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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (Broadview Editions)

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  • Sales Rank:939,993
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:294
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.9
  • Publication Date:July 16, 2010
  • ISBN:1551118386
  • EAN:9781551118383
  • ASIN:1551118386
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Synopsis
Edgar Allan Poe's only long fiction has provoked intense scholarly discussions about its meaning since its first publication. The novel relates the adventures of Pym after he stows away on a whaling ship, where he endures starvation, encounters with cannibals, a whirlpool, and finally a journey to an Antarctic sea. It draws on the conventions of travel writing and science fiction, and on Poe's own experiences at sea, but is ultimately in a category of its own. Appendices include virtually all of the contemporary sources of exploration and south polar navigation that Poe consulted and adapted to the narrative, together with reviews and notices of Pym and a sampling of responses to the novel from a wide array of authors, from Herman Melville to Jules Verne. Seven illustrations are also included.

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