The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

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A stowaway aboard the New England whaler Grampus, young Arthur Gordon Pym finds himself an unwilling passenger on an extraordinary voyage. Edgar Allan Poe's only novel, first published in 1838, recounts the incredible adventures and discoveries of Pym and his companions as they overcome violent mutineers, are set adrift in an open boat, encounter a corpse-ridden ghost ship, cannibals, and huge polar bears as they approach the icy barriers of the South Pole. An important influence on the works of Herman Melville, Jules Verne, and others, this engrossing tale -- described by internationally acclaimed author Jorge Luis Borges as -Poe's greatest work- -- will appeal to admirers of Poe and maritime enthusiasts alike.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 130 x 206 x 14mm | 199.58g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4 figs.
  • 0486440931
  • 9780486440934
  • 143,021

About Edgar Allan Poe

The father of the detective novel and an innovator in the genre of science fiction, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) made his living as America's first great literary critic. Today he is best remembered for his short stories and poems, haunting works of horror and mystery that remain popular around the world.show more

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