Edgar Allan Poe — “Romance”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Romance” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings (full text):

  • Text-01 — “Preface” — 1829, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Preface” — 1829 — ATMP — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-03 — “Introduction” — 1831 — POEMS — (Mabbott text C)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text for this early version)
  • Text-04 — “[Romance]” — February 25 and March 4, 1843 — Saturday Museum — (Mabbott text D)
    • Text-04a — “[Romance]” — February 25, 1843
    • Text-04b — “[Romance]” — March 4, 1843 (from February 25, 1843)
  • Text-05 — “Romance” — 1845 — manuscript changes in ATMP in preparation for RAOP) — (Mabbott text E)
  • Text-06 — “Romance” — August 30, 1845 — Broadway Journal — (Mabbott text F)
  • Text-07 — “Romance” — 1845 — RAOP — (Mabbott text G)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text for the final version)

 

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings (extracts):

  • Preface” — December 29, 1829 — lines 11-15 only, manuscript letter — (Mabbott text B)

 

Reprints:

  • “Romance” — September 3, 1845 — Boston Post, p. 1, reprinted anonymously from the Broadway Journal)  (This reprint noted by K. Ljungquist, 1997, p. 195 n. 24.)
  • Romance” — 1850 — WORKS — Griswold merely reprints Text-07  (Mabbott text H)
  • “[Untitled]” — April 26, 1850 — lines 11-15, printed from Text-03, Portland Daily Advertiser) — (Mabbott text J)
  • “Romance” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:85-86)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “Romance” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:135, and pp. 231-234)
  • Romance” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:40, and 10:163-165)
  • “Romance” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (p. 116, and pp. 268-270)
  • “Romance” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (pp. 49-50, and pp. 192-193)
  • “Romance” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (p. 41, and pp. 202-205)
  • Romance” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:127-129)
  • “Introduction” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:156-159)
  • “Romance” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (pp. 53-54) (reprints Text-07)
  • “Introduction” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (pp. 54-56) (reprints Text-03)

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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:

  • “La romance” — 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.
  • Lavin, Audrey, “A Birder’s Re-Reading of Poe’s ‘Romance’,” University of Mississippi Studies in English, 1991, 9:199-204
  • Ljungquist, Kent. P., “ ‘Valdemar’ and the ‘Frogpondians‘: The Aftermath of Poe’s Boston Lyceum Appearance,” in Emersonian Circles: Essays in Honor of Joel Myerson, ed. Wesley T. Mott, Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 1997, pp. 181-206.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vol 1 Poems), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969.
  • Rein, David, “Poe’s Introduction,” Explicator, September 1961, vol. 20, item 35

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