr-o coincidenţă.

"Îţi dai oare seama ce minunată întâmplare a fost faptul că toate aceste evenimente s-au petrecut în acea singură zi a anului în care a fost destul de frig ca să facem foc, şi că fără foc sau amestecul câinelui, tocmai în clipa aceea când a intrat, eu n-aş fi luat cunoştinţă de capul de mort şi, prin urmare, n-aş fi ajuns niciodată în stăpânirea comorii?"

"E obi
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Dimitris
Jan 21, 2016 Dimitris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Η έκδοση που έχω πέρα από την ιστορία του Χρυσού Σκαραβαίου έχει ακόμα δύο: τη "Διπλή δολοφονία της οδού Μοργκ" και το "Κλεμμένο γράμμα", οπότε θα η βαθμολογία μου είναι ένας μέσος όρος όλων.

Ο χρυσός σκαραβαίος: 3,5/5
Μια ιστορία ευχάριστη, και έχει ενδιαφέρον το πώς ξεδιπλώνει τον "γρίφο" ώστε να βρεθεί αυτό που ζητάνε. Μέχρι εκεί όμως.

Η διπλή δολοφονία της οδού Μοργκ: 4,5/5
Ένα σύντομο μυστήριο και διαλεύκανση ενός φόνου με αρκετό μεγάλο ενδιαφέρον. Θεωρείται από πολλούς ως η απαρχή των αστυν
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Walter Mendoza
Jan 05, 2016 Walter Mendoza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Gold-Bug is a masterpiece of deductive mystery story of Edgar A. Poe. The story takes place on Sullivan's Island about Captain Kidd's buried treasure and a parchment like a key, with an amazing cryptanalysis, and excellent and big final. In conclusion a book I Recommend.
Benjamin Stahl
The first time I read this, I thought it was very boring. Having just read it again, in my epic journey to read every single goddamned thing that Poe has ever written - (I shall be married with kids by the time I am finished; or, more likely, rotting beneath an unmarked grave as all my friends go on without realizing I'm even dead) - I guess I enjoyed the story a little bit more. But hell, by the time I finished it, I think I basically had the same impressions. I give it for credit for making se ...more
Maria Thomarey
Nov 23, 2015 Maria Thomarey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5
Pam
Nov 30, 2011 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
I first read The Gold Bug several years ago, when I was only about ten years old, maybe even younger. I remember making -- or more accurately, trying to make -- my own treasure map and riddle after I finished it. At that time, I didn't know who Edgar Allan Poe was, but I decided after reading this story that he is a brilliant writer. I can see now that The Tell-Tale Heart is better written, words- and tone-wise, but The Gold Bug was what made me like Poe as a writer. No doubt, The Gold Bug stren ...more
☯Emily
Feb 26, 2015 ☯Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ☯Emily by: NYU course
Just an average Poe story about a hidden treasure. It is absurd and ridiculous, but I still read it to the end. However, I am wondering what happened to the treasure. (view spoiler)
Nyamka Ganni
Feb 01, 2015 Nyamka Ganni rated it it was amazing
Гайхалтай л гэж хэлье даа. По-гийн бичлэгийн стиль оюунлаг байдаг юм шиг. Өөр бүтээлүүдийг нь олж уншихаар төлөвлөв. Дээр нь нэмээд орчуулга үнэхээр сайхан юм. Монгол зохиолоо уншиж байгаа юм шиг л санагдлаа.
Urangoo
Mar 09, 2010 Urangoo rated it really liked it
Аз гэдэг сохор юм. Гэхдээ хүрээд ирсэн азыг тосоод авах чадвар тухайн хүнээс л хамаарна. Зохиолын баатар Легранд гайхалтай ажигч, мэдлэг өндөр, юмны учрыг тайлан олох чадвартайнхаа ачаар нэгэн цагт өөрийг нь орхин одсон аз, эд баялагийг олж авдаг. Харин гогцоо сэжүүрийн учгийг тайлахаар зорин бодолд автан байхад нь түүний найз, дагалдах негр зарц нь хүртэл сэтгэл мэдрэл нь муудаж гэж бодоцгоож байдаг. Тайлагдалгүй үлдсэн нэг зүйл нь энэ бүхний эхлэл болсон алтан цох. Мэдээж алтан цох байгаль дээ ...more
Carly Ellen Kramer
I'm giving this 5 stars because I felt compelled to read it a second time and later even a third time. It's such a STRANGE story... superbly written as I would expect from Poe, but strange, strange, strange!
Janith Pathirage
This is my favorite Edgar Allan Poe story. This is not a horror story and I almost felt like reading a Shirlock Holmes adventure. William Legrand is such a genius. I really enjoyed the methods he used to find the golden bug, that actually is the icing to this story. A very good rainy night read.
Isaac Cooper
Well, I read this to the end, so that’s something. This is my first Poe and, surprise, it wasn’t terrible! The Gold Bug is a short novella/story, quite short indeed, about a treasure hunt, I suppose you’d say? But there isn’t much treasure hunting, really, but it’s the main focus of the story, the treasure. I enjoyed the first three quarters of The Gold Bug, seeing the narrator and his eccentric friend (and his ‘negro,’ Jupiter, who, by the way, has some of the worst ‘black writing’ I’ve ever se ...more
Stephen
Jul 04, 2009 Stephen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Gold Bug” is set on Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina. He had spent a portion of his short military career at Fort Moultrie on the island that overlooks Charleston Harbor and knew the location well. It served as atmosphere for this exotic tale of buried treasure, secret messages and gold beetles that look like human skulls.

