The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
The only novel Poe ever completed, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket tells of the story of Gordon Pym, a sailor whose misadventures take him across the globe. Experiencing mutiny, shipwreck, and even cannibalism, Pym's outrageous adventures find him as far as the South Pole. While Poe felt his novel was silly in many respects, it remains notable for serving as inspiration to Melville and Verne for Moby Dick and 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, respectively.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!
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