The Prose Romances (1843), title page and table of contents


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Title page:

The Prose Romances (1840) - title page

 

 

THE

PROSE ROMANCES OF EDGAR A. POE,

AUTHOR OF “THE GOLD-BUG,” “ARTHUR GORDON PYM,” “TALES
OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUE,”
ETC. ETC. ETC.

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UNIFORM SERIAL EDITION.

EACH NUMBER COMPLETE IN ITSELF.

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No. I.

CONTAINING THE

MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE.

AND THE

MAN THAT WAS USED UP.

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PHILADELPHIA:
PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM H. GRAHAM,
NO. 98 CHESTNUT STREET
1843.

Price 12½ cents.

 

 

 



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Table of Contents

  Contents

Page

 

The Murders in the Rue Morgue   ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·

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The Man that was Used Up   ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  ·  · 

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Notes:

William H. Graham was the brother of George Rex Graham, editor of Graham’s Magazine, for which Poe was, at one time, an editor. The cover effectively serves as the title page. Although noted as “No. I,” no other installments were issued in the intended series, presumably due to poor sales. The copyright notice, on the inside front cover, reads:

Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1843, by EDGAR A. POE, in the Clerk’s office of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

A printer’s note appears in very small print towards the lower left corner of the page:

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    E. G. Dorsey, Printer,
       Library Street.

There is no table of contents in the original. One has been created here merely for purposes of convenience. The fact that the first page of the contents begins on what would be numbered page 9 is explained by the apparent plan by which several sets of tales would be issued as individual installments, numbered consecutively. Anyone who subscribed to the full series would eventually receive a title page and prefatory material which would fill pages 1-8. The whole set could then be bound together as a book.

It is interesting to note that The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym is given among the works published by Poe, although that book had not been a tremendous success in the United States.


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