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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and Related Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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. Inclu 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.
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. PaperbackWorld’s Classicspages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. May 29, Michael rated it really liked it. What an odd and wonderful book! A sea voyage unlike any other I’ve read about and I’ve read about a lot of them.
The story really pulled me in, even as it got stranger and more outlandish.
I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Jun 26, Andrew Finazzo rated it it was ok. Poe himself summed up my thoughts about this novel when he said it is “a very silly book”. The prologue sets up the work as being dw by two authors, Poe ghostwriting the first two parts and Pym himself finishing the rest.
The work is split into a preface and 25 chapters. This is a arfhur narration following Pym as he stows away on a vessel which is taken by mutineers and eventually with Pym’s help retaken. Poe gives a resounding description of terrible circumstances w Poe himself summed up my thoughts about this novel when he said it is “a very silly book”.
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and Related Tales
Poe gives a resounding description of terrible circumstances which befall Pym. Horrors including entrapment, captivity, near drowning, nightmares, brutality, grief, starvation and subsequent cannibalism, and many others befall our ce. This part of the story is well paced and rates with some of my favorite Poe stories. Pym and a comrade are rescued from their first ship and take spots upon another vessel under Captain Guy.
These chapters are a slog of technical information and bland, overdetailed descriptions of various sights in the southern seas. Poe’s descriptions, especially related to parts of a ship, are minute but unelpful to the layman. Often times when talking about the ship Poe would string together so many unexplained technical ship-related terms that it became a dde mess this would not be so severe to a reader with more knowledge of ships and sails.
Poe admittedly borrows long narrcain boring excerpts from other authors related to technical information – such as the nesting of various birds. Pym has become, with no explanation given, a great influence on Captain Guy and encourages an exploration of the antarctic ocean.
A mysterious set of islands is discovered, in what appears to be an out of place temperate climate. The crew sets about to ravage the resources of the land, “paying” the natives with trinkets brought south. The natives end up being more resourceful and end up ambushing all but Pym arrthur his original gordno. Pym is very mad at the “savages” for this duplicity.
Pym, his comrade, and a single native hostage, escape in a large canoe and continue south. The novel ends with a series of strange anomalies of gordonn supernatural variety. I was quite excited by the beginning of this novel. Poe’s writing narrwcin fear generally shines.
The whole story is disjointed and a bit mad. Character development is wonky or nonexistent and the depiction of the fictional natives in the latter portion is nothing but a racist caricature.
In trying to understand this novel I have come upon the theory that: He then dies when the ship of death passes. The journeys around South America with Captain Guy represent a kind of bland purgatory. The section amongst the antarctic natives is hell, which Pym escapes, and finally the ending is Pym finally beholding god. The prologue requires a different ending, or an epilogue, as the novel’s abrupt conclusion defies any explanation regarding how the story came to be told to Poe.
In the end, I am glad to have read this novel because the horror filled gems found throughout the beginning and less so in the end are exquisite. May 15, K.
Absolutely rated it really liked it Recommended to K. The only novel written by Edgar Allan Poe and for me, this is one of the most satisfying. What can you say to a book that inspired Herman Melville to write his masterpiece Moby-Dick?
I am still to read it but based on the positive feedbacks that are coming from my friends here in Goodreads who are reading that book this month, I will definitely be reading that in the next few months.
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This book is a narrative of a young man Arthur Gordon Pym and it tells about his sea and land, but mostly sea, adventures. The latter includes ,a shipwreck, a mutiny, death and even cannibalism. The former includes encounters with tribal black people who are savages. I particularly enjoyed the first person narration because of that distinct voice that only EAP had.
I have never encountered a writer who writes se, easy to understand yet it feels old. And that archaic tone does not alienate bore the reader because his words and lyrical tune are classy and his plot is nicely crafted. This characters are like men who you can visualize in black and white or like moving human being in sepia yet they can be the next young man standing with you when you get on py, a cruise or at the pier while waiting for the dispatcher for you to ride on a motorboat to an island.
