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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket This new edition of Poe s only completed novel represents a welcome option for instructors The edition features a comprehensive critical introduction detailing the history of Pym scholarship and criti

  • Title: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  • ISBN: 9781451688009
  • Page: 223
  • Format: ebook
  • This new edition of Poe s only completed novel represents a welcome option for instructors The edition features a comprehensive critical introduction detailing the history of Pym scholarship and critical approaches, a detailed chronology of Poe s life, and three valuable appendices that reprint Poe s most important literary sources, a healthy selection of contemporary revThis new edition of Poe s only completed novel represents a welcome option for instructors The edition features a comprehensive critical introduction detailing the history of Pym scholarship and critical approaches, a detailed chronology of Poe s life, and three valuable appendices that reprint Poe s most important literary sources, a healthy selection of contemporary reviews, and responses by other writers such as Melville and James The selection of sources and reviews will delight instructors eager to teach the novel in its nineteenth century context Leland S Person, University of Cincinnati This scrupulously prepared, thorough, and extremely useful edition of Poe s only novel will thrill students, instructors, and general Poe aficionados in equal measure Indeed, the map of Pym s voyage, incredibly appearing here for the first time, is worth the price of admission alone The developed and informative introduction, meticulous footnotes, well considered bibliography, and carefully selected appendices combine to offer a model of accessible and impressive scholarship ideal for the classroom or for the general reader of Poe Even experts are likely to glean new insights from this top notch edition Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Central Michigan University 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 and Charles Baudelaire to H.P Lovecraft and Toni Morrison Seven illustrations are also included The late Frederick S Frank was Professor Emeritus of English at Allegheny College He published widely on Gothic literature and was the editor of the Broadview Edition of Horace Walpole s The Castle of Otranto cold The Mysterious Mother Diane Long Hoeveler is Professor of English at Marquette University.

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    1. Richard on said:

      Dear The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, I love you. I hate you. You confuse me because you evoke within me such conflicting emotions. The truth? I really got into a relationship with you because I thought that you would be a straight-up maritime adventure novel a la "Master and Commander." I heard you inspired Herman Melville when he was writing Moby Dick. That's what I was looking for. What I got was well, what are you, Arthur? Here's the thing, Gordy: you were always good as an adventure nove [...]

    2. Sr3yas on said:

      Poe's only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is not your average 19th-century adventure tale like those of Jules Verne or Robert Louis Stevenson. Instead, it's a type of tale which acts as a forefather for many tales to come and it's a hell of a weird ride. The narrative introduces Augustus and our narrator, Arthur Gordon Pym. The first chapter tells a drunken adventure of these two boys. Not sure why that chapter is there, but it's there.The next couple of chapters tells on [...]

    3. Paul on said:

      1.5 starsThis is Poe’s only novel; published in 1838. I haven’t read any Poe for many years, having read some of his poetry and his short stories in my teens. This is an odd novel. Arthur Gordon Pym and his friend Augustus are teenagers in search of adventure. Augustus’s father is a sea captain. A voyage is in the offing and Augustus contrives to enable Pym to stow away. A series of adventures ensues; each more farfetched than the previous. There is a bloody mutiny, followed by a shipwreck [...]

    4. Nikos Tsentemeidis on said:

      Συγκλονιστικός Poe.Στην ιστορία της λογοτεχνίας λίγοι κατέχουν τόσο καλά την τέχνη της γραφής. Και δεν είναι μόνο η γραφή, είναι οι τεχνικές που χρησιμοποιεί, η σημειολογία κτλ, τα οποία περιγράφονται πολύ καλύτερα στα παραρτήματα του βιβλίου. Από τα κλασικά βιβλία που αντιλ [...]

    5. Fernando on said:

      En este libro, su única novela, Poe intentó volcar absolutamente todos sus conocimientos y recursos literarios pero falló. El libro, tal vez por su extensión, no logra mantener el suspense de sus cuentos, más allá de las vicisitudes a las que está sometido el narrador. El mismo Poe nunca quedó conforme con el resultado final. Será por eso tal vez que siempre se focalizó en escribir cuentos. De todos modos, el libro suscitó el interés de dos grandes de la literatura: Julio Verne, quie [...]

    6. Matt on said:

      I read this in the German translation by Arno Schmidt in preparation of Schmidt’s Zettel’s Traum, which deals with E.A.Poe.I already read this book decades ago (in another translation) and liked it quite a bit. This “new” one though was quite another experience–a good one! If you know Arno Schmidt you also know about his rather unusual way of punctuation. In this book he uses it too, especially in the first part. I guess the usage of the equal=sign instead of the hyphen, the & inst [...]

    7. peiman-mir5 rezakhani on said:

      ‎دوستانِ گرانقدر، این داستان یکی از آثارِ هیجان انگیزِ زنده یاد <ادگار آلن پو> است. شخصیتِ اصلی داستان جوانی به نامِ <آرتور گوردون پیم> است که اهلِ نانتوکت (شهری در ماساچوست) میباشد. آرتور، مخفیانه به درونِ کشتیِ شکارِ نهنگ <گرامپوس>، راه میابد و تنها کسی که از این موض [...]

