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The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket : Edited with an introduction and commentary, including Jules Verne's sequel Le sphinx des glaces, by Harold Beaver

When Edgar Allan Poe's only novella was first published in 1838, the reviews were slow in coming and dismissive when they arrived. The book's failure left Poe in such dire financial straits that he even accepted a job at one of the magazines that had panned it. But The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket has since become one of his most influential works: Baudelaire translated it, Paul Theroux read it out loud to Jorge Luis Borges, Jules Verne wrote a sequel to it, H. P. Lovecraft drew on it in creating his own tales of the Antarctic . . . Ostensibly, it's a classic adventure story about a young boy who runs away to sea and encounters all the classic scenarios: mutinies, storms, shipwrecks, ravenous sharks, hostile natives. And Poe drew on many contemporary accounts of exploration in the South Seas to give his story a sense of verisimilitude. But there are far deeper currents at work in the book than mere adventure: elements of the supernatural as they near the South Pole, evocations of the protagonists' experiences at sea that rival Poe's best tales of horror, and a disturbing ending that continues to stir debate. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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  • "Gold bug"@it
  • "Scarabeo d'oro"@it
  • "Sphinx des glaces"
  • "Eureka"
  • "Oeuvres imaginatives et poétiques complètes de Edgar Allan Poe"
  • "Eurêka"
  • "Narrative of A. Gordon Pym of Nantucket"@it
  • "Œuvres complètes"
  • "aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym"
  • "Manoscritto trovato in una bottiglia"@it
  • "Manuscript found in a bottle"@it
  • "The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"@it
  • "Edgar Poe et l'aventure"
  • "Oeuvres completes de Charles Baudelaire"
  • "Arthur Gordon Pym"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym"
  • "Gordon Pym"
  • "Gordon Pym"@it
  • "Genèse d'un poëme"
  • "Philosophie de l'ameublement"
  • "Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"@it
  • "Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym"@it
  • "Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym de Nantucket"

