The Sphinx of the Ice Realm: The First Complete English Translation, with the Full Text of the Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe

The Sphinx of the Ice Realm: The First Complete English Translation, with the Full Text of the Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe

Jules Verne Edgar Allan Poe Frederick Paul Walter / Aug 20, 2019

The Sphinx of the Ice Realm The First Complete English Translation with the Full Text of the Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe Decades after Edgar Allan Poe s longest and weirdest tale The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym was published the protagonist disappearing into the misty mystifying Antarctic seas his fate unknown Jul

  • Title: The Sphinx of the Ice Realm: The First Complete English Translation, with the Full Text of the Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Author: Jules Verne Edgar Allan Poe Frederick Paul Walter
  • ISBN: 9781438442112
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Decades after Edgar Allan Poe s longest and weirdest tale, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, was published the protagonist disappearing into the misty, mystifying Antarctic seas his fate unknown Jules Verne took up the challenge to answer what had happened to him In The Sphinx of the Ice Realm, he penned the most amazing journey of his fabled career a voyage acrosDecades after Edgar Allan Poe s longest and weirdest tale, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, was published the protagonist disappearing into the misty, mystifying Antarctic seas his fate unknown Jules Verne took up the challenge to answer what had happened to him In The Sphinx of the Ice Realm, he penned the most amazing journey of his fabled career a voyage across the bottom of the world An astonishing mix of manhunt, sea story, scientific speculation, and polar nightmare, Verne s epic fantasy novel appears here for the first time as a new and complete translation by noted Verne expert Frederick Paul Walter The book is a treat for any fan of science fiction and fantasy, and includes many fascinating notes for students and scholars alike In addition, the book features a complete, reader friendly rendition of the original Poe tale that sparked Verne s uniquely imaginative response.

    Sphinx A sphinx Ancient Greek , Boeotian , plural sphinxes or sphinges is a mythical creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion In Greek tradition, it has the head of a human, the haunches of a lion, and sometimes the wings of a bird It is mythicised as treacherous and merciless. The Sphinx HISTORY Aug , A sphinx or sphynx is a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human, with some variations It is a prominent mythological figure in Egyptian, Asian, and Greek mythology. The Great Sphinx of Giza Ancient History Encyclopedia The word sphinx is Greek and came to be applied to the Egyptian sculpture at Giza, according to Verner and others through a translation of the Egyptian name shesep ankh living image by which the Egyptians referred to the piece as well as to other representations of royal figures. Uncovering Secrets of the Sphinx History Smithsonian Nobody knows its original name Sphinx is the human headed lion in ancient Greek mythology the term likely came into use some , years after the statue was built There are hundreds of tombs at Giza with hieroglyphic inscriptions dating back some , years, but not one mentions the statue. Great Sphinx of Giza Description, History, Facts Great Sphinx of Giza, colossal limestone statue of a recumbent sphinx located in Giza, Egypt, that likely dates from the reign of King Khafre c c bce and depicts his face It is one of Egypt s most famous landmarks and is arguably the best known example of sphinx art. Sphinx mythology Britannica Sphinx By the end of the th century, the sphinx reappeared in Greek art and was common down to the end of the th century Often associated with Oriental motifs, it was clearly derived from an Eastern source, and from its appearance it could not have been a Ancient Egyptian History for Kids The Great Sphinx The Great Sphinx of Giza The most famous Sphinx is the Great Sphinx of Giza It is one of the largest and oldest statues in the world Archeologists believe that it was carved around BC and that the head is meant to be the likeness of the Pharaoh Khafra The Great Sphinx faces the sunrise and guards the pyramid tombs of Giza. Facts About The Great Sphinx Of Egypt Ancient Code Facts About The Great Sphinx Of Egypt In Greek mythology, a Sphinx is represented as a monster with a head of a woman, the body of a lioness, the wings of an eagle, and a serpent headed tail The Sphinx became a symbol of kingship in the New Kingdom, and several pharaohs of built temples in the area surrounding the Sphinx. Great Sphinx of Giza Construction The Sphinx is a monolith carved into the bedrock of the plateau, which also served as the quarry for the pyramids and other monuments in the area The nummulitic limestone of the area consists of layers which offer differing resistance to erosion mostly caused by wind and windblown sand , Photos The Ram Headed Sphinx of Gebel el Silsila days agoThe new sphinx is the third sphinx found at the site, which was the source of much of the striking sandstone used in Ancient Egyptian temples and monuments The newly unearthed sphinx was found

