Edgar Allan Poe — “A Dream”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “A Dream” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “[Untitled]” — 1827, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “[Untitled]”   — 1827 — TAOP — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-03 — “A Dream”   — 1829 — ATMP — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-04 — “A Dream” — 1845 — manuscript changes in ATMP in preparation for RAOP — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-05 — “A Dream” — August 16, 1845 — Broadway Journal — (Mabbott text D)
  • Text-06 — “A Dream” — 1845 — RAOP — (Mabbott text E)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)

 

Reprints:

  • “A Dream” — September 1, 1845 — Chambersburg Times (Pennsylvania) (An unathorized reprint from the Broadway Journal, a reprint of “Lenore” appearing in the same issue and being criticized by Poe in the Broadway Journal for September 13, 1845. An apparently unique file of the newspaper is in the collection of the Franklin County Historical Society, in Kittochtinny, PA)
  • A Dream” — 1850 — WORKS — Griswold merely reprints Text-06  (Mabbott text F)
  • “A Dream” — 1884 — Tamerlane and Other Poems, ed. Richard Herne Shepherd, London: George Redway (pp. 52)  (Having long been thought lost, a copy of the original Tamerlane and Other Poems of 1827 was discovered in the British Museum and printed in this “second edition.”)
  • “A Dream” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems  and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:85)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “A Dream” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:134, and p. 231)
  • A Dream” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:19, and 10:153-154)
  • “A Dream” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (p. 126, and p. 276)
  • “A Dream” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (p. 30, and p. 166)
  • “A Dream” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (p. 21, and pp. 184-185)
  • A Dream” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:79-80)
  • “A Dream” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (p. 36) (reprints Text-02, but with the title assigned in Text-03)

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Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

  • None

 

Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • “Un Rêve” — dated 2009, but available in late 2008 — Poèmes d‘Edgar Allan Poe, Paris: Publibook (translation by Jean Hautepierre)

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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 (Vol 1 Poems), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969.

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