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Descent into the Maelström, a (1841) [Short Story]
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It is a force of nature -- unstoppable, unimaginable, unfathomable -- it is the Maelström, a whirling, spinning vortex of deadly water that appears each day and subsides for only fifteen short minutes at high and low tide. For three fisherman who dare to brave the crossing to the other side, it is a sign of the wrath of God they alone dare challenge. The sea life upon which they make their living is abundant enough there to allow them comfortable lives -- if they survive each day. But the Maelström will test them.

Published in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine May 1841. Reprinted in:

  • A Century of Creepy Stories, ed. Anon., Hutchinson 1937
  • Haunted Travellers (1985)
  • The Mammoth Book of Classic Chillers, ed. Tim Haydock, Robinson 1986
  • Tales of Mystery and Terror, Penguin/Puffin 1990
  • Sea-Cursed (1994)
  • The Ascent of Wonder (1994)
  • Selected Tales (1994)
  • The SF Collection, ed. Edel Brosnan, Chancellor Press 1994
  • Creepy Stories, ed. Anon., Bracken Books 1994
  • The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales, Penguin/Signet Classic 1998

Original title: A Descent into the Maelström
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionAdventureSurvival

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Tales by Edgar A. Poe (1845) [Collection]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, the (1938) [Collection]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Edgar Allen Poe: Selected Prose, Poetry, and Eureka (1950) [Collection]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Edgar Allan Poe: Greenwich Unabridged Library Classics (1981) [Collection]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Haunted Travellers (1985) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , Mary Williams , Derek Stanford , Rosalind Wade , J.C. Trewin , Fred Urquhart , Chris Simons , R. Chetwynd-Hayes , Patricia Daly , Lanyon Jones , Meg Buxton , Denys Val Baker , A.L. Barker
     High Adventure (1992) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , Rudyard Kipling , Edgar Rice Burroughs , Arthur Conan Doyle , Anne McCaffrey , Jack London , Lawrence Block , Joseph Conrad , Lucius Shepard , James M. Cain , Charles Sheffield , Robert Louis Stevenson , Harry Turtledove , Ian Fleming , O. Henry , Loren D. Estleman , Honoré de Balzac , Randall Garrett , Doug Allyn , Clark Howard , David Braly , Cornell Woolrich , Charles Ardai , Robert Twohy , John F. Dobbyn , Patrick Ireland , Gaylord DuBois , John Kelly
     Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and Related Tales, the (1994) [Collection]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart
     Selected Tales (1994) [Collection]
      Author: Edgar Allan Poe
     Sea-Cursed (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , Roger Zelazny , H. P. Lovecraft , Ray Bradbury , Roald Dahl , Arthur Conan Doyle , Clive Barker , Joseph Conrad , Joe R. Lansdale , Ramsey Campbell , A.E. van Vogt , William Hope Hodgson , Robert E. Howard , Clark Ashton Smith , Frank Belknap Long , Robert Bloch , Brian Lumley , Nancy Holder , Matthew Costello , Jack Dann , F. Marion Crawford , Hugh B. Cave , Donald Wandrei , Edward Lucas White , Jack Cady , Henry S. Whitehead , Robert Aickman , Arthur J. Burks , Philip M. Fisher , Robert H. Barlow

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