Edgar Allan Poe — “The Happiest Day”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “The Happiest Day” — 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)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)
  • Text-03 — “(Original)” — September 15, 1827 — North American — (Mabbott text B)

 

Reprints:

  • “[Untitled]” — 1884 — Tamerlane and Other Poems, ed. Richard Herne Shepherd, London: George Redway (pp. 53-54)  (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.”)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “The Happiest Day, the Happiest Hour” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:121, and p. 224)
  • The Happiest Day, the Happiest Hour” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:20, and 10:154-155)
  • “The Happiest Day, the Happiest Hour” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (p. 127, and p. 276)
  • “The Happiest Day, the Happiest Hour” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (p. 31, and pp. 166-167)
  • “The Happiest Day — The Happiest Hour” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (p. 22, and pp. 185-186)
  • The Happiest Day” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:80-82)
  • “The Happiest Day” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (pp. 36-37) (reprints Text-02, with the title assigned by Woodberry and Stedman)

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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:

  • “Le plus beau jour, la plus belle heure” — 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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