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Title: The Gold Bug Title Record # 336841
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Date: 1843-06-21
Variant Title of: The Gold-Bug [may list more publications, awards, reviews, votes and covers]
Type: SHORTFICTION [non-genre]
Length: novelette
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note:
  • First officially published under this title in the Salem Gazette in November 1849. A pirated copy was published as a pamphlet using this title in London in 1846-1847.
  • See the notes here.
Synopsis: A man finds a new species of scarab beetle which almost appears to be solid gold; ironically, he makes use of it to help in locating a huge buried treasure.
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Publications

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1882-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe George Routledge & Sons   -/6 160
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1886-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe George Routledge & Sons (Routledge's World Library)     160
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Fall of the House of Usher; Ligeia; The Cask of Amontillado; The Assignation; MS. Found in a Bottle; The Black Cat; The Gold Bug 1897-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Doubleday & McClure (Little Masterpieces)     207
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Gold-Bug and Other Tales 1898-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Downey & Co.     316
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Gold Bug, and, The Black Cat 1899-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe R. F. Fenno & Co.     135
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Edgar Allan Poe 1901-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Doubleday & McClure (Little Masterpieces)     viii+
207
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1902-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Grant Richards (The World's Classics #XXI)   1/- 367
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Edgar Allan Poe's Tales: A Selection 1904-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Cassell & Company (Cassell's National Library #15)     190
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Poe's Tales: Selected for Use in Schools 1906-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Educational Publishing Co. (The Red Shield Classics)     220
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1908-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe J. M. Dent & Sons (Everyman's Library #336)     527
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales 1909-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Duffield & Co.     218
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Selected Tales of Mystery 1909-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe J. B. Lippincott     vi+
335
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Poems and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe 1911-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe B. F. Johnson Publishing Co. (Graded Classics Series)     249
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Gold Bug and Other Selections from the Works of Edgar Allan Poe 1912-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe B. F. Johnson Publishing Co. (Graded Classics Series)     128
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Short Stories for High Schools 1915-00-00 ed. Rosa M. R. Mikels Charles Scribner's Sons     xxii+
453
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Tales 1922-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe The Roycrofters     136
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1928-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Oxford University Press (The World's Classics #XXI)     367
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1933-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Tudor Publishing Company     412
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Harry Clarke , Harry Clarke  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1935-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe J. B. Lippincott   $5.00 317
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1935-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe George G. Harrap & Co.   21/- 317
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Arthur Rackham  
The Gold Bug & Other Tales 1936-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Grosset & Dunlap (Cameo Classics)     248
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Anton Scharff  
The Gold Bug and Other Stories 1947-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Webster / McGraw Hill (The Everyreader library)     119
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
coll  
Tales of Effect: A Selection of the Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe 1948-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Art & Educational Publishers     xxii+
232
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Mystery 1949-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Pan Books 110   223
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Bip Pares  
Famous Mysteries 1955-00-00 ed. Mary Yost Sandrus Scott, Foresman and Company     298
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Don Merrick  
The Gold Bug 1960-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Digit Books D350 2/- 160
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Selected Stories and Poems 1962-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Airmont Books (Airmont Classics #8) CL8 $0.50 253
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Ralph Brillhart Checkmark
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1962-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe J. M. Dent & E. P. Dutton (Everyman's Library #1336)   6/6 xii+
527
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Robin Jacques Checkmark
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1963-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe J. M. Dent & Sons (Everyman's Library #1336) 1336 6/6 xii+
527
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Robin Jacques Checkmark
Tales 1964-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe West Virginia Pulp & Paper Co.      
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1968-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Pan Books X741 3/6 223
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1971-03-00 Edgar Allan Poe J. M. Dent (Everyman's Library #1336) 0-460-01336-X 0.50 xii+
527
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Smythe Checkmark
Tales of Terror and Fantasy: Ten Stories from "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" 1971-06-00 Edgar Allan Poe J. M. Dent (Children's Illustrated Classics #91) 0-460-05091-5   x+
150
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1985-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Chancellor Press (Oxford World's Classics) 1-85152-008-2   367
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Graham Ward Checkmark
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1986-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Octopus Books 0-7064-2651-7   317
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1987-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe The Franklin Library     304
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Tales of Edgar Allan Poe 1991-09-00 Edgar Allan Poe Books of Wonder / William Morrow 0-688-07509-6 $19.95 308
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Barry Moser  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1995-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 1-85326-844-5   [viii]+
296
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Arnold Bocklin Checkmark
Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense 2003-08-00 ed. uncredited Penguin Books Australia 1-56511-776-X 19.83  
audio CD?Compact disc with standard audio tracks
anth  
Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense 2003-08-01 ed. uncredited HighBridge Audio 1-56511-775-1 $24.95  
audio cassette?Cassette tape
anth  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 2003-09-01 Edgar Allan Poe Collector's Library 1-904633-13-7   456
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Selected Works 2005-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Edimat Books (Selected Works) 84-9794-034-2 $11.95 610
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Gold Bug 2007-01-01 Edgar Allan Poe Perfection Learning 978-0-89598-717-4 $3.55 80
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 2008-03-05 Edgar Allan Poe Wordsworth Editions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) 978-1-84022-072-8 2.99 xxv+
287
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Tales of Mystery & Imagination 2008-07-30 Edgar Allan Poe Chartwell Books 978-0-7858-2452-7 $24.99 383
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Harry Clarke  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 2008-09-25 Edgar Allan Poe Calla Editions 978-1-60660-004-7 $40.00 412
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Harry Clarke  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 2009-10-01 Edgar Allan Poe Collector's Library 978-1-904633-13-6 $9.95 455
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Mystery & Imagination 2009-10-05 Edgar Allan Poe Bloomsbury (The Bloomsbury Phantastics) 978-1-4088-0343-1 8.99 x+
334
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Holly Macdonald  
The Dupin Mysteries 2010-06-01 Edgar Allan Poe Capuchin Classics 978-0-9559156-4-2 $12.95 212
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Gold Bug 2014-09-02 Edgar Allan Poe HarperPerennial Classics 978-1-4434-4118-6 $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Tales of Mystery & Imagination 2014-09-15 Edgar Allan Poe Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78404-215-8 14.99 383
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Harry Clarke  
Short Stories for High Schools 2015-11-23 ed. Rosa M. R. Mikels Project Gutenberg 50543 $0.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 2017-09-05 Edgar Allan Poe Alfred A. Knopf (Everyman's Library Children's Classics) 978-1-101-90797-9 $20.00 398
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Arthur Rackham  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 2017-09-07 Edgar Allan Poe Alfred A. Knopf (Everyman's Library Children's Classics) 978-1-85715-522-8 12.50 398
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Arthur Rackham  
Tales of Mystery & Imagination 2019-11-01 Edgar Allan Poe Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78950-939-7 $24.99 383
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Harry Clarke  
Selected Stories and Poems date unknown Edgar Allan Poe Airmont Books (Airmont Classics #8) 0-8049-0008-6 $0.50 253
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
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