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ISBN:0879230622
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN13: 978-0879230623
Title: The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: D. R. Godine (1973)
Pages: 157

The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe



But it was Edgar Allan Poe, born 1809, who signals the beginning of what would become a great Anglo-American literary dialogue. Poe was original in ways that Irving and Fenimore Cooper never were. As well as being the first American writer to attempt living exclusively by his pen, he is also the archetype of the romantic literary artist. The inspiration for The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym was both modern and American. Poe got the idea from a newspaper. When Paul Theroux, who reports the story in The Old Patagonian Express (1979), read aloud from it to Jorge Luis Borges, the older writer said: "It is Poe's greatest book. The beginning of Arthur Gordon Pym first appeared in serial form in some 1837 issues of the Southern Literary Messenger.

Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-49) - American poet, short-story writer, and critic who is best known for his tales of ratiocination, his fantastical horror stories, and his genre-founding detective stories. Poe, whose cloudy personal life is a virtual legend, considered himself primarily a poet. Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1837) - A novella that tells of the adventures of Mr. A. Gordon Pym, a stowaway on a whaler. MY name is Arthur Gordon Pym. My father was a respectable trader in seastores at Nantucket, where I was born. My maternal grandfather was an attorney in good practice.

And the fact that he knew The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym was, in his own words, "a very silly book", makes me respect him all the more. In summation: I hate that I finished this one, but at least my buddy Thomas finally picked a stinker. an unusually restrained Edgar Allan Poe strips away his more poetic tendencies as well as his luscious prose in this Narrative, his only novel. 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

Last updated Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 14:20. To the best of our knowledge, the text of this work is in the Public Domain in Australia. eBooksaide The University of Adelaide Library University of Adelaide South Australia 5005.

Published in 1838, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is Poe’s only complete novel and concentrates on several sea adventures gone awry. The novel follows Arthur Gordon Pym, who finds himself in the center of gloomy occurrences on board numerous vessels, as his anticipated sea adventure takes a drastic shift in the wind. Shipwreck, starvation, mutiny, near death experiences and cannibalism are just some of the issues endured in the gripping, and at times gruesome novel.

Read Chapter 1. of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe. The text begins: My name is Arthur Gordon Pym. My father was a respectable trader in sea-stores at Nantucket, where I was born. He was fortunate in every thing, and had speculated very successfully in stocks of the Edgarton New Bank, as it was formerly called. I will relate one of these adventures by way of introduction to a longer and more momentous narrative. One night there was a party at Mr. Barnard's, and both Augustus and myself were not a little intoxicated toward the close of it. As usual, in such cases, I took part of his bed in preference to going home.

Poe had also traveled by ship when he was young, once undertaking a voyage lasting 34 days. He was also influenced by Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798). These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym written by Edgar Allan Poe. The Influence of Edgar Allan Poe on . Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness. E-Text of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket.

The only complete novel written by Edgar Allan Poe which follows life of the young Arthur Gordon Pym aboard a whaling ship called the Grampus. Read and listen to as many books as you like! Download books offline, listen to several books simultaneously, switch to kids mode, or try out a book that you never thought you would. Discover the best book experience you'd ever have.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordom Pym - Poe Edgar Allan. cena původní: 429 Kč cena: 382 Kč. In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe: Classic Tales of Horror, 1816-1914 - Klinger (e. Leslie S. cena původní: 359 Kč cena: 320 Kč. Gesammelte Werke: Edgar Allan Poe - Poe Edgar Allan. This expose being made, it will be seen at once how much of what follows I claim to be my own writing; and it will also be understood that no fact is misrepresented in the first few pages which were written by Mr. Poe. Even to those readers who have not seen the Messenger, it will be unnecessary to point out where his portion ends and my own commences; the difference in point of style will be readily perceived. g. pym. New-York, July, 1838.

"The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym," the only full-length novel that Edgar Allan Poe wrote, is the story of a boy, Pym, who stows away aboard a whaling ship. Along with Augustus, the captain's son, Arthur Gordon Pym avoids discover aboard the ship while witnessing a series of incredible events. Rich with symbolism and allegory, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym" is an exciting gothic sea adventure that greatly influenced the genre of the maritime novel.
Reviews: 7
Stoneshaper
This is one of two of Mr. Poe’s works referred to by Stephen King in his book ‘Roadwork,” the other being “Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar.” Both refer to the experience of a person at the moment of death. I did not realize when I started reading this (a freebie from Amazon) that it is Poe’s only novel, and a long one it is! Interestingly, I also started reading an H. P. Lovecraft compendium, which includes “At the Mountains of Madness,” which refers to the Pym narrative. So, before going further in the Lovecraft story, I vowed to finish the Poe story.

