Edgar Allan Poe — “The Lake”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “The Lake” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “The Lake” — 1827, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “The Lake” — 1827 — TAOP — (Mabbott text A)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text for this early version)
  • Text-03 — “The Lake” — about 1828 — “Wilmer” manuscript — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-04 — “The Lake — To —” — 1829 — ATMP — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-05 — “[The Lake]” — 1831 — incorporated as section 8 of “Tamerlane” in POEMS — (Mabbott text D)
  • Text-06 — “The Lake. To ——” — 1846, text “E” — Missionary Memorial (see several reprints, below) — (Mabbott text E)
  • Text-07 — “The Lake — To —” — 1845 — RAOP — (Mabbott text F)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text for this final version)

 

Reprints:

  • “The Lake. To ——” — 1848 — Missionary Memorial (H&C note, pp. 124-125, that this book was reprinted, from the plates of 1846. It was printed again in 1849 for The Missionary Offering for 1850 and yet again in 1853. In 1851, it was apparently called The Christian Souvenir and Missionary Memorials.)
  • The Lake — To ——” — 1850 — WORKS — (Griswold reprints Text-07)  (Mabbott text G)
  • “To Lake. To ——” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems  and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:88)
  • “The Lake” — 1884 — Tamerlane and Other Poems, ed. Richard Herne Shepherd, London: George Redway (pp. 55-56)  (Having long been thought lost, a copy of the original Tamerlane and Other Poems of 1827 was discovered in the British Museum and printed in this “second edition.”)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “The Lake: To ——” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:127, and pp. 224-225)
  • “The Lake: To ——” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:21, and 10:155-156)
  • “The Lake: To —” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (pp.128, and pp. 276-277)
  • “The Lake: To ——” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (pp. 32-33, and pp. 167-168)
  • “The Lake — To —” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (p. 23, and pp. 186-187)
  • The Lake” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:82-86)  (Mabbott gives two versions)
  • “The Lake — To —” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (p. 37) (reprints Text-07)

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Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

  • None

 

Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • “Le lac: à —” — dated 2009, but available in late 2008 — Poèmes d‘Edgar Allan Poe, Paris: Publibook (translation by Jean Hautepierre)

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Bibliography:

  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vol 1 Poems), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969.
  • Morrison, Robert, “Poe’s ‘The Lake: To —’,” Explicator, December 1948, vol. 7, item 22

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