History Literature / TheNarrativeOfArthurGordonPymOfNantucket

10th Sep '15 1:48:24 PM DracoKanji
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* AuthorAvatar: "Arthur Gordon Pym" and "Edgar Allan Poe" share the same number of letters, and nearly echo each other. Pym's backstory also largely mirrors Poe's, from his falling apart with his family, the encounter with his grandfather, and the fraternal relationship with Augustus, who is loosely based on Poe's older brother. Both Poe's brother and Augustus share [[spoiler: the date of their deaths]].

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* AuthorAvatar: "Arthur Gordon Pym" and "Edgar Allan Poe" share the same number of letters, and nearly echo each other. Pym's backstory also largely mirrors Poe's, from his falling apart with his family, the encounter with his grandfather, and the fraternal relationship with Augustus, who is loosely based on Poe's older brother. Both Poe's brother and Augustus share [[spoiler: the date of their deaths]].
11th Oct '14 10:13:10 AM Patachou
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* ShoutOut: Overtly referenced in Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'' with the Shoggoths' cry of ''Tekeli-li!''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
** A copy of the book can be seen on Creator/ReneMagritte's ''La Reproduction Interdite'' (1937).
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Overtly referenced in Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'' with the Shoggoths' cry of ''Tekeli-li!''.
2nd Jun '14 10:55:10 AM SilverDragon
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** The paper which Augustus writes a message on seemingly has three sides, ot to mention that the message written on it changes.

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** The paper which Augustus writes a message on seemingly has three sides, ot not to mention that the message written on it changes.
22nd Feb '14 5:29:27 AM SquigPie
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* PlotHole:
** One character would not tell Pym a certain fact until "many years elapsed." This character dies a few chapters later.

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* PlotHole:
PlotHole: The novel has several, very amateurish examples of this. Considering the skill of [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe the author]] it's most likely intentional, though scholars can't agree on why.
** One character would not tell Pym a certain fact until "many years elapsed." This character dies a few chapters later.
** The paper which Augustus writes a message on seemingly has three sides, ot to mention that the message written on it changes.
22nd Feb '14 5:21:40 AM SquigPie
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* AlienGeometries: Near the South Pole.
* AlienSea: Near the South Pole, the water is "of a milky consistency and hue", with violently flaring vapors and temperatures so high it's "almost unpleasant to the touch."

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* AlienGeometries: [[spoiler: Near the South Pole.
Pole.]]
* AlienSea: [[spoiler: Near the South Pole, the water is "of a milky consistency and hue", with violently flaring vapors and temperatures so high it's "almost unpleasant to the touch.""]]
13th Feb '14 4:23:42 AM SquigPie
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The novel is also notable for having the (oft-overlooked) quality of being a very early example of post-modern fiction.
25th Oct '13 7:44:33 AM Jhimmibhob
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** One character would not tell Pym a certain fact until "many years elapsed." This character dies a few chapters later. [[spoiler: Considering the competence of Poe as a writer, and the general surreality of the story, it's most likely extremely deliberate]]

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** One character would not tell Pym a certain fact until "many years elapsed." This character dies a few chapters later. [[spoiler: Considering the competence of Poe as a writer, and the general surreality of the story, it's most likely extremely deliberate]]
24th Oct '13 10:51:30 AM SquigPie
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** One character would not tell Pym a certain fact until "many years elapsed." This character dies a few chapters later.

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** One character would not tell Pym a certain fact until "many years elapsed." This character dies a few chapters later. [[spoiler: Considering the competence of Poe as a writer, and the general surreality of the story, it's most likely extremely deliberate]]
16th Jan '13 11:38:02 AM Jhimmibhob
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* AlienSea: Journeying towards the South Pole, the water is "of a milky consistency and hue", with vapors flaring violently and the heat is so extreme it's "almost unpleasant to the touch". [[IGotBetter It doesn't get better]].

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* AlienSea: Journeying towards Near the South Pole, the water is "of a milky consistency and hue", with vapors flaring violently flaring vapors and the heat is temperatures so extreme high it's "almost unpleasant to the touch". [[IGotBetter It doesn't get better]].touch."



* {{Continuation}}:** Charles Romeyn Dake's ''A Strange Discovery'' completes the story as a LostWorld yarn, throwing in exiled Roman explorers and the lost ship's log of Francis Drake.

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* {{Continuation}}:** {{Continuation}}:
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Charles Romeyn Dake's ''A Strange Discovery'' completes the story as a LostWorld yarn, throwing in exiled Roman explorers and the lost ship's log of Francis Drake.



* MysteriousAntarctica: TropeMaker.

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* MysteriousAntarctica: The TropeMaker.



* PlotHole: One character would not tell Pym a certain fact until "many years elapsed." This character dies a few chapters later. Also, if Verne's sequel is to be considered canon, there's the fact that [spoiler: Tiger's collar is found over at Tsalal, indicating the dog survived the sinking of the ''Jane Guy'' and was with Pym, Dirk, Augustus and Parker on the raft... when they decided to draw straws and cannibalize Parker for food rather than the animal.]

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* PlotHole: PlotHole:
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One character would not tell Pym a certain fact until "many years elapsed." This character dies a few chapters later. Also, if later.
** In
Verne's sequel is to be considered canon, there's non-canon sequel, the fact that [spoiler: dog Tiger's collar is found over at on Tsalal, indicating the dog implying that he survived the sinking of the ''Jane Guy'' Guy''. [[spoiler:If so, Pym and was with Pym, Dirk, Augustus and Parker on the raft... when they decided to draw his shipmates earlier drew straws and cannibalize Parker for food rather than to see who'd get cannibalized]], [[ComicStrip/TheFarSide with the animal.]dog calmly looking on!]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Tiger, Pym's dog]] suddenly stops being mentioned altogether following the wrecking of the ''Jane Guy'', with no indication as to his fate.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Tiger, Pym's dog]] suddenly stops being mentioned altogether following After the wrecking wreck of the ''Jane Guy'', Guy'' Pym's dog Tiger drops out of the story, with no further indication as to his fate.
16th Jan '13 9:41:54 AM JohnnyNovgorod
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* AlienSea: Journeying towards the South Pole, the sea turns "milky white" and "too hot to touch". [[IGotBetter It doesn't get better]].

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* AlienSea: Journeying towards the South Pole, the sea turns "milky white" water is "of a milky consistency and "too hot hue", with vapors flaring violently and the heat is so extreme it's "almost unpleasant to the touch". [[IGotBetter It doesn't get better]].



* {{Continuation}}:
** Charles Romeyn Dake's ''A Strange Discovery'' completes the story as a LostWorld yarn, throwing in exiled Roman explorers and the lost ship's log of Francis Drake.

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* {{Continuation}}:
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{{Continuation}}:** Charles Romeyn Dake's ''A Strange Discovery'' completes the story as a LostWorld yarn, throwing in exiled Roman explorers and the lost ship's log of Francis Drake.



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