Edgar Allan Poe — “Prefaces and Introductions”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Prefaces and Introductions” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

 

Reprints:

  • “Preface (Tamerlane and Other Poems — 1827)” — 1928 — Selected Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Thomas Ollive Mabbott, New York: Macmillan Company (The Modern Readers’ Series) (p. 111)
  • “Preface” [to The Conchologist’s First Book] (from the first and second editions) (1880 — The Select Works of Edgar Allan Poe, W. J. Widdleton, pp. clxxi-clxxviii, as an “Appendix” to Stoddard’s introductory “Life of Poe.” Includes a comparison with Captain Thomas Brown’s book on Conchology, implying plagiarism on Poe’s part.)
  • “Preface [to The Raven and Other Poems]” — 1909 — Selections from the Critical Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Frederick C. Prescott, New York: Henry Holt (pp. 149 and 334)
  • “Preface (The Raven and Other Poems — 1845)” — 1928 — Selected Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Thomas Ollive Mabbott, New York: Macmillan Company (The Modern Readers’ Series) (p. 119)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • Preface to Tamerlane and Other Poems” — 1968 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:21-22)
  • “Preface (Tamerlane and Other Poems — 1827)” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America), p. 9
  • Poe’s Introduction to ‘The Tales of the Folio Club’,” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 2: Tales I, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (2:xxxv-xxxix)
  • The Folio Club” — 1978 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 2: Tales & Sketches I, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (2:200-207) (A photographic facsimile of the first page of the manuscript appears between 2:474-475)
  • “[Poe’s Introduction to] The Folio Club” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America), pp. 131-133
  • Preface and Introduction [to The Concologist’s First Book]” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 14: Essays and Miscellanies, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (14:95-100)
  • Preface for Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque” — 1978 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 2: Tales & Sketches I, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (2:471-474)
  • “Preface to Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America), pp. 129-130
  • Preface [to The Raven and Other Poems]” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:xlvii)
  • “Preface to The Raven and Other Poems” — 1968 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (A photographic facsimile of the “Preface,” with Poe’s own hand-written corrections, appears on page 1:578)
  • “Preface (The Raven and Other Poems — 1845)” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America), p. 18
  • “Preface to The Raven and Other Poems”— 2009 — Edgar Allan Poe: Critical Theory, Stuart and Susan F. Levine, eds., Chicago: University of Illinois Press (pp. 51-53)

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Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

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Plain Text Files for Juxta:

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • “Préface aux Contes du Grotesque et de l‘Arabesque” — 1914 — Edgar Poe: Histories étranges et Merrveilleuses, Paris: Mercure de France (French translation by M. D. Calvocoressi of the preface to TGA.)
  • “L‘In-Folio Club” — 1950 — Histories grotesques et sérieuse par Edgar Poe, Paris: Classiques Garnier (French translation by Léon Lemonnier of the introduction to “Tales of the Folio Club”)

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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.

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