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The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Poe Press], [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN: 9781619493537 1619493535
OCLC Number: 868888379
Description: 177 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Edgar Allen Poe.

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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.

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