Google Book Search is a plagiarist's nightmare.

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Nov. 21 2006 12:22 PM

Dead Plagiarists Society

Will Google Book Search uncover long-buried literary crimes?

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Correction, Dec. 5, 2006: The article incorrectly stated that The Conchologist's First Book was Poe's first book. In fact, that would be Tamerlane and Other Poems(1827). The Conchologist was Poe's only book to go into a second edition during his lifetime. (Return  to the corrected sentence.)

Paul Collins teaches creative writing at Portland State University, and his latest book is The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars. Follow him on Twitter.