The Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym Of Nantucket

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Harper Collins, Mar 20, 2012 - Fiction - 189 pages
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Yearning for adventure, young Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket stows away on the whaler Grampus. Beset by troubles including mutiny, shipwreck, and cannibals, Pym is rescued by the crew of the Jane Guy and continues his adventures as the ship heads further south.

The only complete novel written by Edgar Allan Poe, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym drew heavily on several real-life accounts of sea voyages, and consequently influenced some of the greatest maritime writers, including Herman Melville and Jules Verne, who continued Pym’s story in The Antarctic Mystery.

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User Review  - baswood - LibraryThing

Claimed to be Edgar Alan Poe’s only novel, but it reads to me like a collection of three, possibly four, short stories. It was published in 1838 before he had achieved significant sales as an author ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carl_Alves - LibraryThing

In the only full length novel that Edgar Allan Poe ever wrote, he tells a tale set at sea of Arthur Gordon Pym. He sails around the globe, and during his misadventures at sea, he experiences a mutiny ... Read full review


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23

Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Authors Note
About the Series
About the Author
About the Publisher

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) reigned unrivaled in his mastery of mystery. Born in Boston, he was orphaned at age three, expelled from West Point for gambling and became an alcoholic. In 1836 he secretly wed his thirteen-year-old cousin. The Raven, published in 1845, made Poe famous. He died in 1849 under what remain suspicious circumstances.

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