    8. Edward Lorn on said:

      Some authors were never meant to be novelists. Some authors are meant to write short stories and some authors are poets.In The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, Poe's (thankfully) only full-length novel, we witness the struggles of an author looking to branch out into long form and having no fucking clue what he is doing. You can see a beautifully-wretched and bleak novelette or novella in here, but Poe overstays his welcome by about 50 pages. Even Poe considered this novel "silly". Y [...]

    9. Brian on said:

      Shipwrecks! Cannibalism! Wiley natives!This is a quintessential ripping yarn, a page turner of the most classic kind - a book that inspired Melville and caused Auden to gush. It's Poe's only novel, and perhaps given his master of the short form it's best that he only gave us one to savor. And that ending! I wish I hadn't read the appendix; the end to the main narrative was so shocking and unexpected, so good. Yes, yes, there are those long passages about rookeries and longitudinal markings, but [...]

    10. mark monday on said:

      an unusually restrained Edgar Allan Poe strips away his more poetic tendencies as well as his luscious prose in this Narrative, his only novel. the result is an "adventure" that is grim, Grim, GRIM and so ends up feeling much like Poe after all, despite the shift in style.a feckless youth decides to follow his heart and his sailor friend by stowing away on a whaling ship. sounds like a recipe for an exciting voyage full of adventure, bromance, mind-opening experiences and perhaps a little Coming [...]

    11. Alex on said:

      Pym is a great delirious fever nightmare of a novel, barely a novel at all, influencing everything from Moby-Dick to Lovecraft. It shares with Treasure Island an archetypal feel: when Poe describes being lost at sea and debating cannibalism, you think, "So this is where my brain got that image from."It's fairly insane, as books go. There's Poe's usual fascination with being buried alive, and as thrilling a description of vertigo as I've ever read. He seems to have had no particular structure in [...]

    12. Azumi on said:

      "Lo he grabado dentro de las colinas, y mi venganza,sobre el polvo dentro de la roca"Historia terrorífica, macabra, agobiante, angustiosa. El protagonista Arthur pasa una calamidad detrás de otra, sin casi un momento de respiro y te llegas a preguntar como es posible que conserve la cordura. La escena que más me ha impactado ha sido la del (view spoiler)[ barco fantasma, con esa gaviotilla tan maja ^-^(hide spoiler)] Sencillamente espeluznante…En la parte central del libro hay un cambio de [...]

    13. Nancy Oakes on said:

      Read in April. for plot, etc. you can gohere ; otherwise, as usual, read on.Since the first time I read this book some years ago, I've done a lot of reading about it and I've discovered that even Poe scholars can't agree on what to make of it. Dana D. Nelson in her The Word in Black and White: Reading "Race" in American Literature, 1638-1867 notes that"Readings of Pym range widely, from psychoanalytic exploration to social satire, from self-referential commentary on writing (or reading) to a met [...]

    14. Thomas Strömquist on said:

      OK, OK, I picked it, but I shouldn't carry all the guilt! For my and Edward's first buddy read of the year, I really felt for a classic and, due to our unusually late-in-the-month start, we had decided on one not overly long. So those were the constraints - or so I thought. My research into all and every one of my ingenious choices ended with Edward's detailed review of the book. So, he deserves some of the blame for deliberately narrowing the possible choices by reading so many books. So there. [...]

    15. Vivian on said:

      DNF 65%Pulling the plug on this. I love Poe, or rather, I love his short stories. He just doesn't translate well into full length novels, too much repetition and descriptive exposition to keep interest. This worked out better for me as a sleep aid than a tale. "The body from which it had been taken, resting as it did upon the rope, had been easily swayed to and from by the exertions of the carnivorous bird , and it was this motion which had at first impressed us with the belief of its being aliv [...]

    16. Sandy on said:

      In his short story entitled “Ms. Found in a Bottle” (1833), author Edgar Allan Poe told a tale of shipwreck on the high seas, following the mother of all storms. Along with one other survivor, our narrator drifts helplessly on the surface of the water, later encountering what seems to be a ghost ship, on which he climbs aboard, only to be swept toward the south polar regions and to an unknown fate. Flash forward five years, and Poe has now enlarged on some of this story's set pieces and them [...]

    17. Anna on said:

      βιβλίο που εκδόθηκε το 1838 και γίνονται μέσα της Παναγιάς τα μάτια!!!! Λαμπρό μυαλό ο Πόε, σε συνδυασμό με τα βιβλία του Lovecraft νομίζω ότι θα αποτελούν έμπνευση για paranormal thrillers εις τους αιώνες των αιώνων!!!!! Αξεπέραστο, μοναδικό, ευκολοδιάβαστο, θα σας σοκάρει όσο λίγα, πολύ ανώτε [...]

    18. Shawn on said:

      As I'm due for a massive Poe re-read sometime in the next 2 years or so, I figured I'd at least polish off the one Poe work (outside of essays and a lot of his poetry) which I've never read. As usual, I tend not to do in-depth reviews for classics (as I feel more could be gained from reading experts' thoughts on the work) but, on the other hand, I will probably stick with my three-tiered review system, for those who haven't read the book or who aren't interested in some in-depth commentary.TIER [...]

