The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and Related Tales
Edgar Allan Poe
Edited with an Introduction by J. Gerald Kennedy
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The wife of Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Clemm Poe, was born 15 August 1822. She lived a brief life, marrying Poe at 13 (he was 27) and dying of tuberculosis at 24. Poe worked hard to support their marriage and in 1838, three years into their marriage, Poe wrote his only novel: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. While many of Poe's works after his wife's death were marked by the deaths of young women, terror clearly fascinated him from an early stage. Here Arthur Gordon Pym recounts a frightening incident at sea.
Posted on August 15, 2012
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