Text: Robert A. Stewart (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to A Descent into the Maelstrom,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. II: Tales - part 01 (1902), pp. 383-384


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[page 383:]

A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM.

GRAHAM’S MAGAZINE, MAY, 1841; 1845.

The text follows 1845, with manuscript corrections from the Lorimer Graham copy. Griswold does not differ from 1845.

1845 shows several sentences reworded, as well as a number of other lesser emendations from Graham’s.

Variations of Graham’s from the text.

Motto not in Graham. Page 225 l. 2 rest (rest,) page 226 l. 4 he (he,) l. 8 Nothing (No consideration) l. 24-25 particularizing (particularising) l. 31 out, (o. c.) l. 32 us, (o. c.) page 227 l. 1 geographer (cap.) l. 7 gloom (irredeemable gloom) l. 9 for ever (forever) l. 25 cross dashing (cross-dashing) l. 27 little (little,) l. 32 Iflesen (Islesen) l. 32 Hoeyholm (Hotholm) l. 33 Kieldholm (Kieldhelm) page 228 l. 1 Skarholm (Stockholm) l. 10 , I (o. c.) l. 14 us, (o. c.) page 229 l. 4 half (o. c.) l. 6 spray; (—) l. 13 shriek, (o. c.) l. 20 I (I,) l. 34 time; (—) page 230 l. 20 relaxes, (o. c.) l. 29 , that (o. c.) page 231 l. 28 thing, (o. c.) l. 28 ships (ship) page 232 l. 3 Feroe (Ferroe) page 233 l. 12 day, (o. c.) page 234 l. 3 every thing (every thing) l. 4 that, (o. c.) l. 4 length, (o. c.) l. 11 ground (grounds) l. 12 in, (o. c.) l. 26 all (all is) page 235 l. 5 o’ clock (o’clock,) l. 5 M., (M.) l. 6 soon (had soon) l. 18 before — (,) l. 19 uneasy, (o. c.) page 236 l. 2 seaman (seamen) l. 4 , at (o. c.) l. 5 puff, (o. c.) l. 10 deck, (o. c.) page 238 l. 7 but (but,) l. 12 , as (o. c.) l. 15 . It ( — it) l. 26 “Well (Well) [not new par.] page 239 l. 4-5 than . . . mill-race, (than a mill-race is like the whirl as you now see it.) l. 11 afterwards (afterward) l. 12 in (in a wilderness of) l. 17 water (waste) l. 20 whirl; (,) l. 20 , of course, (o. c.) page 240 l. 27 deafen (deafen,) page 241 l. 5 large (small) l. 6 under (aft under) l. 17 thought (knew) l. 19 went (wert, myself,) page 242 l. 2 while (, while) l. 3 [page 384:] courage (courage,) l. 8 vast (prodigious) l. 9 prodigious (immeasurable) page 343 l. 10 dare (will) l. 12 to (o.) l. 16 feet (yards) l. 18 slow, but very perceptible (very perceptible, but slow) page 244 l. 1-3 ‘ ’ (“ ‘’) l. 8 , set (—) l. 11 me, (—) l. 32 early (early,) l. 34 that (that,) page 245 l. 1 descent; — (—) l. 5 ; — the (—) l. 21 , bearing (bearing,) l. 23 broken (o.) l. 29 “I (!) [not new par.] l. 30 water cask (water-cask) Note not in Graham, page 246 l. 6 force (reach) l. 7 of (o.) l. 27-28 The (The froth and the rainbow disappeared. The) l. 30-32 whirl . . . uprise, (whirl grew feeble and fluctuating — then ceased altogether — then finally reversed themselves with a gradually accelerating motion. And then the bottom of the gulf uprose — and its turgid aspect had in great measure departed.) page 247 l. 7 minutes, (o. c.) l. 7 ‘ ’ (“ ”) l. 14 My hair, which . . . before, was . . . now (My hair had been . before, and now it is white as you see) l. 18-19 and . . . more (and you will put no more).

Variations of Griswold from the text.

Page 227 l. 32 [Iflesen] (Islesen) l. 32 [Hoeyholm] (Hotholm) l. 33 [Kieldholm] (Keildhelm) page 228 l. 1 [Skarholm] (Stockholm) l. 27 assumes (assumes) page 229 l. 4 half (p.) page 232 l. 3 [Feroe] (Ferroe) page 241 l. 5 large (small) l. 17 thought (knew) page 242 l. 2 while (, while) l. 16 feet (yards) page 245 l. 1 ; — the (—) l. 5 ; — the (—) l. 23 broken (o.) page 246 l. 6 force (reach) l. 7 of (o.).

The Lorimer Graham corrections are: —

Page 229 l. 4 half (o.) page 241 l. 5 large (small) l. 17 thought (knew) page 242 l. 2 while (, while) page 243 l. 16 feet (yards) page 245 l. 1 ; — the (—) l. 5 . — the (—) l. 23 broken (o.) page 246 l. 6 force (reach) l. 7 of (o.).

 


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Notes:

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