The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket / An Antarctic Mystery by Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe’s The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is the story of young Arthur Gordon Pym who, yearning for adventure, stows away on the whaler Grampus. Beset by troubles including mutiny, shipwreck, and cannibals, Pym is rescued by the crew of the Jane Guy and continues his adventures as the ship heads further south.

Eleven years later, Jules Verne’s An Antarctic Mystery picks up the trail of Pym and his fellow shipmates, taking readers to the very edge of the world, where the mystery of Arthur Gordon Pym’s fate is eventually revealed.

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, poet, and critic.  Best known for his macabre prose work, including the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” his writing has influenced literature in the United States and around the world. Visit him online at Avi is the author of more than fifty books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He has won two Newbery Honors and many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado. Visit him at
Published May 15, 2012 by HarperPerennial Classics. 371 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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