E-book The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

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Edgar Allan Poe

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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is the only complete novel written by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. The work relates the tale of the young Arthur Gordon Pym, who stows away aboard a whaling ship called the Grampus. Various adventures and misadventures befall Pym, including shipwreck, mutiny, and cannibalism, before he is saved by the crew of the Jane Guy. Aboard this vessel, Pym and a sailor named Dirk Peters continue their adventures farther south. Docking on land, they encounter hostile black-skinned natives before escaping back to the ocean. The novel ends abruptly as Pym and Peters continue toward the South Pole. The story starts out as a fairly conventional adventure at sea, but it becomes increasingly strange and hard to classify. Poe, who intended to present a realistic story, was inspired by several real-life accounts of sea voyages, and drew heavily from Jeremiah N. Reynolds and referenced the Hollow Earth theory. He also drew from his own experiences at sea. Analyses of the novel often focus on the potential autobiographical elements as well as hints of racism and the symbolism in the final lines of the work. Difficulty in finding literary success early in his short story-writing career inspired Poe to pursue writing a longer work. A few serialized installments of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket were first published in the Southern Literary Messenger, though never completed. The full novel was published in July 1838 in two volumes. Some critics responded negatively to the work for being too gruesome and for cribbing heavily from other works, while others praised its exciting adventures. Poe himself later called it "a very silly book". In the years since its publication, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket became an influential work, notably for Herman Melville and Jules Verne, and it has been cited as one of the greatest novels ever written in the English language.
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9783961898237
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561.97 KB
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116
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Ebook
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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

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(Boston, 1809-Baltimore, 1849) vivió una vida marcada por la necesidad y la desgracia: huérfano desde muy pequeño, escritor profesional con constantes altibajos económicos, viudo tras el fallecimiento de su joven esposa, su prima Virginia Clemm. Pero su obra sentó las bases de la literatura del futuro. Si el genio es la capacidad de «crear un tópico nuevo», como afirmaba Baudelaire (que lo tradujo y vivió poseído por este «escritor de los nervios»), de Poe surgen las reglas más fecundas de la literatura moderna. Por ejemplo, las del flaneurismo y el individuo perdido entre las masas de las ciudades. O las del cuento de terror psicológico, del que fue maestro en piezas célebres como «La caída de la Casa Usher» o «El corazón delator». O los elementos que definen el género policíaco, con las historias protagonizadas por Auguste Dupin, el primer detective. Poe fijó incluso las claves de una poesía moderna, urbana y «desromantizada» que da pie a las vanguardias del siglo XX y llevó a Stéphane Mallarmé a definirlo como «el dios intelectual de su siglo». Su muerte, con apenas cuarenta años de edad (¿alcoholismo?, ¿sobredosis?, ¿suicidio?), sigue siendo un misterio.