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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Jeffrey Meyers, a distinguished biographer, is the author of Edgar Allan Poe, D. H. Lawrence, and Joseph Conrad, among others. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307432452
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Fiction : General
Introduction:
Meyers, Jeffrey
Author:
Poe, Edgar Allan
Author:
Rachman, Stephen
Author:
Edgar Allan Poe
Author:
Stephen Rachman
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Nantucket island (mass.)
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Nantucket Island
Subject:
Whaling ships.
Subject:
Stowaways.
Subject:
Mutiny.
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020514
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
191

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Nautical Fiction

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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