Edgar Allan Poe — “The Haunted Palace”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “The Haunted Palace” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “The Haunted Palace” — 1839, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “The Haunted Palace” — April 1839 — American Museum — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-03 — “The Haunted Palace” — September 1839 — in “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Burton’s — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-04 — “The Haunted Palace” — 1840 — in “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Tales of G & A — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-05 — “The Haunted Palace” — 1842 — in “The Fall of the House of Usher,” manuscript changes in Phantasy Pieces — (Mabbott text D)
  • Text-06 — “The Haunted Palace” — April 18, 1842 — Poets and Poetry of America (The poem continued to appear in later editions) — (Mabbott text E)
  • Text-07 — “The Haunted Palace” — February 25 - March 4, 1843 — Saturday Museum — (Mabbott text F)
  • Text-08 — “The Haunted Palace” — February 1845 — Graham’s, printed as part of Lowell’s article on Poe — (Mabbott text G)
  • Text-09 — “The Haunted Palace” — 1845 — in “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Tales — (Mabbott text H)
  • Text-10 — “The Haunted Palace” — 1845 — RAOP — (Mabbott text J)
  • Text-11 — “The Haunted Palace” — 1849 — manuscript revision in J. L. Graham copy of RAOP — (Mabbott text M)
  • Text-12 — “The Haunted Palace” — 1849 — manuscript sent to R. W. Griswold about 1848 — (Mabbott text N)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text for lines 1-44, the remaining lines are from text R)
  • Text-13 — “The Haunted Palace” — about September 1849 — Richmond Examiner proof sheets — (Mabbott text P)

 

Reprints:

  • “The Haunted Palace” — January 21, 1845 — Evening Mirror (New York)
  • “The Haunted Palace” — January 24, 1845 — New-York Daily Tribune
  • “The Haunted Palace” — February 1, 1845 — New-York Weekly Tribune
  • “The Haunted Palace” — February 1, 1845 — New World  (The headnote reads: “The following exquisite Poem, from the pen of Edgar A. Poe, is new to us. We can hardly call to mind in the whole compass of American Poetry, a picture of more intense and glowing Ideality. It portrays with admirable power and pathos, a noble mind given over to wreck and desolation.”)
  • “The Haunted Palace” — February 12, 1845 — reprint in the Yankee Blade (Waterville, ME) (noted by Ljungquist)
  • “[The Haunted Palace]” — May 24, 1845, excerpt of begining 12 lines — Broadway Journal  (This is one of several examples Poe quotes in his review of William Lord’s Poems.)
  • “The Haunted Palace” — August 9, 1845 — Baltimore Saturday Visiter  (unauthorized reprint included as part of an article by Edward H. Docwra, with a “companion poem” by Docwra called “The Restoration.” ) (vol. XV, no. 31, whole no. 759, p. 1, cols. 1-2)
  • “The Haunted Palace” — May 23, 1846 — Littel’s Living Age
  • “The Haunted Palace” — March 5, 1847  — Semi-Weekly Courier and New York Enquirer (H&C, p. 249)
  • The Haunted Palace” — 1847 — in “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Prose Writers of America  (Mabbott text K)
  • The Haunted Palace” — 1849 — The Gift-Leaves of American Poetry — this is a reprint of Text-06  (Mabbott text L) (H&C, p. 126)
  • The Haunted Palace” — 1850 — in “The Fall of the House of Usher,” WORKS — Griswold reprints Text-09  (Mabbott text Q)
  • The Haunted Palace” — 1850 — WORKS — Griswold reprints Text-10, but does include one change from Text-13  (Mabbott text R)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text for lines 45-52, these lines from the manuscript of text N having been lost)
  • “The Haunted Palace” — March, 1850 — American Whig Review (reprinted in a review)
  • “The Haunted Palace” — September 28, 1850 — Literary World
  • “The Haunted Palace” — May 1852 — Sartain’s (printed with a parody “The Ruined Tavern” by H. B. Hirst (pp. 434-435)
  • “The Haunted Palace” — April 16, 1853 — Littel’s Living Age (also with a reprint of “The Bells”)
  • “The Haunted Palace” — 1856 — Cyclopedia of American Literature, New York: Charles Scribner
  • “The Haunted Palace” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems  and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:19-20)
  • “The Haunted Palace” — March 28, 1920 — Macon Daily Telegraph (p. 4) (this item is noted by George Monteiro, “Fugitive Reprints,” E. A. Poe Review, Fall 2010, p. 161.)
  • “The Haunted Palace” — April 5, 1920 — Charlotte Observer (p. 6) (this item is noted by George Monteiro, “Fugitive Reprints,” E. A. Poe Review, Fall 2010, p. 161.)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “The Haunted Palace” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:31-32, and p. 181)
  • The Haunted Palace” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:83-84, and 10:200-201)
  • “The Haunted Palace” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (pp. 38-39, and p. 225)
  • “The Haunted Palace” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (pp. 102-104, and pp. 237-240)
  • “The Haunted Palace” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (pp. 88-89, and pp. 253-256)
  • The Haunted Palace” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:312-318)
  • “The Haunted Palace” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (pp. 76-77) (reprints the text from Mabbott, 1969)

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Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

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Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • “[The Haunted Palace]” — 1857 — “Edgar Allan Poe,” Magazin für die Literatur des Auslandes (131:522-524)  (German translation by Luise von Ploennis.)
  • “Le Palais hanté” — 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.

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