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

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    Diaqlan Dušmaniцитирапреди 2 години
    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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