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Charles Fenno Hoffman

(Born: February 7, 1806 - Died: June 7, 1884)

American lawyer, editor, novelist, poet and songwriter. He founded the Knickerbocker Magazine, and later edited the Literary World. In 1849, he lapsed into a mild insanity, from which he never recovered.

Charles Fenno Hoffman

Criticism (Texts and Variant Texts)
  • Notice from "Autography"
    • "C. Fenno Hoffman" ("An Appendix of Autographs") — January 1842 — Graham's Magazine


  • Anonymous, "Our Contributors -- No. IX: Charles Fenno Hoffman," Graham's Magazine, October 1843, 24:205-208

  • Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L., "Charles Fenno Hoffman," Cyclopedia of American Literature, New York: Charles Scribner, 1856, 2:476-480
  • 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 (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.

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