Edgar Allan Poe’s Writings in the Saturday Museum


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These items are arranged chronologically, divided by volumes as defined by the periodical.

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  Vol. I (1842-1843);   Vol. II (1843-1844)

 


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Vol. I (December 10, 1842 - November 25, 1843)

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1843 - February 25, 1843 (vol I, no. 12)

(Note: no copies of this issue are known to be extant, but the Poe article survives as a pasteup of clipping, and it was reprinted in the next issue, with one additonal poem and some mostly slight differences in text.)

  • The Poets & Poetry of Philadelpha: Edgar Allan Poe” (This biographical article on Poe is unsigned and was attributed to Henry Beck Hirst by Poe, but Burton R. Pollin has disputed this attribution and claims that Poe himself is the author. There are clearly elements which must have derived from Poe, but probably at least nominally put together by Hirst from material provided by Poe. It may be best to consider it as a collaborative piece. In any case, the article is important for the original printing of one and reprints of sixteen of Poe’s poems. The February printing omits one poem, “Song to the Newly-Wedded,” which was added to the March 4 printing, as noted below.)
    • Poem - “[Lines on Joe Locke]” (first printing)
    • Poem - “To Helen” (“Helen, thy beauty is to me . . . “) (reprint)
    • Poem - “Spirit’s Invocation” (excerpts of “Al Aaraaf”)  (reprint)
    • Poem - “Sonnet — To Science” (reprint)
    • Poem - “[Romance]” (reprint)
    • Poem - “To the River [—]” (reprint)
    • Poem - “The Conqueror Worm” (reprint)
    • Poem - “Lenore” (reprint)
    • Poem - “Sonnet — To Zante” (reprint)
    • Poem - “The Sleeper” (reprint)
    • Poem - “To One in Paradise” (reprint)
    • Poem - “Sonnet — Silence” (reprint)
    • Poem - “Israfel” (reprint)
    • Poem - “To One Departed” (reprint)
    • Poem - “The Coliseum” (reprint)
    • Poem - “The Haunted Palace” (reprint)
  • Misc. - “Prospectus of the Stylus” (no copies of this printing of the prospectus are known, but it is presumably identical to the text printed as part of the March 4, 1843 issue, see below.)

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1843 - March 1843 (Extra No. 1)

  • Misc. - “Prospectus of the Stylus”

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1843 - March 4, 1843 (vol I, no. 13)

  • The Poets & Poetry of Philadelpha: Edgar Allan Poe” (This article is essentially a reprint of the February 25, 1843 biographical sketch noted above. A comment in the Museum states that the reprint would be issued, and that it would include a number of corrections. It does differ somewhat from the earlier text, including one additonal poem and several new sentences about Poe’s swimming feat.)
    • Poem - “[Lines on Joe Locke]” (reprint of first printing)
    • Poem - “To Helen” (“Helen, thy beauty is to me . . . “) (reprint)
    • Poem - “Spirit’s Invocation” (excerpts of “Al Aaraaf”)  (reprint)
    • Poem - “Sonnet — To Science” (reprint)
    • Poem - “[Romance]” (reprint)
    • Poem - “To the River —” (reprint)
    • Poem - “The Conqueror Worm” (reprint)
    • Poem - “Lenore” (reprint)
    • Poem - “Sonnet — To Zante” (reprint)
    • Poem - “The Sleeper” (reprint)
    • Poem - “To One in Paradise” (reprint)
    • Poem - “Sonnet — Silence” (reprint)
    • Poem - “Israfel” (reprint)
    • Poem - “Song of the Newly-Wedded [Bridal Ballad]” (reprint, but this one poem was omitted from the February 25, 1843 printing)
    • Poem - “To One Departed” (reprint)
    • Poem - “The Coliseum” (reprint)
    • Poem - “The Haunted Palace” (reprint)
  • Misc. - “Prospectus of the Stylus”  (p. 3, col. 7)

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1843 - March 25, 1843 (vol I, no. 16)

  • Misc. - “Original Conundrums” (part I)  (misc, first printing)

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1843 - April 1, 1843 (vol I, no. 17)

  • Tale - “The Destruction of the World”  (reprint, with a new title for “The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion.”)
  • Misc. - “Original Conundrums”  (part II)  (first printing)

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1843 - July 8, 1843 (vol I, no. 31)

  • Tale - “The Gold Bug”  (heavily abridged version of the first installment of the tale)

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Vol. II (December 9, 1843 - October 5, 1844)

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1844 - August 21 (vol II, no.??)

  • Tale - “Mesmeric Revelation” (reprint)

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Notes:

There is considerable controversy surrounding the attibution of several items. Because so few copies have survived from the period of Poe’s chief association with the newspaper, it is possible that other unknown items were contributed and printed.


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