Von Kempelen and his Discovery

Von Kempelen and his Discovery

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Overview

"Von Kempelen and his Discovery." Is a short story wrote by Edgar Allan Poe in 1850. It described the discovery by a German chemist, Baron Von Kempelen, of an alchemical process to transform lead into gold. The account concluded by noting that news of the discovery had already caused a two hundred per cent leap in the price of lead in Europe.

The story was fictional, although this was not indicated anywhere. Its author was Edgar Allan Poe. He had evidently hoped that the tale might deter some of the "forty-niners" who were heading off to California in search of gold that had recently been discovered there.


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ISBN-13: 9781548368005
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/25/2017
Pages: 26
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.05(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.

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