An Index to Poe's Critical Vocabulary, (1966), title page and table of contents


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Table of Contents


Frontispiece — Poe as copyrighted by Amelia Poe in 1893    1
Dedication    3
Preface    4
Foreword    5
Painting by Thomas C. Corner in the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore    6
The Index    8
[[Index to the Letters (A-Z)    8]]
[[Index to the Criticism (A-H)    12]]
[[Index to the Criticism (I-O)    25]]
[[Index to the Criticism (P-Z)    37]]
Pictures of Edgar Allan Poe    51




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It must be noted that this index does not cover all of Poe’s writings, in part because it does not include the tales and poems, and even for criticism it includes only what Harrison collected, which was not complete. It also does not include such articles as “Doings of Gotham,” which was unknown to Harrison. Even for “Marginalia,” Harrison omitted two installments, so it is strongly suggested that readers also reference Burton Pollin’s edition of The Brevities. For the letters, the index references only the 1948 edition, and therefore does not include the additional letters and expanded texts from the various supplements, the 1966 or 2008 editions.

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Note: Elizabeth Eaddy Dameron is the wife of J. Lasley Dameron and Mary Stagg is the wife of L. C. Stagg.


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