The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
ISBN10: 0375760075 ISBN13: 9780375760075 Contributors: Meyers, Jeffrey (Introduction); Rachman, Stephen Publisher: Modern Library Published: May 1 2002 Pages: 191 Weight: 0.35lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
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.