Author(s): Edgar Allan Poe
Believing William Legrand to have gone insane following an insect bite, his friend initially decries his quest for gold as the ramblings of a madman. Yet when Legrand's conviction refuses to waiver, they set off on a bizarre journey, accompanied by Jupiter, Legrand's loyal and equally sceptical servant. What follows is a strange tale of coded messages, hidden treasure and uncanny prophecy that will both baffle and enthral even the most perceptive of readers.
An extremely versatile writer best known for his tales of terror and the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe holds a remarkable place in the history of American literature. Poet and Novelist Tobias Hill was named as one of the Poetry Book Society's 'Next Generation' poets in 2004. His latest poetry collection is 'Nocturne in Chrome and Sunset Yellow' (2006).
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