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Алтан цох

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  4,400 ratings  ·  168 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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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
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
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
Feb 26, 2015 ☯Emily rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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
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.
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!
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
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
Bayanjargal M
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
There's suspense but it's not too scary, perfect for a scaredy cat like me, old school psychological terror and the supernatural.
I fell in love with Poe as a teen, and still find him utterly perfect in his genre.
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
Oumaima Alyassini
It's a jaw-dropping story about cryptography. It's so intriguing.. And The character of William Legrand is one hell of a genius..
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
Grace Louise Papathimiu
Me and this story go back a long way...
The Gold-Bug by Edgar Alan Poe

Edgar Alan Poe struck me as a strange writer, when I had the first chance to read the first of his stories, some thirty years ago.
In one of these tales, the main personage is sailing on a boat, but has these continuous nightmares wherein he is buried alive, by mistake.
I am not sure of the medical condition of Poe, but he seems to have suffered from an anxiety. He feared that he would suffer an attack of epilepsy-I think it might have been – and presumed dead, they w
Sam Kasbrick
2.5/5 stars
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I thought it was a good story. But, I feel like it was told in a backwards fashion. I think it would have been better if the happenings were swapped and we followed the story through the perspective of William Legrand. In my opinion, that would have made for a more fun and interesting story. Then we could have tried to figure out the coded message with Legrand and went on the journey knowing that he wasn't crazy and what his intention was, rather than finding out everything at the en
Ale Rivero
Mi edición es un poco distinta a esta, posee cuatro relatos: El escarabajo de oro, El gato negro, Los crímenes de la calle Morgue, La verdad sobre el caso del señor Valdemar y el poema El cuervo.
Todos los tenía ya leídos, menos El Cuervo, y compré el libro exclusivamente por eso. Poe es uno de mis autores favoritos y sus relatos siempre me han encantado, y esta recopilación no ha sido la diferencia. Muy recomendable
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.
I went through a Poe phase when I was young. This is one of the stories that got under my skin. I liked to sit in the sun and read it out loud, using my 'I am reading Poe' voice, which sounded kind of creepy. I wanted to write like him when I grew up, but unfortunately I am still waiting!
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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.
Lo mas interesante de este cuento, fue la resolución del criptograma, el estilo narravito es muy similar al de Jules Verne, obviamente, el segundo se inspira en el primero para crear sus historias.
Very different from the traditional doom, gloom, gore, and horror that we all expect from Poe. This tale is about cryptology and has a nice little ending that makes you go "Hmmmmm...".
Ebster Davis
"And then the series of accidents and coincidences-these were so very extraordinary. "

This one was a lot of fun. It's different from what I expected from Poe, Mysteries, and (view spoiler) adventures.

To me, what's cool about this story is that it reverses the "gradual suspense buildup" style Poe (and most other authors) usually employ. The suspense is kind of retrospective, I wouldn't have thought that were possible, but Poe has done it.


Note: If you're exp
Marts  (Thinker)
Here Poe tells the tale of William Legrand's gold quest after he gets an insect bite
Ahmed Ibrahim
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If I had known that at the end it were about a treasure hunt, I hadn't read it in first place.

I thought it would be about the bug itself, but the story was more focused on the process which Mr. Legrand made to find the treasure - boring.


Now I know what kind of reading I don't enjoy.
Sorry, Poe.
Jungmin Lee
The Gold Bug by Edgar Allan Poe is about a man whose friend William Legrand has discovered a gold scarab beetle. They together find out that the "insect" leads to more than just a piece of paper.
While reading this 4-part story, I noticed there was little mentioning of murder; it didn't create much action. However, this was more of solving clues to find treasure than a simple crime. There was more knowledge of the characters in the book; they were like Sherlock Holmes (William) and Dr. Watson (
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