    19. Jim on said:

      For the first two-thirds of this, the only novel written by Edgar Allan Poe,, we have an interesting, but not entirely atypical, sea voyage complete with a stowaway (the narrator), a mutiny, a tale of survival on the open sea, and a rescue. It is only when the rescuing vessel goes farther south than any other vessel has gone before that The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket becomes a Poe creation. Pym describes the notion below a certain Antarctic latitude as becoming warmer rather tha [...]

    20. J.G. Keely on said:

      There is something in the reader in me that constantly drives to seek out the unusual and inexplicable. Authors who try to achieve this effect deliberately are always a bore, for the same reason that a man who wears a tophat as an affectation is always infinitely dull compared to the man who wears one unselfconsciously. Iconoclasm may owe its birth to the need for difference, but any iconoclast who fails to find a deeper inspiration is a rudderless rebel.Difference is not, in itself, interesting [...]

    21. Robert Wechsler on said:

      I skimmed Poe's only novel in order to better appreciate Mat Johnson’s Pym. Besides being a graphically violent child’s adventure story, the Narrative is plagued by a bad case of too much information. Fortunately, it is easy to skim.

    22. Mary-jane on said:

      To tell the truth I expected something better from the first novel of my favourite horror stories author.Unfortunately,it failed to creep me,it triggered my disgust instead.However,there was some moments which sended shivers to the spine.If you truly want to be introduced to Poe's work read his short stories.If you won't be stunned,at least you will be pleasantly surprised!!!

    23. John on said:

      Surprisingly, this is Poe's most compulsively readable work, and I would have given it five stars, except for the lack of an ending, moments of sheer unbelievability, and the occasional ultra-boring chapter describing various animals or islands. As far as the ending goes, apparently Jules Verne wrote a sequel, so I will be able to have closure on the story eventually. This may not be one of Poe's most artistic works, but I found it to be his most suspenseful story, ironically despite its being a [...]

    24. Quirkyreader on said:

      It was a very descriptive story. I will admit though at times I felt like I was reading Herman Melville stories. The companion stories that were chosen to go along with the main narrative fit rather well.

    25. Lemar on said:

      Edgar Allen Poe shows the skills he employs to create a mood of terror. Much of the effectiveness lies in his seamless mix of describing the physical threat with the psychological experience that amplifies it exponentially. In this example he describes climbing down the face of a cliff, clinging to a rope: “we begin to anticipate the feelings with which we shall fall, to picture to ourselves the sickness, and dizziness, and the last struggle, and the half swoon, and the final bitterness of the [...]

    26. Nick on said:

      Rebellious, enigmatic teen Arthur Gordon Pym is a stowaway aboard his friend's father's whaling vessel. His friend, Augustus, hides him in storage, bringing him food and drink until the ship is far enough from port that Pym can show his face and the captain will have no choice but to make him part of the crew. All's going according to plan, when (record scratch) there's a mutiny which results in the death of everyone aboard except Augustus, the hidden Pym, and the mutineers. One of the mutineers [...]

    27. Nikos Karampatsos on said:

      Το μοναδικο-κυριολεκτικα-μυθιστορημα του Ποε αποτελει μια υπεροχη θαλασσινη ιστορια με ανταρσιες πλοιων,κανιβαλισμους κι εναν αγωνα επιβιωσης μεσα στους ωκεανους κι εναντια σε ιθαγενεις ανεξερευνητων νησιων των Νοτιων Θαλασσων.Το τελος της αφηγησης ακολουθουν 130 σελιδε [...]

    28. Cherch on said:

      Borges decía que esta era la obra cumbre de Poe. Me inclino a pensar que los cuentos reunidos en 'Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque' son superiores, pero carajo, lo que Poe hace con esta historia, que se antoja como una reelaboración a profundidad de su célebre cuento 'MS Found in a Bottle', es absolutamente maravilloso.Cargada de virtuosismo narrativo, y atmosférica como los más grandes cuentos de Poe, las aventuras (desgracias) marítimas de Arthur Gordon Pym no sólo poseen un dinamis [...]

    29. გიორგი მაჭარაშვილი on said:

      ვნანობ, რომ ჩემს მეგობარს არ დავუჯერე, როცა მითხრა ეს წიგნი არ იყიდო, არ მოგეწონებაო 😭 ამაზე ბანალური წიგნი მეორე არ წამიკითხავს, პირველ ნაწილს კიდე არაუშავდა, ბოლო ასი გვერდი

    30. Marts(Thinker) on said:

      Being a fan of Poe's tales, I decided to experience his only novel "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket" written in 1838.In classic Poe style of course it was quite interesting and enjoyable, on many an occasion I felt I was actually with Pym experiencing the adventures. The tale is about the young Arthur Gordon Pym who stows away aboard a whaling ship called Grampus. Pym experiences a series of adventures including shipwreck, mutiny, and cannibalism. He is eventually rescued by the [...]

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