question about encoded texts : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

I read a CNN report about some encrypted text that Poe wrote that was only just recently decoded by a student. The article said 'It was one of two encoded texts that Poe presented as the work of a "Mr. W.B. Tyler," challenging readers to break their codes.' On Dec 1, 2000, the article could be accessed at

Are the original texts available anywhere online?

-- Anonymous, December 01, 2000


Me again! I searched on Yahoo and found a very interesting site called "The Edgar Allan Poe Cryptographic Challenge" ( It has more information on the cryptograms.

-- Anonymous, December 01, 2000

I have hear that the encoded text were rejected as being the coveted letter to posterity.

-- Anonymous, December 07, 2000

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