Edgar Allan Poe

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

Edgar Allan Poe is famed for his unsettling short stories, but he also wrote a full-length novel, his only one: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Framed as the recollections of an adventurous stowaway, Pym begins as a swashbuckling adventure novel, and after growing increasingly weirder, ends on a surreal note worthy of the best of Poe’s short stories.
Despite Poe himself calling it a “a very silly book,” Pym went on to become one of his most-translated and influential works, coloring the themes of future adventure and weird fiction writers like Jules Verne and H. P. Lovecraft. It continues to influence writers to this day.
266 printed pages

Impressions

    Мариshared an impression2 years ago
    💀Spooky
    🌴Beach Bag Book

    The most shocking part about this is the book’s strange connection with the real events much later on. Otherwise an ok read.

Quotes

    Diaqlan Dušmanihas quoted2 years ago
    He pro­ceeded to talk very coolly, how­ever, say­ing he knew that I sup­posed him in­tox­i­cated, but that he was never more sober in his life. He was only tired, he added, of ly­ing in bed on such a fine night like a dog, and was de­ter­mined to get up and dress, and go out on a frolic with the boat. I can hardly tell what pos­sessed me, but the words were no sooner out of his mouth than I felt a thrill of the great­est ex­cite­ment and plea­sure, and thought his mad idea one of the most de­light­ful and most rea­son­able things in the world.

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