Edgar Allan Poe — “Harper’s Ferry”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Harper’s Ferry” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Harper’s Ferry” — 1842, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Harper’s Ferry” — February 1842 — Graham’s

 

Reprints:

  • None

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • None

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Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

  • “Harper’s Ferry” — 2009 — Audio book (unabridged), read by Chris Aruffo (part of a 6-CD set)

 

Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • None

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Bibliography:

  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978.
  • Pollin, Burton R., “Poe as Probable Author of ‘Harper’s Ferry’,” American Literature, 1968, 40:164-178 (This article suggests that Poe is the author of this unsigned plate essay.)
  • Savoye, Jeffrey A., “A Second Look at ‘Harper’s Ferry’,” Edgar Allan Poe Review, Spring 2006, 7:71-74  (This article identifies the essay as an adaptation of a section of American Scenery; or, Land Lake, and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature, New York: R. Martin & Co., 1840, written by N. P. Willis. “Harper’s Ferry,” then, is at best a collaborative piece, with Poe editorially reworking Willis’ words.)

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