, xxv, 157pp. illus. 28 cm., dust-jacket, rear panel with large tear at top near spine, very good aqua blue cloth, ISBN 0879230622 . . Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838) is the only complete novel written by American writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809 –1849). 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 further 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.
From the Back Cover:
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.
Titel: The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
Verlag: Illustrations by Gerry Hoover, introduction by Richard Wilbur. [Boston: D. R. Godine, 1973
Buchbeschreibung Penguin US Apr 2008, 2008. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Poe found the germ of the story he would develop into ARTHUR GORDON PYM in 1836 in a newspaper account of the shipwreck and subsequent rescue of the two men on board. Published in 1838, this rousing sea adventure follows New England boy, Pym, who stows away on a whaling ship with its captain's son, Augustus. The two boys repeatedly find themselves on the brink of death or discovery and witness many terrifying events, including mutiny, cannibalism, and frantic pursuits. Poe imbued this deliberately popular tale with such allegorical richness, biblical imagery, and psychological insights that the tale has come to influence writers as various as Melville, James, Verne and Nabokov. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. 245 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780140437485
Buchbeschreibung London: Octopus Books Limited, 1981. Gr.8° Pappeinband. Goldschnitt! Schnitt leicht fleckig. Sonst sehr guter Zustand. 782 S. Englisch 1400g. Artikel-Nr. 819376
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, London, 1927. hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Slightly soiled hardcover with significantly darkened spine, tiny tear on head of spine and lightly rubbed spine ends and lower leading corners. Pages are lightly yellowed; light creases on early pages; No dust jacket. T. Used. Artikel-Nr. 272112
Buchbeschreibung Published by Bear, London, 1946. , unabridged First Thus , a little rubbed and creased, good condition pictorial paper cover Paperback ISBN: Artikel-Nr. 54567
Buchbeschreibung Book Club Associates, London, 1982. Kunstledereinband. Buchzustand: Sehr gut erhalten. 782 p. Size: 1285 g. Artikel-Nr. 1982PE782
Buchbeschreibung London, Book Club Ass., 1982. 782 pp Very good copy. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 8°, hardcover, Kunstleder, gilt ornamentation. Gilt top edge. Artikel-Nr. 11653
Buchbeschreibung Book Club Associates, 1982. Gebundene Ausgabe. Buchzustand: Gut. in Englisch, grüner Kunstledereinband, 778 Seiten, Papier an den Rändern leicht gebräunt, sonst in sehr gutem Zustand Interne Angebotsnummer: 0220P2QV5MV LI-1405 20.02.2015 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1247. Artikel-Nr. 29960
Buchbeschreibung Peter Lang Jul 1989, 1989. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - This study is a unique correction of a misperception regarding works by two of nineteenth century America's literary giants: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) and Mark Twain (1835-1910). By examining their lives within the social, political, and technological climates of their respective times, the author presents a strong argument for his new and radical reading of Poe's Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and Twain's The Great Dark (1898) as being America's literary counterparts to Rousseau's social theories. Arguing against the prevailing sentiment that Poe's novel is merely popular fiction and that Twain's tale is an unfinished diatribe, this study clearly delineates their serious attempts to reverse the moral malaise of nineteenth century America through personal spiritual renewal via the aegis of «dream transcendence». 242 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780820410975
Buchbeschreibung Paris - Vienna: Rhombus Edition. OBrosch., 255 Seiten, 16°, Rücken unten 6 cm eingerissen, oben 1 cm, Buchblock ist ganz gelöst, Rücken im Gelenk mehrmals gebrochen. Anfangs Ecken unten leicht gebogen; sonst innen gutes, sauberes exemplar. Book Language/s: en. Artikel-Nr. A21325