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|Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)|
|Writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is famous for his short stories of the mysterious and the macabre. His popular tale "The Gold-Bug," published in 1843, is often cited as one of the best works of fiction that turn upon a secret message. Poe had a longstanding interest in cryptology.|
|Levels:||High School (9-12), College|
|Math Topics:||History and Biography, Cryptography|
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