Gold in Literature:
Gold has presented an enticing and ever popular theme to novelists and playrights. From Edgar Allan Poe and "Gold Bug" to Ian Fleming and his James bond character in "Goldfinger" the theme of gold continues to fascinate.
Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849 wrote "Gold Bug" in 1843.
For the full text of "The Gold-Bug" by Edgar Allan Poe go here.
Silver Bars - How Assayed:
Mark Twain, 1835-1910 wrote "SILVER BARS - HOW ASSAYED" in the Territorial Enterprise, February 17-22, 1863. Although describing the assay of Silver it is also interesting, and relevant to the assay of Gold.
For the full text of "SILVER BARS - HOW ASSAYED" by Mark Twain go here.
See also the Cupel.Com Gold Poetry page which has a selection of poems that have gold as their main theme.
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