Monday, November 30, 2009

Pym, Poe and the Purpose of Detail

Have you ever read the title page to the original 1838 version of Pym? Thoughts Welcome!

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 and 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 Guy; the Brief 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.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Poe Cottage Fundraiser!

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe and His Cottage

December 11, 2009
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, New York 10003

Please print out this email and return it to Kathleen McAuley at the address below, or call with your information:

______ ticket(s) at $100 per ticket

______Additional Donation - We hope to see you at the Benefit Evening, however, if you are unable to attend, consider making a donation in support of the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage.



Telephone: _____________________


Method of Payment:

__check (Payable to The Bronx County Historical Society)

__money order


__Master Card

Credit Card #:_____________________________________ Exp.___________

Card ID# (found on the back of the card) _________

Signature ________________________________

Please direct any questions about the Poe Cottage Fundraiser to:

Kathleen A. McAuley
Director of Museums
The Bronx County Historical Society
3309 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, New York 10467
phone: (718) 881-8900
fax: (718) 881-4827