The tales and poems of Edgar Allan Poe, with biogr. essay by J.H. Ingram by Edgar Allan Poe

The tales and poems of Edgar Allan Poe, with biogr. essay by J.H. Ingram

byEdgar Allan Poe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... THE NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM OF NANTUCKET, COMPRISING The Details Of A Mutiny And Atrocious Butchery On Board The American Brig Grampus, On Her Way To The South Seas--With An Account Of The RecapTure Of The Vessel By The Survivors; Their ShipWreck, AND SUBSEQUENT HORRIBLE SUFFERINGS FROM Famine; Their Deliverance By Means Of The British Schooner Jane Guy; The Brief Cruise Of This Latter Vessel In The Antarctic Ocean; Her Capture, And The Massacre Of Her Crew Among A Group Of Islands In The 84TH Parallel Of Southern Latitude, Together With The Incredible AdvenTures And Discoveries Still Further South, To Which That Distressing Calamity Gave Rise. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. Upon my return to the United States a few months ago, after the extraordinary series of adventures 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. Another reason was, that the incidents to be narrat...

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Title:The tales and poems of Edgar Allan Poe, with biogr. essay by J.H. IngramFormat:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217641709

ISBN - 13:9780217641708

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