The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, Paperback / softback Book

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym Paperback / softback

Edited by Frederick S. Frank, Diane Long Hoeveler

Part of the Broadview Editions series


Edgar Allan Poe's only long fiction has provoked intense scholarly discussions about its meaning since its first publication.

The novel relates the adventures of Pym after he stows away on a whaling ship, where he endures starvation, encounters with cannibals, a whirlpool, and finally a journey to an Antarctic sea.

It draws on the conventions of travel writing and science fiction, and on Poe's own experiences at sea, but is ultimately in a category of its own.Appendices include virtually all of the contemporary sources of exploration and south polar navigation that Poe consulted and adapted to the narrative, together with reviews and notices of Pym and a sampling of responses to the novel from a wide array of authors, from Herman Melville to Jules Verne.

Seven illustrations are also included.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 294 pages, 19 illustrations
  • Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9781551118383

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