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  • "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."
  • "When Edgar Allan Poe's only novella was first published in 1838, the reviews were slow in coming and dismissive when they arrived. The book's failure left Poe in such dire financial straits that he even accepted a job at one of the magazines that had panned it. But The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket has since become one of his most influential works: Baudelaire translated it, Paul Theroux read it out loud to Jorge Luis Borges, Jules Verne wrote a sequel to it, H. P. Lovecraft drew on it in creating his own tales of the Antarctic . . . Ostensibly, it's a classic adventure story about a young boy who runs away to sea and encounters all the classic scenarios: mutinies, storms, shipwrecks, ravenous sharks, hostile natives. And Poe drew on many contemporary accounts of exploration in the South Seas to give his story a sense of verisimilitude. But there are far deeper currents at work in the book than mere adventure: elements of the supernatural as they near the South Pole, evocations of the protagonists' experiences at sea that rival Poe's best tales of horror, and a disturbing ending that continues to stir debate. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • ""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 The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is the story of young Arthur Gordon Pym who, yearning for adventure, stows away on the whaler Grampus. Beset by troubles including mutiny, shipwreck, and cannibals, Pym is rescued by the crew of the Jane Guy and continues his adventures as the ship heads further south. Eleven years later, Jules Verne's An Antarctic Mystery picks up the trail of Pym and his fellow shipmates, taking readers to the very edge of the world, where the mystery of Arthur Gordon Pym's fate is eventually revealed. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library."@en
  • "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is Edgar Allan Poe's only completed novel. It begins as a standard sea adventure but descends into Poe's signature dark style, as its protagonist, Arthur Gordon Pym, encounters mutiny and cannibalism. A stowaway on the whaling ship Grampus, Pym finds more adventure than he bargained for once at sea. Poe drew on his own seafaring experiences while writing and The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket went on to be cited as an influence by Herman Melville and Jules Verne."@en
  • "The longest piece of fiction Poe wrote, Pym contains one of the most thrilling and enigmatic conclusions ever written. If you enjoy mystery, horror, and an ending that takes you into the embraces of a cataract and leaves you with half a dozen unanswered questions, this is the book for you!"@en
  • "Edgar Allan Poe' s The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is the story of young Arthur Gordon Pym who, yearning for adventure, stows away on the whaler Grampus. Beset by troubles including mutiny, shipwreck, and cannibals, Pym is rescued by the crew of the Jane Guy and continues his adventures as the ship heads further south. Eleven years later, Jules Verne' s An Antarctic mystery picks up the trail of Pym and his fellow shipmates, taking readers to the very edge of the world, where the mystery of Arthur Gordon Pym' s fate is eventually revealed."
  • ""So tempting an opportunity of solving the great problem in regard to an Antarctic continent had never yet been afforded to man'" A stowaway aboard the whaling ship Grampus, Arthur Gordon Pym finds himself bound on an extraordinary voyage to the high southern latitudes. Poe's remarkable novel recounts the "incredible adventures and discoveries" of Pym and his companions. There is mutiny, appalling butchery, and the "exquisite horror" of cannibalism; premature burial within an impenetrable seaborne labyrinth; a corpse-ridden ghost ship, gigantic polar bears, and uncharted islands peopled by barbarian hordes. It was Poe's unique genius, however, that imbued this Gothic adventure tale with such allegorical richness that readers have been fascinated ever since. In his illuminating introduction and notes to this new edition of Poe's masterpiece, Richard Kopley reveals hidden layers of meaning involving both Poe's family and biblical prophecy."@en
  • "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. Because Pym encounters dangerous mysterious sea creatures and strange exotic animals, the novel has the characteristics of science fiction stories as well as adventure and horror tales."
  • "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."
  • ""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 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."
  • "Describes he incredible adventures on the American whaling ship Grampus."
  • "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. --Book Jacket."
  • "This potboiler features Pym, a young man from Nantucket, in a combination of sea adventure and geographical fantasy. Both imaginary and factual accounts of voyages of exploration were quite popular at the time, and Poe's features mutiny, widespread slaughter, shipwreck, starvation, and cannibalism. In form a diary kept by Pym, the horrific tale is relayed with such verisimilitude that some readers accepted the novel as a factual account, overlooking the low statistical probability of so much horror on a single voyage."
  • "Poe's only book-length narrative, recounting his Nantucket-born hero's adventures, misadventures, and discoveries, and his survival of shipwreck and capture by cannibals, as he journeys toward the South Pole."@en
  • "Poe's only book-length narrative, recounting his Nantucket-born hero's adventures, misadventures, and discoveries, and his survival of shipwreck and capture by cannibals, as he journeys toward the South Pole."

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  • "Horror fiction"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Vertalingen (vorm)"
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  • "Adventure stories"
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  • "Genres littéraires"
  • "Adventure fiction"@en
  • "Adventure fiction"

