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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 (Book - 2002 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket


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After reading an 1836 newspaper account of a shipwreck and its two survivors, Edgar Allan Poe penned his only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, the story of a stowaway on a Nantucket whaleship who finds himself enmeshed in the dark side of life at sea: mutiny, cannibalism, savagery—even death. As Jeffrey Meyers writes in his Introduction: “[Poe] remains contemporary because he appeals to basic human feelings and expresses universal themes common to all men in all languages: dreams, love, loss; grief, mourning, alienation; terror, revenge, murder; insanity, disease, and death.” Within the pages of this novel, we encounter nearly all of them.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic reprints the text of the original 1838 American edition.

Baker & Taylor
Poe's only book-length narrative, recounting his Nantucket-born hero's adventures, misadventures, and discoveries, and his survival of shipwreck and capture by cannibals, as he journeys toward the South Pole.

Blackwell North Amer
After reading an 1836 newspaper account of a shipwreck and its two survivors, Edgar Allan Poe penned his only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, the story of a stowaway on a Nantucket whaleship who finds himself enmeshed in the dark side of life at sea: mutiny, cannibalism, savagery - even death.

Authors: Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849
Statement of Responsibility: Edgar Allan Poe ; introduction by Jeffrey Meyers ; notes by Stephen Rachman
Title: The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
Publisher: New York :, Modern Library,, 2002
Characteristics: xvii, 191 p. ;,21 cm.
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