Gold Bug : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

What exactly is the "Gold Bug" how do you receive this award? what did Edgar do to earn this award?

Thanks... I need any responses A.S.A.P. I am doing a term paper.. due tomorrow!!

-- Anonymous, May 26, 2003


Yikes! Poe won a magazine contest for his story "The Gold Bug". Go to for a full manuscript with publishing details. The modern award dedicated to Poe is the "Edgar" a statue of the raven of course. It is given for the best mystery and detective works of the year because Poe oriiginated the modern detective story(four stories including "The Gold Bug").

Surf some Poe sites before you jump to misonceptions. You might like the interactive knowingpoe/ Warning: it may be slow loading and requires updated plugins. Or the site(with links) mentioned above, the best literary Poe site on the web.

-- Anonymous, May 26, 2003

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