The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
Auteur: Edgar Allan Poe
Uitgeverij: Boekenplan, Maastricht
Jaar van uitgave: 2007
Omvang: 212 pagina’s
Afmetingen: 134 x 215 x 18 mm
Gewicht: 310 gram
After reading an 1836 newspaper account of a shipwreck and its two survivors, Edgar Allan Poe penned his only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, the story of a stowaway on a Nantucket whaleship who finds himself enmeshed in the dark side of life at sea: mutiny, cannibalism, savagery-even death. “[Poe] remains contemporary because he appeals to basic human feelings and expresses universal themes common to all men in all languages: dreams, love, loss; grief, mourning, alienation; terror, revenge, murder; insanity, disease, and death.” Within the pages of this novel, we encounter nearly all of them.