Text: Anonymous, [Comment on The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, United States Gazette (Philadelphia, PA), August 2, 1838, p. 2, cols, 1-2


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We have received through Mr. Perkins, no. 134 Chesnut street, a volume just from the press of the Harpers, of New York, with the following title, which we copy at length, with a view of setting forth the nature of its contents:

“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 Grey [[Guy]]; the brief [column 2:] cruise of this latter vessel in the Antarctic Ocean; her capture, and the massacre of her crew among a 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.”

The work is full of the most wonderful details, which the author assures are wholly true.





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