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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and Related Tales

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and Related Tales

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Overview

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780199540471
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 735,139
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 1360L (what's this?)

About the Author

Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.

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