Edgar Allan Poe — “Sonnet — Silence”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Sonnet — Silence” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Silence, a Sonnet” — December 25, 1839 — manuscript — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-02 — “Silence, a Sonnet” — January 4, 1840 — Saturday Courier — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-03 — “Silence, a Sonnet” — April 1840 — Burton’s — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-04 — “Sonnet — Silence” — February 25, 1843 — Saturday Museum — (Mabbott text D)
  • Text-05 — “Sonnet — Silence” — July 26, 1845 — Broadway Journal — (Mabbott text E)
  • Text-06 — “Sonnet — Silence” — 1845 — RAOP — (Mabbott text F)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)

 

Reprints:

  • Silence” — 1850 — WORKS — (Griswold reprints Text-06, trimming the title, but apparently under his own editorial authority)  (Mabbott text G)
  • “Silence” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems  and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:27)
  • “Silence” — 1889 — American Sonnets, ed. William Sharp, London, Walter Scott (p. 176)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “Silence” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:25, and p. 177)
  • Sonnet — Silence” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:85, and 10:201-202)
  • “Sonnet — Silence” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (p. 35, and pp. 223-224)
  • “Sonnet — Silence” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (pp. 104-105, and pp. 240-241)
  • “Sonnet — Silence” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (p. 90, and pp. 256-257)
  • Sonnet — Silence” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:320-323)
  • “Sonnet — Silence” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (p. 77) (reprints Text-06)

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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:

  • “Sonnet — Le Silence” — 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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