Phantasy Pieces (about 1842), title page and table of contents


Title page:

Phantasy Pieces (about 1842) - title page








Edgar Allan Poe.


[Including all the author’s late tales with a new edition of the “Grotesque and Arabesque”]


Seltsamen tochter Jovis,

Seinem schosskinde,

Der Phantasie.



Three Two Volumes.








Table of Contents:

Phantasy Pieces (about 1842) - table of contents


• The Murders in the Rue Morgue   [[This version presumably recorded in Prose Romances ]]

The Man that was Used Up   [[manuscript changes]]

• A Descent into the Maelstrom

Lionizing  [[manuscript changes]]

• The Colloquy of Monos and Una

• The Business Man

• The Mask of the Red Death

• Never Bet Your Head

• Eleonora

• A Succession of Sundays

• The Man of the Crowd

• >>The Pit and the Pendulum<<

King Pest   [[manuscript changes]]

Shadow — A >>Fable<< Parable   [[manuscript changes]]

Bon-Bon   [[manuscript changes]]

• Life in Death  [[“The Oval Portrait”]]

• The Unparralleled Adventure of Hans Pfall    [[This version presumably recorded in Works]]

• The Homocameleopard

Manuscript Found in a Bottle   [[manuscript changes]]

• Mystification

• The Horse-Shade  [[“Metzengerstein”]]   [[This version presumably recorded in Works]]

• The Assignation

• Why the little Frenchman Wears his Hand in a Sling

• The Teeth  [[“Berenice”]]

• Silence — a Fable

• Loss of Breath [[This version presumably recorded in BJ and Works]]

• The Island of the Fay

The Devil in the Belfry   [[manuscript changes]]

Morella   [[manuscript changes]]

• A Pig Tale  [[“A Tale of Jerusalem”]]

• >>The Mystery of Marie Rogêt<<   [[This version presumably recorded in the first printing, in Snowden’s Ladies’ Magazine ]]

The Duc de L’Omelette   [[manuscript changes]]

Ligeia   [[manuscript changes]]

The Fall of the House of Usher  [[manuscript changes]]

How to Write a Blackwood Article   [[manuscript changes]]

A Predicament   [[manuscript changes]]

William Wilson   [[manuscript changes]]

• The Conversation of Erios and Charmion



These changes by Poe are made in a copy of volume one of his Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, presumably with other manuscript and printed material.

Running vertically along the left side of the page is the direction: “To Printer — In printing the Tales please use the order of the Table of Contents”

The two tales for which the titles are struck out, “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Mystery of Marie Roget,” probably reflect the fact that both had only recently been sold to magazines.


[S:0 - PHP, about 1842 (fac, 1928)] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Works - Editions - Phantasy Pieces (about 1842)