The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is a pivotal work in which Poe calls attention to the act of writing and to the problem of representing the truth. It is an archetypal American story of escape from domesticity tracing a young man’s rite of passage through a series of terrible brushes with death during a fateful sea voyage. Included are eight related tales which further illuminate Pym by their treatment of persistent themes–fantastic voyages, gigantic whirlpools, and premature burials–as well as its relationship to Poe’s art and life.
It is important to mention that this novel is the only novel written by Edgar Allan Poe.
This novel was sort of an odd, enjoyable and weird read. It was interesting read but it felt like it was missing something.
This story sort of sets the mood that it sort of was written by two different authors. Because the whole story is Edgar Allan Poe ghostwriting the first two parts novel and the rest is written by the so-called “Pym” himself.
This whole novel was split into a preface and 25 chapters. Which I wasn’t a fan of.
I really had trouble with connecting with the story in this novel so that’s why I can’t really tell you what I think about it.
This novel as I said above was enjoyable but very far from interesting or okay.
I give this novel 1 / 5