The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849 (1987), title page and table of contents


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Title page:

 

 

THE
POE LOG

A Documentary Life
of Edgar Allan Poe
1809-1849

leaf

DWIGHT THOMAS
AND

DAVID K. JACKSON

 

G. K. Hall & Co.
Boston
1987

 

 



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Table of Contents

Contents

                               PAGE
Illustrations    vi
Introduction    ix
Biographical Notes on Persons Mentioned in the Text    xv
CHAPTER ONE: 1809-1825
A Schoolboy in America and England
   3
CHAPTER TWO: 1826-1830
Student, Soldier, and Poet
   67
CHAPTER THREE: 1831-1834
Baltimore and the Early Fiction
   111
CHAPTER FOUR: 1835-1837
Richmond and the Messenger
   145
[Part I: 1835    145]
[Part II: 1836-1837    185]
CHAPTER FIVE: 1838-1840
Philadelphia: Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque
   247
CHAPTER SIX: 1841-1842
Graham’s Magazine and the Custom House
   315
[Part I: 1841    315]
[Part II: 1842    355]
CHAPTER SEVEN: 1843-1844
“The Gold-Bug” and “The Balloon-Hoax
   393
[Part I: 1843    393]
[Part II: 1844    446]
CHAPTER EIGHT: 1845
New York: “The Raven” and the Broadway Journal
   483
[Part I: Jan. - June 1845    483]
[Part II: July - Dec. 1845    545]
CHAPTER NINE: 1846-1847
The War of the Literati
   611
[Part I: 1846    611]
[Part II: 1847    680]
CHAPTER TEN: 1848
Eureka and Mrs. Whitman
   713
CHAPTER ELEVEN: 1849
“For Annie” and the Final Journey
   783
List of Sources    855
Index    877
[Index Entries A-L    877]
[Index Entries M-Z    900]
[[Addendum]]     

 


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Table of Illustrations

Illustrations

                               PAGE
DAGUERREOTYPES OF POE   [[block between pages 764-765]]   
Ultima Thule” Daguerreotype of Poe    [[blk]]
Ultima Thule”: Enlarged    [[blk]]
Whitman” Daguerreotype of Poe    [[blk]]
Whitman”: Enlarged and Reversed    [[blk]]
Stella” Daguerreotype of Poe    [[blk]]
Annie” Daguerreotype of Poe    [[blk]]
Pratt” Daguerreotype of Poe    [[blk]]
Pratt”: Detail from the Thompson Copy    [[blk]]
INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Elizabeth Arnold Poe    2
Burning of the Richmond Theatre    16
Frances Allan    28
Manor House School, Stoke Newington    37
Maverick Engraving of Early Richmond    55
John Allan    66
Goodacre Engraving of the University of Virginia    70
Front Wrapper of Tamerlane    82
Indian Queen Hotel, Philadelphia    95
Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems    102
Maria Clemm    110
Baltimore from Federal Hill    118
John Pendleton Kennedy    131
“Moldavia,” the Allan House    136
Thomas Willis White    144
“Hans Phaall”    161
Southern Literary Messenger for December 1835    178
James Kirke Paulding    194
Poe’s Marriage Bond    206
Virginia Clemm Poe    238
William E. Burton    246
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym    251
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow    273
Front Wrapper of Burton’s, January 1840    286
Back Wrapper of Burton’s, January 1840    291
Prospectus of the Penn Magazine    301
Philadelphia Merchants’ Exchange    310
Frederick William Thomas    314
George R. Graham    331
A Page from “Autography”    352
Charles Dickens    361
A Fashion Plate from Graham’s    367
Rufus W. Griswold    378
James Russell Lowell    392
Poe’s Biography in the Saturday Museum    400
Poe House on North Seventh Street, Philadelphia    418
Front Wrapper of Poe’s Prose Romances    428
“The Balloon-Hoax”    459
George P. Morris and Nathaniel P. Willis    471
Frances Sargent Osgood    482
Poe’s Portrait in Graham’s    493
Society Library, New York City    507
First Page of the Broadway Journal, 10 May 1845    532
Front Cover of Poe’s Tales (1845)    541
Charles F. Briggs    562
Thomas Holley Chivers    584
Thomas Dunn English    610
Elizabeth F. Ellet    623
Evert A. Duyckinck    650
Sarah Anna Lewis    678
Poe Cottage at Fordham    699
“Ulalume”    706
Sarah Helen Whitman    712
Mrs. Whitman’s Home on Benefit Street, Providence    736
The “Rocketts,” Richmond’s Wharf Ditrict    750
Annie Richmond    782
Poe’s Title Page for the Stylus    806
John Sartain    815
Swan Tavern, Richmond    824
John M. Daniel    837
Washington College Hospital, Baltimore    847
Elmira Shelton    853

 


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Notes:

The text for this electronic version of this book was taken from an original printed form, revised for XHTML/CSS and to follow our own formatting preferences. Pagination of the original edition has been included. Although considerable effort has been made to be true to the original printed edition, some modifications have been made in formatting for this electronic presentation.

Portions of The Poe Log are based on Dwight Thomas’ 1978 disseration on Poe in Philadelphia.

All material in this edition is protected by copyright, exclusively held by the authors, Dwight Rembert Thomas and David K. Jackson. Permission has been obtained by the Poe Society of Baltimore from Dr. Thomas and the estate of David K. Jackson to provide this electronic edition for academic and research purposes only. The Poe Society of Baltimore asks all users of this material to respect the authors’ copyright, and not to exceed what would typically be considered as fair use.


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