The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (Paperback)

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After reading an 1836 newspaper account of a shipwreck and its two survivors, Edgar Allan Poe penned his only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, the story of a stowaway on a Nantucket whaleship who finds himself enmeshed in the dark side of life at sea: mutiny, cannibalism, savagery—even death. As Jeffrey Meyers writes in his Introduction: “[Poe] remains contemporary because he appeals to basic human feelings and expresses universal themes common to all men in all languages: dreams, love, loss; grief, mourning, alienation; terror, revenge, murder; insanity, disease, and death.” Within the pages of this novel, we encounter nearly all of them.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic reprints the text of the original 1838 American edition.

About the Author


Jeffrey Meyers, a distinguished biographer, is the author of Edgar Allan Poe, D. H. Lawrence, and Joseph Conrad, among others. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Praise for The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket…


“It is Poe’s greatest work.”—Jorge Luis Borges

Product Details ISBN-10: 0375760075
ISBN-13: 9780375760075
Published: Modern Library, 05/14/2002
Pages: 224
Language: English


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