Edgar Allan Poe — “A Valentine”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “A Valentine” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “To — — —” — February 13, 1846 — “Poe” manuscript — (Mabbott text A) (This is the first of Mabbott’s two copy-texts)
  • Text-02 — “To ——” — February 14, 1846 — “Griswold/Sergeant” manuscript — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-03 — “To Her Whose Name is Written Below” — February 21, 1846 — Evening Mirror — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-04 — “A Valentine” — February 1848 — revised “Griswold/Sargent” manuscript — (Mabbott text D)
  • Text-05 — “A Valentine” — March 1849 — Sartain’s — (Mabbott text E)
  • Text-06 — “A Valentine” — about February 1849 — presumed MS revision of Text-04, sent to the Flag of Our Union (This manuscript is not known to exist, but this version is presumably recorded in Text-07)
  • Text-07 — “A Valentine” — March 3, 1849 — Flag of Our Union — (Mabbott text F)

 

Reprints:

  • “A Valentine” — March 3, 1849 — Portland Transcript  (reprinted from Sartain’s)
  • “A Riddle for Somebody to Unriddle” — March 20, 1849 — Evening Mirror (NY)
  • A Valentine” — 1850 — WORKS — Griswold reprints Text-05, but probably from the MS of Text-04 (which came into his possession along with Poe’s other material from Mrs. Clemm)  (Mabbott text G)  (This is the second of Mabbott’s two copy-texts)
  • “A Valentine” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems  and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:23)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “A Valentine” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:82, and 10:192)
  • A Valentine” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:115, and 10:217)
  • “A Valentine” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (p. 73, and pp. 238-240)
  • “A Valentine” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (pp. 115-116, and pp. 261-264)
  • “A Valentine” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (p. 101, and pp. 267-270)
  • A Valentine” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:386-391)  (Mabbott gives two texts)
  • “A Valentine” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (p. 86) (reprints Text-05)

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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:

  • Carte de la Saint-Valentin” — 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, “Allusions to a Spanish Joke in Poe’s ‘A Valentine’,” Notes & Queries, September 14, 1939, 169:189
  • 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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