The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

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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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Poe found the germ of the story he would develop into "Arthur Gordon Pym" in 1836 in a newspaper account of the shipwreck and subsequent rescue of the two men on board. Published in 1838, this rousing sea adventure follows New England boy, Pym, who 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. Poe imbued this deliberately popular tale with such allegorical richness, biblical imagery, and psychological insights that the tale has come to influence writers as various as Melville, James, Verne and Nabokov.

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SKU GOR004578778
Title The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
Author By (author) Edgar Allan Poe
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0140437487
ISBN 13 9780140437485
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Ex Library No
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Poe found the germ of the story he would develop into "Arthur Gordon Pym" in 1836 in a newspaper account of the shipwreck and subsequent rescue of the two men on board. Published in 1838, this rousing sea adventure follows New England boy, Pym, who 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. Poe imbued this deliberately popular tale with such allegorical richness, biblical imagery, and psychological insights that the tale has come to influence writers as various as Melville, James, Verne and Nabokov.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR004578778
Title The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
Author By (author) Edgar Allan Poe
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0140437487
ISBN 13 9780140437485
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Ex Library No