Poems (1829), title page and table of contents


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Title page:

 Poems (1831) - title page

 

POEMS

BY

EDGAR A. POE.

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TOUT LE MONDE A RAISON. — ROUCHEFOUCAULT

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SECOND EDITION.

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New York:

PUBLISHED BY ELAM BLISS.

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1831.

 

 

 



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[The table of contents in the original is merely a simple list.]

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CONTENTS.

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DEDICATION.

LETTER TO MR. —.

INTRODUCTION.

TO HELEN

ISRAFEL.

THE DOOMED CITY.

FAIRYLAND.

IRENE.

A PÆAN.

THE VALLEY NIS.

AL AARAAF.

TAMERLANE.

 

 


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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Page

 

[Dedication]  · · · · · · · · · · ·

5

 

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LETTER.
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[Prefatory Material]    · · · · · · · · · ·

9

 

Letter to Mr. ——   · · · · · · · · · · ·

13

 

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INTRODUCTION.
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Introduction [Romance]    · · · · · · · · · ·

33

 

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HELEN.
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To Helen    · · · · · · · · · ·

39

 

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ISRAFEL.
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Israfel    · · · · · · · · · ·

43

 

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THE DOOMED CITY.
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The Doomed City [The City in the Sea]    · · · · · · ·

49

 

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FAIRYLAND.
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Fairy Land    · · · · · · · · · ·

55

 

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IRENE.
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Irene [The Sleeper]    · · · · · · · · · ·

61

 

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A PÆAN.
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A Pæan    · · · · · · · · · ·

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VALLEY NIS.
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The Valley Nis [The Valley of Unrest]   · · · · · · · ·

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AL AARAAF.
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[Prefatory Material]    · · · · · · · · · ·

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[Sonnet — To Science]    · · · · · · · · · ·

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Al Aaraaf (part I)    · · · · · · · · · ·

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Al Aaraaf (part II)    · · · · · · · · · ·

95

 

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TAMERLANE.
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Tamerlane    · · · · · · · · · ·

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Notes:

There is no formal table of contents in the original. One has been created here merely for purposes of convenience.

The quotation from the center of the title page is something of an error. Poe seems to have borrowed the information from Isaac D’Israeli, who also misspelled Rouchefoucald as Rouchefoucalt. At any rate, the quotation is actually from Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussee’s play Le Gouvernante, 1747. The full quotation is “Quand tout le monde a tort, tout le monde a raison,” meaning “When everyone is wrong, everyone is equally right.”

The notation of “Second Edition” is acknowledgement that many of the poems had already been published in Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems (1829). Why Poe did not consider it a third edition of Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827) is a matter of conjecture.

For the most part, each poem is preceeded by a page with the title in capital letters. These pages have chiefly been reflected here in the table of contents above.


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