So what better place for me to read the short work? I spent two weeks on Sullivan’s Island and nearby Isle of Palms, which is where I bought and read
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Bayanjargal Munkh-Orshikh
Apr 27, 2015 Bayanjargal Munkh-Orshikh rated it really liked it
Д.Нацагдоржийн хөрвүүлэгтэй уг зохиолыг олж үзэв. Орчуулга модон байх тусам уйтгар төрүүлж, гол утга санаа алдагддаг гэдэг. Эх хэлээрээ уншсан бяцхан номыг хөрвүүлэн бичсэн яруу үгсийг нь гайхан биширсээр эхлүүллээ. Номын утга санааг тоймлосон таамаглал булш ухах мөчид бага зэрэг айдсаар солигдсоор нууцлан бичигдсэн саарин дээрх зургийг үзэх мөчид хохимой толгойноос нь эвгүйцэв. Ямартай ч би алтнаас тэр тусам авдартай үнэт эрдэнэсээс цэрвэн сэжиглэнэ. Хүний шунаг сэтгэл үхэхдээ хүртэл үнэт зүйлс ...more
Denise
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 option as I read along, and it was a laugh hearing Jupiter's lines. Not bad, the pirate angle, too. Pirates, code cracking, Poe- what could be better? I know it sounds like I am being facetious, but I r ...more
Miriam
Feb 01, 2016 Miriam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm on a roll here with reading Edgar Allan Poe this week!
A short story about coming across a gold bug and what adventure it will bring the characters and the readers!
The narration is so misleading, making me think horrific things might happen and also because it's Poe! I was surprised how it turned out and how ingenious this story was!
Poe just created the original Indiana Jones in Will Legrand.
Greg Kerestan
This novella finds Poe attempting to tie together two of his pet genres- the "tale of deduction" and the "burlesque comedy." The deductive portion is fairly successful, although Poe dilutes it by having the action occur offstage and be explained, unlike the more active Dupin stories; however, the comedy is based around a burlesque slave named Jupiter whose minstrel show antics border on Jar Jar Binks territory. All in all, not a terrible failure, but far from Poe's best work.
Carol
Jul 17, 2015 Carol rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Una búsqueda del tesoro bastante estándar. El detalle del escarabajo fue interesante, y creo que descubrí que era un bicho verdadero, pero muerto, o al menos eso entendí. XD
Lo demás fue una historia como cualquier otra, el pirata que esconde su tesoro y deja las coordenadas en clave. Y cómo descifran el misterio para buscar el botín.
Sakuranko
Me encantan las historias de Poe y esta en particular me parece algo bastante graciosa. me encanta como se desarrolla el misterio en esta historia es realmente increíble y el final realmente me pareció divertido . Me gustó lo suficiente como para pensar en volver a leer este cuento una tarde del domingo. Si bien me gustó no me encantó.

3 estrellas!
Mango
Aug 26, 2016 Mango rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
**อานเวอรชันทีแดนอรัญแปลจา**

คือถาเกิดในยุคโป กตองรูสึกแนๆ แหละวาเรืองนีมันเจงโคตร วิธีถอดรหัสมันดูลำมาก แตในปี 2016 นี วิธัแกรหัสแบบนีมันธรรมดาไปแลว แถมพอเปนเรืองสัน ความซับซอนของการไขรหัสมันกเลยไมคอยละเอียดเทาไหร

เปนงานแปลของแดนอรัญเลมแรกทีรูสึกวา แดนอรัญไมคอยใสตัวเองเขาไปเทาไหร (แตกใชวาจะไมมีนะ)
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Dimitra
Jan 25, 2016 Dimitra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I will say what I always say about Poe, no matter which of his stories/poems I read...
Poe is an artist! Poe is unique!
Poe is mysterious! Poe is scary!
Poe is Poe!!! <3 And I love him!!!
All of his stories and poems give you the chills and you just can't stop reading!!!
If you haven't read any of his work...please do a gift to yourself and go read some!!!
Lou
This short story was very "short" for me. I loved the explanation about the cryptography and how was discovered the secret treasure of Captain Kidd. Only it seemed too short and with an abrupt end because it doesn't mention what happens after share the treasure, but I loved the story from beginning to end. It was pretty entertaining.
J
Jan 03, 2013 J rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book when I was eight or nine. It was one of the first pieces of fiction that made me suspend my disbelief. Now that I write about it and remember the joy I felt in reading it, I have the urge to read it again.
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