Edgar Allan Poe — “The Coliseum”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “The Coliseum” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “The Coliseum” — 1833, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “The Coliseum” — October 26, 1833 — Baltimore Saturday Visiter — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-03 — “The Coliseum” — 1835 — in “Politian” manuscript — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-04 — “The Coliseum” — August 1835 — Southern Literary Messenger — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-05 — “The Coliseum” — about 1841 — “Herring” manuscript — (Mabbott text D)
  • Text-06 — “The Coliseum” — June 12, 1841 — Saturday Evening Post (Philadelphia, PA) — (Mabbott text E)
  • Text-07 — “The Coliseum” — 1842 — Poets and Poetry of America (The poem continued to appear in later editions, although it was removed beginning with the 10th edition, of 1850) — (Mabbott text F)
  • Text-08 — “The Coliseum” — February 25, 1843 — Saturday Museum — (Mabbott text G)
  • Text-09 — “The Coliseum” — July 12, 1845 — Broadway Journal — (Mabbott text H)
  • Text-10 — “The Coliseum” — 1845 — RAOP — (Mabbott text J)
  • Text-11 — “Coliseum” — 1845 — The Poetry of the Sentiments — (Mabbott text K)
  • Text-12 — “The Coliseum” — 1845-1849 — manuscript revisions in J. Lorimer Graham copy of RAOP — (Mabbott text L)

 

Reprints:

  • “Ruins” — 1849 — The Poets Offering for 1850 (an excerpt reprinting 8 lines from the poem) (Noted by H&C, p. 129)
  • The Coliseum” — 1850 — WORKS — Griswold reprints Text 10, applying the one correction from Text 12  (Mabbott text M)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)
  • “The Coliseum” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems  and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:14-15)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “The Coliseum” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:26-27, and pp. 177-178)
  • The Coliseum” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:56-57, and 10:191-192)
  • “The Coliseum” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (pp. 19-20, and pp. 207-208)
  • “The Coliseum” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (pp. 75-76, and pp. 218-221)
  • “The Coliseum” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (pp. 57-58, and pp. 236-239)
  • The Coliseum” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:226-231)
  • “The Coliseum” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (pp. 72-73) (reprints the text from Works, 1850)

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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 Colisée” — 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.
  • Ljungquist, Kent P., “ ‘The Coliseum‘: A Dialogue on Ruins,” Poe Studies, 1983, 16:32-33
  • 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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