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      • Jules Verne Edgar Allan Poe Frederick Paul Walter

        Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science fiction He is best known for his novels Journey to the Center of the Earth 1864 , Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 1870 , and Around the World in Eighty Days 1873 Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised He is the third most translated author of all time, behind Disney Productions and Agatha Christie His prominent novels have been made into films Verne, along with H G Wells, is often referred to as the Father of Science Fiction.


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    1. Poe's only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket was a financial and critical failure at the time of publication. Yet, Poe's tale inspired generations that came after him, including many well-known authors.One of them was this literary god. Jules Verne!Jules Verne loved the story so much that he actually wrote a novel set in the same world as Poe's story. He named the novel as Le Sphinx des glaces (The Sphinx of the Ice Fields) which became known as An Antarctic Mystery in later [...]


    2. "Zagonetka ledenog mora" - Žil VernIzdanje : Tehnička knjiga, 1955.g. Žil Vern ovu ledenu avanturu posvećuje uspomeni na E.A.Poa, čije je delo "Doživljaji Artura Gordona Pima" Vernu poslužilo kao svojevrsna inspiracija. Roman prati pustolovine gospodina Džorlinga, svetskog putnika, i posade broda "Holbrejn" na čelu sa kapetanom Len Gajom. Džorling se pridružuje posadi broda kapetana Gaja na proputovanju kroz antarktičke, ledom okovane, vode. Naime, kapetan Gaj kreće na putovanje pra [...]


    3. Here is the GR blurb for this edition of this book:An Antarctic Mystery; or, The Sphinx of the Ice Fields, was published first in 1897 as a response to Edgar Allan Poe's 1838 novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. It is an adventure story following the journey of of an unnamed narrator through the Kerguelen Islands in the Indian Ocean aboard the ship, the Halbrane.I already had this title on my Someday lists because I had enjoyed some of Verne's other work when I was younger and [...]


    4. This is an unofficial sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's only novel,1838's, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket".Jules Verne was a great admirer of the American writer. Mr.Jeorling is an geological researcher(mineralogist), and believes that book was factual! He's serious and roams the seas of the Earth to find Pym.Reaching the remote Indian Ocean's, Kerguelen Islands and stranded there for many weeks ,after finishing a job.He meets Captain Len Guy of the Halbrane.The captain's brother has [...]


    5. I finished Jules Verne's Le Sphinx de Glaces. Verne wrote his book as a follow-up/continuation of Edgar Allan Poe's novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket.Reading Verne's methodical sequel after Poe's meandering novel had me picturingPoe created a sense of creeping dread in his meandering novel that was part seafaring misadventure, a bit of scientific flora & fauna diary, & a bizarre horror story, capped by an abrupt, inconclusive ending. His perplexing narrative spurred b [...]


    6. Belki biraz garip, bu hayatım boyunca okuduğum ikinci Jules Verne kitabıydı (İlki İskoçya Seyahati). Klasiklerin için herkesin okudum deyip kimsenin okumadığı kitaplar oldukları sıkça söylenir. Ya da Calvino’nun deyişiyle kimsenin okuyorum demeyip tekrar okuyorum dediği kitaplar okudukları. Dünya üzerinde bu cümlelerin en çok yakıştığı yazarlardan biridir herhalde Jules Verne. Verne’in, Arzın Merkezine Seyahat, Denizler Altında Yirmi Bin Fersah, Seksen Günde Dev [...]


