American Masters

Hear the story of Edgar Allan Poe's only novel

Clip: Season 31 Episode 8 | 2m

Edgar Allan Poe's only novel, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket," was written at a time when Americans were beginning to clash over the idea of slavery. A violent story documenting a racial clash aboard a ship in the South Seas, the story was not well received and is still debated today.

Aired: 10/30/17

Rating: NR

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