Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was a pioneering American author, best known for his horror and macabre works. A member of the Romantic movement, Poe is also credited with helping establish the detective fiction genre. Abandoned by his father and orphaned as a young boy, Poe attended West Point and married his 13-year old cousin in 1835; she died of tuberculosis within two years. Poe struggled to make a living as a writer but his poem THE RAVEN earned him instant success when published in 1845. Poe died mysteriously in 1849, aged just 40.
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poeby Edgar Allan Poe
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THE NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM OF NANTUCKET follows the increasingly bizarre adventure of young Arthur Gordon Pym, a stowaway aboard the whaling ship 'Grampus.' Pym's voyage seems cursed, as he falls victim to a series of misfortunes, including shipwreck, a mutiny and cannibalism.
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