And a very long and at times very draggy story it is: the tale dates from 1838 and tells of the protagonist being helped by his friend, the son of a sea captain, to stow away on the “Grampus,” for a sea adventure. The narrative actually is fairly exciting for the majority of this first part of the book, entailing mutiny, a shipwreck, cannibalism for survival, and meeting up with another ship whose crew is rotting corpses. They are eventually rescued by another ship, the “Jane Guy,” whose crew is on a trip to the South Pole. This second part of the book is a very lengthened geography and maritime lecture, enumerating many longitude/latitude locations and the various small islands of the South Pacific (a good atlas/globe/GoogleMaps at the ready helps). I found this part boring and interminable.

The third part enters into the realm of fantasy, in that the environs of Antarctica (again the map) is of a more temperate climate and peopled by primitive tribes who are initially friendly but who turn out to be savage and murderous. There are a number of what appear to be ancient symbolic runes that are not fully explained, and the ending, in which the survivors escape in a canoe only to view a very mysterious large figure, abruptly ends the tale. I’ve read some possible interpretations, but remain frustrated.

Interestingly, those guys at Amazon included an excerpt from Felix Parma’s book, “The Map of the Sky” at the end. It’s a fantasy in which the protagonist is H. G. Wells, and how he came to write “The War of the Worlds.” In this book (I’m part way through it), Mr. Poe is a gunnery sergeant on the “Annwan,” the exploration ship headed by Jerimiah Reynolds, to test the “Hollow Earth Theory” (which maintains that the South Pole is the entrance to the center of the Earth, which has its own climate and civilization). In actuality, Poe was reportedly strongly influenced by Reynolds in writing this story. “The Map of the Sky” goes on to indicate that a Martian craft had crashed in the Antarctic, with an escaped Martian wreaking havoc on the “Annwan’s” crew and is responsible for its destruction, but those details are for another review.

Three stars, then, for “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym.” By the way, I’ve also finished “In the Mountains of Madness,” and its review will be included in the Lovecraft compendium review. Good story.
Malodred
I have a hard time giving a writer of Mr. Poe’s stature 2 stars, but if it wasn’t for his notoriety, this would likely be a one star review.
This was published in 1838, so of course it follows a different pace and literary style. I am careful to not detract from this review because of the different literary epoch. I have read Melville and Vern. I appreciate the different style of those eras and do not detract because of it in a modern review. However, in any epoch, this book has severe shortcomings.
This is almost three short narratives hammered into one book. Modern readers will have to accept the long lead in to the actual adventure. The first action series is an archetypical lost at sea story, with piracy, mutiny, ghost ships, close encounters, and stranding on uncharted isles. If this had been the entire novel, it might have been acceptable. Unfortunately, Mr. Poe drags us through this episode without a satisfying end by throwing us into another section with almost no realistic connection to the first section. The reader endures almost a third of the book in this dry, unrealistic scientific diary.
We then enter a long, and frankly boring, entomological description of islands and fauna that might seem fitting of Darwin, if only it wasn’t pure fiction. We endure a good third of the book in this false narrative of a scientific discovery. The only saving grace would have been actual knowledge and instruction of actual, natural, orders. Sadly, this is pure fiction with only a cursory nod to reality.
The last third of the book takes us to a place so removed from actuality that it becomes pure fantasy. We find some tropical tribe, though less developed than those of southern pacific civilizations, known to western cultures of the mid 1800s. Our protagonists, having survived multiple catastrophes, finds a fantastical reality at the south pole, that resembles equatorial tribes. He has the polar regions magically warming so that he can have elements and cultures that are familiar in an exotic way.
Poe, writes his characters into a winless situation, then simply abandons them to some unrecorded history that they supposedly survived. This was a lazy end, almost as though the author got tired of the story and simply wrote a quick, convenient ending.
If you might enjoy a look at the literary view of Science Fiction in the mid 1800s, this is a worth while rad. Otherwise, check out, “The Hunger Games.”
MilsoN
I bought this book to read for a school project about the bizarre coincidences between it and a real-life event that happened well after the book was written. I don't want to give away too much of the story for those of you not familiar with it, but if you read this book and look up Richard Parker and the Mignonette you will find the TRUE story that this fictional book parallels. It's very fascinating, although sad and grisly. I did enjoy the book although I think I enjoyed it mostly because I knew the parallels already, so it was interesting to run across them as I read the book. Keep in mind that it was written by Edgar Allan Poe back in 1838 so the language is a bit more formal than our everyday English we use now, but with that in mind I really enjoyed the book.
Kabei
I've read that this book influenced Herman Melville and Jules Verne among others. There is no doubt about that. A few times I actually thought I was reading Moby Dick. Some of the descriptions were real chores to plow through as a reader. Later in the story I thought I had stumbled onto Mysterious Island or 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I really enjoy Poe's poetry and short stories, but this...all I can say is that if anybody knew how to end a story it was Poe. Whether this ending was what he had in mind when he started writing or just took this ending on the fly, we will never know, but wow! When he decided it was time to end it, he ended it. There have been other books that have left me wanting for more but none like this. Was this ending a joke or sheer genius? I prefer to think genius. Anyway, four stars. Too wordy and cerebral to be five stars for me. Oh, and I see where Jules Verne actually wrote a sequel to this book as did Charles Romeyn Dake. I've ordered both. Should be fun.