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Extended Audio Sample The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym of Nantucket (Unabridged), by Edgar Allan Poe
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (992 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: John L Chatty Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is Edgar Allan Poe's only complete novel, published in 1838. Set in 1827, it is an exciting blend of science, romance, adventure, realism, and supernaturalism. It is based on the actual experiences of J.N. Reynolds, whose book Poe consulted. The narrative comprises the details of a mutiny on board the American brig Grampus on her way to the South Seas. The young hero, Pym, aided by Augustus, the captain's son, becomes a stowaway. Poe incorporates it all: butchery, shipwreck, famine, massacre, and deliverance. But it is Pym's friendship and friction with Augustus that form the major part of the book's aesthetic design. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Darrenbob | 2/12/2014

    " Poe's only novel-length story. For good reason. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Erika Forth | 2/8/2014

    " I love Poe. But his only novel is not up to his standards. It was ridiculous, boring, and seemed pointless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tonia | 2/4/2014

    " Just finished reading this odd and fantastic novel. Not quite sure what to make of it. Parts of it were difficult to get through and others brilliant. The end, I have no words. Best moments were the living burials, strangers in a foreign/'Other' place, cannibalism, desperation, entombed in the bowels of the ship, existing in spaces with no light versus spaces with all light and the effects on the mind. I will be interested to hear how others perceived this in class tonight. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Anne | 1/3/2014

    " Actually, it was good until the two left guys were picked up from their bad luck to a better situation - but from there on, it was all about nautics and in the end it was so incoherent somehow - plus there was no end, though this is no problem at all as the last myth has really been interesting. The problem was only, that it was without any reason, it seems. "

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