Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, vol. I (1840), title page and table of contents


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Title page:

Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840) - title page

 

 

TALES

OF THE

GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUE.

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BY EDGAR A POE.

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Seltsamen tochter Jovis

Seinem Schosskinde

Der Phantasie.

GOETHE

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IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL.  I.

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PHILADELPHIA:
LEA AND BLANCHARD.
1840.

 

 

 



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Table of Contents

CONTENTS OF VOL. I.

Page

 

• [Copyright and printing notice     · · · · · · · · ·

2]

 

• [Dedication   · · · · · · · · · · · ·

3]

 

• [Preface   · · · · · · · · · · · ·

5]

 

MORELLA   · · · · · · · · · · · ·

9

 

LIONIZING · · · · · · · · · · · ·

19

 

WILLIAM WILSON · · · · · · · · · · ·

27

 

THE MAN THAT WAS USED UP   · · · · · · · ·

59

 

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER · · · · · · · ·

75

 

THE DUC DE L’OMELETTE  · · · · · · · · ·

105

 

MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE   · · · · · · · · ·

111

 

BON-BON · · · · · · · · · · · ·

127

 

SHADOW      · · · · · · · · · · · ·

153

 

THE DEVIL IN THE BELFRY · · · · · · · · ·

157

 

LIGEIA · · · · · · · · · · · · ·

171

 

KING PEST   · · · · · · · · · · ·

193

 

THE SIGNORA ZENOBIA · · · · · · · · · ·

213

 

THE SCYTHE OF TIME · · · · · · · · · ·

229

 




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Notes:

The motto from Goethe is from his poem “Meine Göttin” (”My Goddess”), written on September 15, 1780. T. O. Mabbott notes that Poe likely saw it in an article by George Bancroft, “Life and Genius of Goethe” from the North American Review of October 1824 (Mabbott, Poems, p. 118). Bancroft translates these lines as “Dearest in her father’s eye / Jove’s own darling / Phantasy.” Poe had already quoted these lines in a footnote to his poem “Al Aaraaf” (Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems, 1829, p. 19). There, “Tochter” is correctly capitalized. Pollin and Hansen note this motto as an example of “Poe’s faulty use of German” (Pollin and Hansen, The German Face of Edgar Allan Poe, Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1995, pp. 51-52). Poe uses the motto again on his handwritten title page for the proposed edition of “Phantasy Pieces” prepared in 1842 but never published.

On the back of the title page appears the copyright notice:

ENTERED according to act of Congress, in the year 1839, by EDGAR A. POE, in the clerk’s office of the eastern district of Pennsylvania.

There is also a notice at the bottom of the page that the book was:

Printed by
Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell

The table of contents shown here is a reasonable imitation of that in the original, though the original does not proceed items with bullets or any other typographical mark. We have attempted also to imitate to dot leaders running from the title of the tale to the page number, although variations in our font have made it impractical to match the number and spacing of the dot leaders. In the original, these leaders are carefully arranged so that the dots and spaces of alternating lines switch back and forth, making it easier to follow the line without accidentally slipping up or down. In the original, the table of contents appears on page 7.


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