Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography (1941), title page and table of contents


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Edgar Allan Poe

A CRITICAL BIOGRAPHY

By ARTHUR HOBSON QUINN

 

D. APPLETON-CENTURY COMPANY
INCORPORATED

New York 1941 London

 

 



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Table of Contents

Contents.

PAGE

 

PREFACE   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

vii

 

CHAPTER

 

 

I.

THE HERITAGE      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

1

 

II.

RICHMOND — THE EARLY YEARS       ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

51

 

III.

THE SCHOOL DAYS IN ENGLAND      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

65

 

IV.

RICHMOND AGAIN, 1820-1826      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

81

 

V.

THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

97

 

VI.

“TAMERLANEAND THE ARMY      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

118

 

VII.

HOPE DEFERRED — “AL AARAAF      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

138

 

VIII.

WEST POINT AND THE “POEMSOF 1831      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

166

 

IX.

BALTIMORE — THE EARLY FICTION      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

186

 

X.

THE EDITOR OF THE “MESSENGER      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

218

 

XI.

PHILADELPHIA — THE “TALES OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUE      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

263

 

XII.

AT THE SUMMIT — THE EDITOR OF “GRAHAMS MAGAZINE      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

305

 

XIII.

FOLLOWING THE ILLUSION      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

346

 

XIV.

NEW YORK — “THE RAVENAND OTHER MATTERS      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

405

 

XV.

THE BROADWAY JOURNAL AND THE “POEMSOF 1845      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

451

 

XVI.

WIDENING HORIZONS — FRIENDS AND ENEMIES      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

496

 

XVII.

“EUREKA      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

535

 

XVIII.

“TO HELENAND “FOR ANNIE      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

572

 

XIX.

RICHMOND — THE LAST APPEAL      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

615

 

XX.

THE RECOIL OF FATE      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

642

 

APPENDICES

 

 

I.

THE THEATRICAL CAREER OF EDGAR POES PARENTS      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

697

 

II.

ORIGINAL RECORDS OF THE POE AND CLEMM FAMILIES IN BALTIMORE      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

725

 

III.

EDGAR POES BIRTHPLACE      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

727

 

IV.

THE POE FAMILY IN NORFOLK IN 1811      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

730

 

V.

WHERE DID ELIZABETH POE DIE?      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

732

 

VI.

POES RECORD IN THE ARMY AND AT WEST POINT      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

742

 

VII.

THE TALES OF THE FOLIO CLUB      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

745

 

VIII.

POES REVISION OF THE “PHANTASY PIECES      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

747

 

IX.

CONTRACTS FOR THE BROADWAY JOURNAL      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

751

 

X.

GRISWOLDS POWER OF ATTORNEY FROM MRS. CLEMM FOR THE PUBLICATION OF POES WORKS

754

 

XI.

POES LAST JOURNEY      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

755

 

XII.

A POSSIBLE NEW POE SATIRE      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

757

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

763

 

INDEX  [[Entries A-L]]   [[Entries M-Z]]   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

771

 


 


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Table of Illustrations

Illustrations

 

EDGAR ALLAN POE, AT THE AGE OF THIRTY-FIVE    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·   FRONTISPIECE

 

PAGE

 

PLAYBILL FEATURING POES GRANDMOTHER, ELIZABETH ARNOLD, AT COVENT GARDEN   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

5

 

POES FAMILY TREE     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

16-17

 

MARRIAGE BOND OF DAVID POE, JR. AND ELIZABETH ARNOLD HOPKINS   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

23

 

ELIZABETH ARNOLD POE   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·   FACING

30

 

AUTOGRAPH LETTER OF POES MOTHER   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

43

 

JOHN ALLAN     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     FACING

62

 

FRANCES VALENTINE ALLAN     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·  FACING

62

 

JOHN BRANSBY, POES ENGLISH SCHOOLMASTER     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     FACING

74

 

POES SCHOOL AT STOKE-NEWINGTON, ENGLAND     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·    FACING

74

 

JANE STITH CRAIG STANARD    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·  FACING

86

 

ONE OF POES RICHMOND HOMES   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

92

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA IN POES DAY   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     · FACING

