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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and Related Tales (Oxford World's Classics)

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  • Seller:BLUECOAT BOOKS
  • Sales Rank:372,860
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:336
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
  • Dimensions (in):7.5 x 5 x 0.7
  • Publication Date:August 1, 2008
  • ISBN:0199540470
  • EAN:9780199540471
  • ASIN:0199540470
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Synopsis
Edgar Allan Poe's only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is a pivotal work in which Poe calls attention to the act of writing and to the problem of representing the truth. It is an archetypal American story of escape from domesticity tracing a young man's rite of passage through a series of terrible brushes with death during a fateful sea voyage. Included are eight related tales which further illuminate Pym by their treatment of persistent themes--fantastic voyages, gigantic whirlpools, and premature burials--as well as its relationship to Poe's art and life.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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