Review of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838)
Edgar Allan Poe (writer).
I can’t decide whether the sections of rather dull plagiarized travelogue leading up to the gripping ending actually need to be so long in order to establish a realistic framework for Poe to violate so brilliantly. They do add the gravity that is missing from “MS. Found in a Bottle” (1833).