98

 

FRONT COVER AND TITLE PAGE OF “TAMERLANE AND OTHER POEMS   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

120-121

 

POES LETTER TO ISAAC LEA, EXPLAINING “AL AARAAF   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

139-141

 

TITLE PAGE OF “AL AARAAF, TAMERLANE, AND MINOR POEMS   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

155

 

TITLE PAGE OF THE “POEMSOF 1831   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

176

 

POES LETTER OFFERING THE “TALES OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUETO THE “NEW ENGLAND
MAGAZINE
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200

 
 

A HOME OF MRS. CLEMM AND POE IN BALTIMORE    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     · FACING

206

 

POES PLEA TO MRS. CLEMM AND VIRGINIA URGING A SPEEDY MARRIAGE   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

220-222

 

RICHMOND IN POES DAY   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     · FACING

230

 

MARRIAGE BOND OF EDGAR POE AND VIRGINIA CLEMM   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

253

 

TITLE PAGE OF “ARTHUR GORDON PYM   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

265

 

TITLE PAGE OF “THE CONCHOLOGISTS FIRST BOOK   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

276

 

ONE OF REVEREND MR. GRISWOLDS FORGERIES   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

280

 

TITLE PAGE OF “TALES OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUE   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

288

 

TITLE PAGE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE “PHANTASY PIECES   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

338-339

 

PHILADELPHIA, NEAR THE HOME OF POE IN “FAIRMOUNT     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·    FACING

348

 

POES HOME IN “SPRING GARDEN,” PHILAELPHIA     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·   FACING

384

 

TITLE PAGE OF “THE PROSE ROMANCESOF 1843   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

398

 

POES REVISION OF PAGES IN THE “DEMOCRATIC REVIEW   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

437

 

POES LETTER TO GRISWOLD, FEBRUARY 24, 1845. ANOTHER FORGERY   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

447

 

TITLE PAGE OF THE “TALESOF 1845   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

465

 

TITLE PAGE OF “THE RAVEN AND OTHER POEMS    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

483

 

A VALENTINE BY VIRGINIA    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·  FACING

498

 

THE POE COTTAGE AT FORDHAM   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     · FACING

506

 

VIRGINIA   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

524

 

POES LETTER TO EVELETH, JANUARY 4, 1848   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

536-537

 

TITLE PAGE OF “EUREKA   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

540

 

POES VISITING CARD, MADE BY HIMSELF   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

567

 

EDGAR ALLAN POE IN 1848   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     · FACING

574

 

MARIA CLEMM   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     · FACING

606

 

EDGAR ALLAN POE IN 1849   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     · FACING

622

 


 


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Notes:

The text for this electronic version of this book was initially prepared as HTML by Chris Aruffo. It has subsequently been revised for XHTML/CSS and to follow our own formatting preferences. Pagination has been added, and additional proofreading and correction has also been applied. As appropriate, clarifcations or updates to Quinn’s text have been provided as notes at the bottom of each page by Jeffrey A. Savoye. One curious issue that has apparently escaped general notice is that the edition of 1941 contains a number of small but certain errors, which were corrected when the biography was reprinted in 1942. (The 1998 reprint by Johns Hopkins Press uses this corrected edition, although whether this was intentional or merely fortituous is not known as no comment to this effect is made on the copyright page or in the Foreword.) As an example, on pages 194 and 197, Quinn refers to the “Messenger contest” when he means the “Visiter contest.” All of the corrections from the later edition are present in the text provided here, with comments as appropriate at the end of each section.

In the original table of contents, the titles of the poems “To Helen” and “For Annie” are not given in quotation marks, an inconsistency that has been editorially adjusted in this presentation. Technically, the titles of books and magazines should be italicized rather than given in quotation marks, but that feature of this table of contents has been allowed to stand. (Indeed, in the individual chapters, the titles are given as italicized, and without quotation marks.)

In the original list of illustrations, a hyphen appears in “Marriage-Bond” for the illustration on page 23. As this word has been hyphenated no where else in the book, including the caption as it appears under the illustration itself, the hyphen is presumed to be a typographical error and has been removed here.


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