Life and Letters of Edgar Allan Poe (1903), volume 1 [Biography], title page and table of contents


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Title page:

LIFE
AND LETTERS

OF

Edgar Allan Poe

By
JAMES A. HARRISON
of the University of Virginia

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VOLUME I.

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NEW YORK
Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

PAGE

 

Editor’s Preface [[Introduction]]    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

vii

 

CHAPTER I. 1809-1824.

Poe’s Ancestry, Birth, and Earlier Years at Richmond: School-Days in England and Virginia    ·

1

 

CHAPTER II. 1826.

Poe’s Environment at the University of Virginia    ·     ·

35

 

CHAPTER III. 1827-1829.

The Early Poems. The Legendary Years.    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

38

 

CHAPTER IV. 1829-1830.

At West Point, The Poems of 1831.    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

86

 

CHAPTER V. 1831-1836.

The Dark Years. The Baltimore “Visiter” and Latrobe’s Reminiscences. Marriage.    ·     ·     ·

135

 

CHAPTER VI. 1837-1840.

Adrift: New York and Philadelphia.    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

188

 

CHAPTER VII. 1840-1844.

Philadelphia; New York; Burton’s “Gentleman’s Magazine;” “Graham’s Magazine.”    ·     ·     ·

153

 

CHAPTER VIII. 1844-1845.

New York; “The Broadway Journal.”    ·     ·     ·

187

 

CHAPTER IX. 1845.

“The Raven”    ·     ·     ·

213

 

CHAPTER X. 1845.

Tales; Poems; Longfellow’s War; End of “The Broadway Journal.”    ·     ·     ·

228

 

CHAPTER XI. 1846.

Social and Literary Life in New York: The Literati.    ·     ·     ·

241

 

CHAPTER XII. 1846-1847.

Fordham; The Death of Virginia Poe.    ·     ·     ·

252

 

CHAPTER XIII. 1848.

“Eureka.”    ·     ·     ·

269

 

CHAPTER XIV. 1848.

Mrs. Whitman; “The Bells;” Mrs. Osgood.    ·     ·     ·

281

 

CHAPTER XV. 1848-1849.

“Stella;” “Annie;” Philadelphia.    ·     ·     ·

299

 

CHAPTER XVI. 1849.

Last Days in Richmond.    ·     ·     ·

310

 

CHAPTER XVII. 1849.

In Baltimore; The End.    ·     ·     ·

327

 

APPENDIX.

Poe’s Autobiography    ·     ·     ·

343

 

Mrs. Clemm’s Preface to the Griswold Edition    ·     ·     ·

347

 

The “Ludwig Article” (R. W. Griswold)    ·     ·     ·

348

 

Death of Edgar A. Poe (N. P. Willis)    ·     ·     ·

360

 

Edgar Allan Poe (J. R. Lowell)    ·     ·     ·

367

 

Edgar A. Poe (P. Pendleton Cooke)    ·     ·     ·

383

 

The Late Edgar Allan A. Poe (John R. Thompson)    ·     ·     ·

392

 

Defence of Poe (George R. Graham)    ·     ·     ·

399

 

Index    ·     ·     ·

411

 

Index to Appendix    ·     ·     ·

427

 

Bibliography of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe    ·     ·     ·

431

 

 





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Table of Illustrations

ILLUSTRATIONS

VOLUME I

 

EDGAR ALLAN POE    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

Frontispiece

 

From [[a]] painting, by Samuel S. Osgood, owned by the New York Historical Society.

 

                                           

ELIZABETH POE    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

10

 

Mother of Edgar Allan Poe. From a miniature in the possession of J. H. Ingram.

 

                                           

JOHN ALLAN    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

16

 

From a silhouette.

 

                                           

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, WEST RANGE    ·     ·     ·     ·

52

 

Poe’s room, No. 13, is back of the second arch to the left of the letter-box. The room at the extreme right of the picture (in the other building) is also claimed to be Poe’s room.

 

                                           

FACULTY RECORD FOR DEC. 20, 1826    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

56

 

Containing an examination into the charge that the University of Virginia hotel-keepers drank and gambled with students.

 

                                           

FACULTY RECORD FOR DEC. 20, 1826    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

58

 

Containing an examination into the charge that the University of Virginia hotel-keepers drank and gambled with students.

 

                                           

FACULTY RECORD    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

61

 

University of Virginia. (Excelled in Latin.)

 

                                           

FACULTY RECORD    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

62

 

University of Virginia. (Excelled in Senior French Class.)

 

                                           

TAMERLANE. (Titlepage)    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

65

 

AL AARAAF. (Titlepage)    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

74

 

MRS. JOHN ALLAN, 2d.    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

78

 

From a small, white marble bust carved in Naples, hre reproduced by the courtesy of Mrs. G. W. Mayo, Mrs. Allan’ niece.

 

                                           

POEMS, 1831. (Titlepage)    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

94

 

WILLIAM CLEMM    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

110

 

Father of Virginia Poe. From an engraving in the possession of Amelia F. Poe.

 

                                           

THE POE MARRIAGE BOND    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

114

 

“SOUTHERN” LITERARY MESSENGER BUILDING, RICMOND, VA. (1902)    ·     ·     ·

118

 

From an engraving by Allard, after a photograph.

 

                                           

GEORGE R. GAHAM    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

138

 

From [[an]] engraving, by Armstrong, of portrait by Read.

 

                                           

RUFUS WILMOT GRISWOLD    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

142

 

From [[an]] engraving.

 

                                           

CONCHOLOGIST’S FIRST BOOK. (Titlepage)    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

146

 

VIRGINIA POE    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

180

 

Mrs. Clemm’s daughter and the wife of Edgar Allan Poe. Reproduced from a photograph of a watercolor sketch in the possession of Amelia F. Poe. Copyright, 1893, by Amelia F. Poe.

 

                                           

MARIA CLEMM    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

206

 

Poe’s mother-in-law. From daguerreotype taken in Lowell in 1849.

 

                                           

CHARLES F. BRIGGS    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

212

 

From [[an]] engraving by Capewell and Kimmell.

 

                                           

THE RAVEN. (Titlepage)    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

213

                                           

FRANCES SARGENT OSGOOD    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

244

 

From [[an]] engraving.

 

                                           

POE’S COTTAGE AT FORDHAM    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

252

 

Where he resided, 1846-49.

 

                                           

LETTER FROM POE TO MRS. SHEW (Facsimile)    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

265

 

THE’ BELLS. (Facsimile of original MSS.)    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

286

 

SARAH HELEN WHITMAN    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

290

 

From an engraving by Charles Skinner, after a painting by C. J. Thompson. Reproduced by permission of the Whitman heirs.

 

 

                                           

THE SHELTON HOUSE    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

312

 

From photograph by Edyth Carter Beveridge, Richmond, Va.

 

 

 



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