Edgar Allan Poe — “Enigma [Sarah Anna Lewis]”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Enigma [Sarah Anna Lewis]” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Sonnet” — 1848, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text 02)
  • Text-02 — “Sonnet” — March 1848 — Union Magazine — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-03 — “An Enigma” — 1850 — WORKS — (Mabbott text B)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)

 

Reprints:

  • “Sonnet” — March 3, 1849 — Portland Transcript  (reprinted from Union Magazine)
  • “An Enigma” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems  and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:24)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “An Enigma” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:83, and p. 192)
  • An Enigma” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:110, and 10:215)
  • “Sonnet” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (p. 69, and p. 237)  (A note at the bottom of p. 69 states: “The title in all other edition of Poe’s poems is, ‘An Enigma.”)
  • “An Enigma” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (p. 121, and pp. 276-277)
  • “An Enigma” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (p. 107, and pp. 274-275)
  • An Enigma” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:424-426)
  • “An Enigma” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (pp. 91-92) (reprints the text from Works, 1850)

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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:

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

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Bibliography:

  • Bandy, W. T., “Poe’s ‘An Enigma’ (or ‘sonnet’), IV,” Explicator, December 1961, vol. 20, item 35
  • 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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