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.
Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket Edgar Allan Poe
05 Jan 2002
Modern Library Inc
224 pages: 202 x 132 x 13mm