The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

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Penguin, 1999 - Fiction - 245 pages
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New England boy, Arthur Gordon Pym, stows away on a whaling ship with its captain's son, Augustus. The two boys repeatedly find themselves on the brink of death or discovery and witness many terrifying events, including mutiny, cannibalism, and frantic pursuits.
 

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User Review  - greeniezona - LibraryThing

Okay, I read this book for mostly two reasons: 1) I bought the book Pym by Mat Johnson, and figured I should read the book it is referencing first, and 2) Melville House published it in their novella ... Read full review

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User Review  - heidip - LibraryThing

I must say--this one is a strange one. When I first started reading it, I was thinking how beautiful Edgar Allan Poe's writing style was. But, the story is a slog at times. Sorry. It took me a month ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
ix
Suggestions for Further Reading
xxxi
A Note on the Text
xxxvii
THE NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM OF NANTUCKET
1
Explanatory Notes
223
Copyright

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American poet, short-story writer, writer of detective fiction, and critic. After publishing this novel he wrote TALES OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUE (1840) and THE RAVEN AND OTHER POEMS (1845).Richard Kopley isProfessor in the Department of English at Pennsylvania State University and Vice-President of the Poe Studies Association.

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