Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Raven Edition, Volume 3
This, the third of 5 volumes containing Poe's works, contains 6 of his short stories as well as Poe's only complete novel, The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym. In it, Arthur Gordon Pym stows away on a whaling vessel and experiences shipwreck, mutiny, and other adventures in typical Poe fashion. (Introduction by TriciaG)
First Page:THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
IN FIVE VOLUMES
The Raven Edition
NARRATIVE OF A. GORDON PYM LIGEIA MORELLA A TALE OF THE RAGGED MOUNTAINS THE SPECTACLES KING PEST THREE SUNDAYS IN A WEEK
NARRATIVE OF A. GORDON PYM
UPON my return to the United States a few months ago, after the extraordinary series of adventure in the South Seas and elsewhere, of which an account is given in the following pages, accident threw me into the society of several gentlemen in Richmond, Va., who felt deep interest in all matters relating to the regions I had visited, and who were constantly urging it upon me, as a duty, to give my narrative to the public. I had several reasons, however, for declining to do so, some of which were of a nature altogether private, and concern no person but myself; others not so much so. One consideration which deterred me was that, having kept no journal during a greater portion of the time in which I was absent, I feared I should not be able to write, from mere memory, a statement so minute and connected as to have the appearance of that truth it would really possess, barring only the natural and unavoidable exaggeration to which all of us are prone when detailing events which have had powerful influence in exciting the imaginative faculties... Continue reading book >>
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|Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)|
Reviewer: dg - May 10, 2018
BEWARE OF CHAPTERS 14 AND 15!!! Had to skip most of 14 and all of 15---was making me crazy! Great story and readers otherwise.
Reviewer: Physics - April 21, 2016
Subject: This story.
The story is great, but the reader for 14 has an inflection in every damn sentence and it makes listening impossible.
Reviewer: Ruth Stephenson - April 14, 2016
Subject: Excellent literature
This is such a great story! The reader of chapter 14, however, is a trainwreck. I'm serious. Not diction, no attention to punctuation, terrible. I almost had to just skip the whole chapter. Reading with a bizarre sing song cadance only works with poetry, and then only rarely. Giving it 5 stars anyway because most of the readers are good and the story is really good.