Thursday, 12 May 2011

Captain Kidd - The Gold Bug

Kidd, and in particular the enduring mystery of his treasure, have provided inspiration for many writers, both Edgar Allan Poe and Washington Irving used legends of Kidd in their gothic tales. It was these stories, part of the patchwork of new american mythology being woven, which helped define Kidd's position as a classic pirate "bogeyman".

Here, the marvellous Vincent Price reads Poe's "The Gold Bug"....

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