1889 Rare Victorian Book - Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe : A Romance Illustrated
Author : Poe, Edgar, Allan
Title : Arthur Gordon Pym: A Romance Illustrated by A. D. McCormick.
Publisher : New York : New Amsterdam Book Company, no date (circa 1889)
Language : Text in English
Size : 8 " X 5.5 "
Pages : vi-265 pages
Binding : Attractive and Very good full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare staining and foxing,)
Illustrations : Illustrated with a nice frontis portrait and 7 full page illustrations.
The book : Rare in any condition and very attractive 1880's edition of Arthur Gordon Pym- The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838) 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 author: Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.
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