    7. This is the first Jules Verne novel I have read and I enjoyed it. The reason I read this book is because it is the "sequel" to Edgar A Poe's "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym". If you have read that novel, you realize that Poe left off rather abruptly and did not finish his narrative. I'm not sure why. It bothered me quite a bit - I wanted to know what happened!Well, apparently, Jules Verne did too. He wrote this continuation of Poe's novel in 1895. Originally in French, I read an English tran [...]


    8. This was a nearly amazing novel. First, I purchased the complete writings of Jules Verne as a single "volume" from the Kindle store. I think it was 99 cents--something like that. And I've been reading my way through the collection. Finishing Antarctic Mystery puts me about 32% of the way through the collection. So I have no knowledge of "what page I am on" at any given time.As for this story, it quickly becomes a sequel of sorts to Edgar Poe's The Narrative of Gordon Pym, because the main charac [...]


    9. A very interesting exploration tale. Jules Vernes descriptions can be intense but he really draws a great picture of everything going on and in reading this book it is very hard not to see the ocean , the ice and the various landscapes. Some very dated bits such as the need to constantly refer to a character as a half breed are declaring all black people are flighty with no concept of the future but sadly it is of the age in that respect.Side from that it is an interesting tale and a great conce [...]


    10. I enjoyed this so much more than I expected! It was exciting and fairly fast-paced; the narrative never flagged. An interesting tidbit, which I presume to be true:"It is a well-known fact that ice, whether formed from fresh or salt water, contains no salt, owing to the chloride of sodium being eliminated in the change from the liquid to the solid state. The origin of the ice, therefore, is a matter of no importance. However, those blocks which are easily distinguished by their greenish colour an [...]


    11. I wanted to see how Verne could have found a way out of the impossible corner Poe so vividly painted himself into with The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Inevitably Verne was forced to reject a few details of Poe's work (partially by asserting that Poe had no contact with Pym - only with a manuscript brought to him by Dirk Peters). Peters is a major character in Verne's novel which makes an effort to be consonant with the 1890's state of knowledge about Antarctica without completel [...]


    12. Like so many other people who read and enjoyed Edgar Allen Poe's splendid NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM, I felt a little cheated by its cliffhanger ending and therefore couldn't wait to get my hands on a sequel. AN ANTARCTIC MYSTERY, however, isn't at all what I had in mind. I'm giving it three stars because I suppose it's a good enough book in its own right, but I would be lying if I told you it in any way held a candle to Poe's aforementioned masterpiece. In AN ANTARCTIC MYSTERY, Jules Verne [...]


    13. Having read and enjoyed some of Jules Vernes more well known works years back, I was a bit surprised at the slow start to this story. I was about 2/3 the way through, and on the verge of quitting, when I began to be gripped by it. But oh, what a disappointing start!A huge chunk of the early part of this book is taken up with a summary of the E.A.Poe tale The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and I would say to anyone looking for an Antarctic read, that that book may well be a better pr [...]


    14. In theory, this sounds kind of neat. Huh, so Jules Verne wrote a sequel to a story by Edgar Allen Poe? Sounds interesting, especially given the bizarre, Lovecraftian ending of Poe's novella. But where Lovecraft was obviously influenced by Poe's work (just look at the abrupt ending dealing with a surreal, potentially god-like entity, or the fact that Lovecraft took a similar plot for his At the Mountains of Madness and even directly borrowed the cry of "tekeli-li" in that story from Poe), Verne s [...]


    15. This book took some extra reading, for after the first chapter you soon find it is a sequel to Edgar Poe's "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket". So I had to put it aside and read Pym first. I recommend reading them in order. So now, a review. I like what Mr. Verne has done with Mr. Poe's story. I really cannot say much about it without giving away the interesting bit about it however. It is a fitting sequel and well worth a read.