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  • "Arthur Gordon Pyms Haendelser"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym Eureka"
  • "Les Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym : Préface de Pierre Mac Orlan"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym Euréka"
  • "Arthur Gordon Pyms hændelser"@da
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym : notice, notes et eclaircissements de Jacques Crepet"
  • "The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket : Edited with an introduction and commentary, including Jules Verne's sequel Le sphinx des glaces, by Harold Beaver"@en
  • "Les aventures d'Arthur Gordon-Pym"
  • "The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, of Nantucket"@en
  • "The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, of Nantucket"
  • "Arthur Gordon Pyms haendelser"
  • "Les Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym de Nantucket"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym ; Euréka"
  • "narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
  • "'The Narrative Of Arthur Gordon PymOf Nantucket"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym de Nantucket"
  • "Die Erzählung des Arthur Gordon Pym"
  • "Gordon Pym : Racconto"@it
  • "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"@en
  • "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym : Eurêka"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym ; Eurèka"
  • "La relazione di Arthur Gordon Pym da Nantucket"@it
  • "La relazione di Arthur Gordon Pym da Nantucket"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pyn. Eurêka"
  • "Le avventure di Arthur Gordon Pym : magie e misteri di una vita spericolata"@it
  • "Le avventure di Arthur Gordon Pym : magie e misteri di una vita spericolata"
  • "Les Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym : [The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Edgar Poe et l'aventure, par Pierre Mac Orlan.]"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym, Eurêka"
  • "The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket : Introduction Sidney Kaplan"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym suivi de Euréka"
  • "Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym"
  • "Arthur Gordon Pyms hændelser, indebefattende de nærmere omstændigheder ved et mytteri og grusomt blodbad ombord paa den amerikanske brig GRAMPUS, underveis til sydhavet"
  • "The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"@en
  • "The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
  • "The narrative of arthur gordon pym of nantucket / an antarctic mystery"@en
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym ; Eurêka"
  • "Avventure di Gordon Pym : romanzo"@it
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym. Euréka. par Edgar Poe. Trad. de Charles Baudelaire"
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  • "Les Aventures d'Arthur Gordon-Pym"
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  • "The narrative of arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
  • "Les aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym de Nantucket"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym de Nantucket : roman"
  • "The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym"@en
  • "The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym ; Eureka"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym : Traduction de Charles Baudelaire. Adaptation nouvelle. Illustrations de Eric Bonte"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym : Par Edgar A. Poe. Traduites (par Charles Baudelaire)"
  • "Les aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym, de Nantucket"
  • "Narrative of arthur gordon pym of nantucket"
  • "Arthur Gordon Pyms Hændelser : indbefattende de nærmere Omstændigheder ved et Mytteri og grusomt Blodbad ombord paa den amerikanske Brig Grampus"@da
  • "Aventures d'arthur gordon pym : preface de jacques cabau. Traduction de charles baudelaire"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym : roman"
  • "Avventure di Gordon Pym"
  • "Les Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym = he Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym : par Edgar Poe ; [traduction de Charles Baudelaire] ; Notice, notes et éclaircissements de Jacques Crépet"
  • "Les aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym, par Edgar Poe, traduction de Charles Baudelaire"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym : Traduction de Charles Baudelaire. Texte présenté par René-Louis Doyon"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym : traduit par Charles Baudelaire. Préface de Jacques Perret"
  • "Le avventure di Gordom Pym"
  • "La avventure di Gordon Pym"@it
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym. Eureka"
  • "Les aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym = The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym. Euréka. Par Edgar Poe. Trad. de Charles Baudelaire"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym. Eurêka"
  • "Arthur Gordon Pyms Hændelser"@da
  • "Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"@en
  • "Les Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym : ["The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket". Edgar Poe. Introduction par Pierre Mac Orlan.]"
  • "(Aventures d'Arthur) Gordon Pym (de Nantucket) : Roman"
  • "Le avventure di Gordon Pym"@it
  • "Le avventure di Gordon Pym"
  • "Les aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym : traducció de Francesc Parcerisas"
  • "Les Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym"@ca
  • "Les Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym"
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  • "The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nan-tucket"
  • "Arthur Gordon Pyms Hændelser : indbefattende de nærmere Omstændigheder ved et Mytteri og grusomt Blodbad ombord paa den amerikanske Brig "Grampus", underveis til Sydhavet, - samt en Beretning om de efterlevendes Generobring af Skibet ; deres Skibbrud og derpaa følgende frygtelige Lidelser af Hunger; deres Frelse ved den engelske Skonnert "Jane Guy"; sidstnævnte Skibs korte Togt i Sydhavet; dets Erobring og dets Mandskabs Nedslagtning ved en Øgruppe paa den 84. sydlige Breddegrad, tillige med de utrolige Hændelser og Opdagelser endnu længere sydpaa, hvortil denne sørgelige Begivenhed gav Anledning"@da
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym : Eureka"
  • "Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym : [La Lettre volée.]"

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