Almost from the beginning of the novel, what might be a straightforward sea-faring adventure is revealed to be anything but. With the help of the captain’s son, Pym stows away on a whaling ship, the Grampus and is entombed without food and water in the hold for two weeks. From then on murder follows mutiny, with shipwreck and cannibalism in close succession.
The pace of the narrative and the horror were subdued yet it the story is not boring. It is in the form of a journal that traces Pym’s gradual desensitization to the horrors that beset him, from terror early in the book to casual curiosity towards the end. The ending is not satisfying but because of what Pym has went through, it is enough for me. Nnarracin could be that EAP felt that having a whooping denouement would be an overkill because all the hardships have been experienced by the young man and sailing to the South Pole somehow gives the readers something positive to look forward to.
I can live with that thought instead of having one last backbreaking tryst with danger that would look like a forced and artificial ending.
I really liked this book.
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Aug 06, Christy rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is fun but flawed. It’s arthug from a consistent work and feels somewhat fragmentary and exploratory at times, but any novel that includes mutiny, shipwreck, cannibalism, strange and threatening natives especially narracln with black teethfascinating creatures from identifiable animals like sharks, polar bears, and narrracin to unidentifiable ones like the white creature with red teeth that they come across late in the bookand a healthy dose of adventure, horror, and mystery is worth r This book is fun but flawed.
It’s far from a consistent work and feels somewhat fragmentary and exploratory at times, but any novel that includes mutiny, artuur, cannibalism, strange and threatening natives especially ones with black teethfascinating creatures from identifiable animals like sharks, polar bears, and penguins to unidentifiable ones like the white creature with red teeth that they come across late in the bookand a healthy dose of adventure, horror, and mystery is worth reading.
This is in some ways a shorter, more interesting Moby Dick ; both texts include lightly disguised philosophical ideas and quite a few details and digressions apparently unrelated to the narrative, both take place at sea, and both end with images of whiteness the white whale itself at the end of Moby Dick and, at the end of Pym “a shrouded human figure, very far larger in its proportions than any dweller among men” .
Each novel also leaves us with at least one survivor of the carnage someone has to tell the story, after all. Jul 09, William Oarlock rated it really liked it Shelves: The legend that is Poe as well as perfecting the detective-story and the horror tale originated another unique, though little acknowledged, artform that of the ‘weird novel’.
The titular narrator, smuggled aboard a brig by a friend, on a journey to the then unknown South Seas, falls victim to mutiny, recapturing the vessel, wreckage in storms and starvation prevented by cannibalismas well as an encounter with an all-corpse-crewed vessel, on the drifting, slowly sinking hulk.
Eventually esca The legend that is Poe as well as perfecting the detective-story and the horror tale originated another unique, though little acknowledged, artform that of the ‘weird novel’.
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
Eventually escaping with fellow survivor Dirk Peters, they are rescued by a British schooner and continue on to Antarctic mystery.
Proceeding beyond the ice bergs – finding the carcass of a new weird animal species indicating warmer climes – they come to the all-black and all-black peopled isle of Tsalal. The natives appear friendly at first, then ambush and slaughter the schooner’s crew as soon as confidence is gained. Pym and Peters hide in the surrounding mountains, in gorges apparently artificially carved hieroglyphs for “Shaded”, “White” and “Region to the South” as revealed in the epilogue and eventually escape Tsalal, whose people mortally fear white animals and objects; with the terrorized shriek of “Tekeli-li!
At the oneiric climax Pym’s narrative is cut short, and Poe’s longest tale ends. But his influence began. Apr 03, Dfordoom rated it liked it Shelves: Part sea story, part adventure story, part horror story.
A young man who runs away to sea and gets more than he bargained for. As the tale progresses it gets weirder, as Pym finds himself exploring the Antarctic, Part sea story, part adventure story, part horror story.
As the tale progresses it gets weirder, as Pym finds himself exploring the Antarctic, which turns out to be stranger than anyone had expected. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym is in some ways a lost world story, with a strange Antarctic civilisation.
Dec 29, Mike rated it really liked it. The majority of this novella is a rollicking sea adventure that seems to include many of the elements that I rightly or wrongly associate with Poe. There are no real scenes, no character development; one crisis simply leads to another. The story passes like a strange dream: