Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive

The story of Edgar Allan Poe’s only novel

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.


Major support for Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support for this film is provided in part by National Endowment for the Arts, Joy Fishman, and Wallace S Wilson.