The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym

The complete title of Poe's episodic story of an ocean voyage is probably enough to indicate what precedes the final chapters. The one other point to explain is that the novel's first edition contains two consecutive chapters numbered 23.
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, in the Month of June, 1827; 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 Antartic Ocean; Her Capture, and the Massacre of Her Crew among the Group of Islands in the Eighty-Fourth Parallel of Southern Latitude; Together with the Incredible Adventures and Discoveries Still Farther South to which that Distressing Calamity Gave Rise., by Edgar Allan Poe. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1838.

Illustration from Pym
Waller Barrett Collection
  • Chapter 18
  • Chapter 19
  • Chapter 20
  • Chapter 21
  • Chapter 22
  • Chapter 23
  • Chapter 23 [24]
  • Chapter 24 [25]
  • [Concluding] Note

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