    16. In so many ways, a fantasy story unlike any real Antarctic adventure, but then, that's the draw. In short, a ship and crew guided primarily by divine providence (for lack of any other explanation) set out to the South Pole on a mission to rescue the previously supposed fictional characters of Edgar Allen Poe's only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Not a lot happens until the end and the book relies heavily on the original story's mysteries to keep interest. How did Dirk Pe [...]


    17. Having read "the Narative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantuckett", I really liked this book. However, knowing the back story so well, it did also hinder the story a bit. (you don't have to read the Poe book if you don't want to. There is an excellent summary of the story in chapter 4 of Verne's book)This book picks up 7 years after Poe's book. There are great new characters (though they take on the roles of old characterss, almost too seamlessly) and reintroductions of old characters, and for the mo [...]


    18. Leí este libro inmediatamente después de leer "Las narraciones de Arthur Gordon Pym" y es mi primer Jules Verne.No había caído en la cuenta que el estilo iba a ser totalmente otro, sin la intensidad característica de Poe. Solo mientras pasaba los capítulos me daba cuenta que de fantástico no iba a tener nada, y que el propósito de Verne era buscarle el lado lógico-racional a la aventura -sin desenlace? y fantástica-de Pym.Si nos ponemos a comparar nos daremos cuenta que es bien latero, [...]


    19. Set as a sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's 1938 novel 'The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym', written 50yrs later. Being a fan of Verne's writings, I thoroughly enjoyed the story and adventure. Interesting characters with curious idiosyncracies, a staple of Verne's stories. The geography and setting based on available knowledge about Antarctic circle and islands at the end of 1900s is intriguing and makes you check the maps :-)


    20. Being the selfish jerk that I am, I ask you not to read this book. Don't even read about it. This is dangerous magic, don't get into it. Plus, I'm too tired to write a review, and Verne is too majestic to receive one from someone as nonexistent as me.


    21. Jules Verne's sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's beautiful, flawed novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is really kind of invaluable. Because it demonstrates fully what I've long believed which is that great works of art are untidy and that's part of what attracts us to them and gives them authenticity. An Antarctic Mystery neatens Pym's narrative, fully explains the bizarre ending of Poe's novel (and everything else) but doesn't feel anywhere near as satisfying.I like Verne. Journey t [...]


    22. Interesting about this book is how author imagined Antarctica before it was fully discovered, so don't expect that it describes Antarctica as we know it. Also author quit book much faster then he started it - while start of the book has lot of long descriptions, on the end the return of characters is described on few pages. Don't know, if it's because new invetions were made, or author just found it boring and wanted to finish book. It's still a great adventure from one of best authors in this g [...]


    23. Verne pens a sequel to Poe's "Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym" in the form of an antarctic voyage written in something approaching real time. As sequels go, a catastrophe of disappointment somewhere between2010and The Next Karate Kid.Not demonstrably more interesting in the original French.


    24. This is a great classic Antarctic adventure story. It is sequel to Edgar Allen Poe's The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym, but never having read the Poe story, I think this book is a great stand alone story. If you like classic novels, victorian era novels, or adventure novels than this book is worth the time to read.


    25. This is Mr. Verne's sequel to Edgar Allen Poe's "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket." In this Mr. Verne tries to resolve the story and the issues with Poe's story.This is not an Edgar Allen Poe Story. This is a Verne story suing Poe's characters. Dare I say Fanfic.


    26. Part two of the young Arthur Pym's adventure that began in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket". (Please see my review of the Poe novel.) I suggest reading the Poe book first. Interesting comparing the styles of the two authors. Will let you do that.



    27. Like H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness, this novel is inspired by Edgar Allen' Poe's novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. Indeed it's more than inspired by it - it's a sequel to that work and features some of the same characters. In fact, one of the early chapters in this book occupies itself with summarizing The Narrative in it's entirety.Verne begins this story in the Kerguelen Islands, a remote French territory in the southern Indian ocean, where our protagonist, a man named J [...]


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