Edgar Allan Poe — “Sonnet — To Zante”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Sonnet — To Zante” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Sonnet — To Zante” — 1836, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Sonnet — To Zante” — January 1837, text “A” — Southern Literary Messenger — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-03 — “To Zante” — November 6, 1840 — “Stoddard” manuscript — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-04 — “Sonnet — To Zante” — February 25 and March 4, 1843 — Saturday Museum — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-05 — “Sonnet — To Zante” — July 19, 1845 — Broadway Journal — (Mabbott text D)
  • Text-06 — “Sonnet — To Zante” — 1845 — RAOP — (Mabbott text E)
  • Text-07 — “ Sonnet — To Zante” — 1849 — in “A Reviewer Reviewed” manscript — (Mabbott text F)
  • Text-08 — “To Zante” — late 1849 — Poets and Poetry of America (10th edition, dated 1850) — (Mabbott text G)

 

Reprints:

  • To Zante” — 1850 — WORKS — (Griswold reprints Text-06, but trims the title, probably editorially)  (Mabbott text H)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)
  • “To Zante” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems  and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:30)
  • “To Zante” — 1889 — American Sonnets, ed. William Sharp, London, Walter Scott (p. 178)
  • “To Zante” — April 1959 — Col. Richard Gimbel, “Quoth the Raven: An Exhibition of the Works of Edgar Allan Poe,” Yale University Library Gazette, vol. 33, no. 4 (inserted between pp. 163-164) (prints a photographic facsimile, although somewhat indistinct, as item 41)
  • “To Zante” — January 30-31, 1990 — Sotheby’s (NY) sale catalog (H. B. Martin) (item 2222) (prints a transcript from the original manuscript of the letter)
  • “To Zante” — 2006 — Susan Jaffe Tane, Nevermore: The Edgar Allan Poe Collection of Susan Jaffe Tane, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Library (facing p. 15) (prints a photographic facsimile, in color, although somewhat indistinct as the manuscript has faded)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “To Zante” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:24, and pp. 176-177)
  • Sonnet to Zante” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:80, and 10:197-198)
  • “Sonnet — To Zante” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (p. 28, and p. 218)
  • “Sonnet — To Zante” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (p. 102, and pp. 235-236)
  • “Sonnet — To Zante” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (p. 87, and p. 253)
  • To Zante” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:310-312)
  • “Sonnet — To Zante” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (p. 75) (reprints Text-06)

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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:

  • “A Zante” — 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.
  • Pollin, Burton R., “Poe’s ’sonnet — To Zante‘: Sources and Associations,” Comparative Literature Studies, September 1968, 5:303-315

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