Edgar Allan Poe — “Pinakidia”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Pinakidia” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Pinakidia” — 1836, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Pinakidia” — August 1836 — Southern Literary Messenger

 

Reprints:

  • “Pinakidia” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:493-507)  (Ingram selects about 70 of the 172 items, omitting the rest)  (Note that Woodberry and Stedman chose not to print any of the “Pinakidia” in their edition of 1894-1895)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “Pinakidia” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (14:38-72)  (Harrison restores the full text of “Pinakidia,” but changes the order of items.)
  • “Pinakidia” — 1985 — The Collected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe; Vol II- The Brevities, New York: Gordian Press, 1985  (2:1-106, and 1:xi-xv)  (Pollin restores the full text, in correct order, and adds a number of miscellaneous notes from the Southern Literary Messenger as “Supplemental Pinkakia,” 2:424-453, and 2:xxiv-xxv)

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Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

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Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

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Bibliography:

  • Adams, Percy, “Poe a Critic of Voltaire,” Modern Language Notes, April 1942, 57:273-275
  • Griggs, Earl Leslie, “Five Sources of Poe’s ‘Pinakidia’,” American Literature, May 1929, 1:196-199
  • 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.
  • Holt, Palmer C., “Poe and H. N. Coleridge’s Greek Classic Poets: ‘Pinakidia,’ ‘Politian’ and ‘Morella’ Sources, American Literature, March 1962, 34:8-30
  • Jackson, David K., “Poe Notes: ‘Pinakida’ and ’some Ancient Greek Authors’,” American Literature, November 1933, 5:258-267
  • Knowlton, Edgar C., “Poe’s Debt to Father Bouhours,” Poe Newsletter, December 1971, 4:27-29
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, “ ‘Antediluvian Antiquties’: A Curiosity of American Literature and a Source of Poe’s,” American Collector, July 1927, 4:124-126
  • Pollin, Burton R., ed., The Collected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe; Vol II- The Brevities (Including “Marginalia,” “Pinakidia,” “Fifty Suggestions,” and “A Chapter of Suggestions,” New York: Gordian Press, 1985)

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