"The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket", Poe's only full novel, is one of his most unusual works. A riveting story, in the first person, it tells of a disastrous sea voyage involving storms, mutiny, starvation, cannibalism and a mysterious conclusion. Jorge Luis Borges and Baudelaire were among those who rated it highly. Exploring hidden tensions in American society, this intriguing novel has sparked endless interpretation and debate. The recording is timed to mark the 200th anniversary of Poe's birth.