Edgar Allan Poe — “Ulalume”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Ulalume” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings (full text):

  • Text-01 — “[Ballad of Ulalume]” — about October, 1847 — “Bronson” manuscript (now lost and text not recorded) (see The Poe Log, pp. 705 and 707)
  • Text-02 — “To — — —. Ulalume: A Ballad” — December 1847 — American Review — (Mabbott text A) [Cullen B. Colton states that the manuscript was among those “either lost or stolen.” No trace of a manuscript is known, but it was common practice for such material to be destroyed during or after typesetting. Poe himself saw no particular importance in his manuscript once that version was set in type. The future value of these manuscripts was, of course, not recognized at the time.]
  • Text-03 — “Ulalume: A Ballad” — January 1, 1848 — Home Journal — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-04 — “Ulalume — A Ballad” — November 22, 1848 — Providence Journal — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-05 — “Ulalume. A Ballad” — March 3, 1849 — Literary World — (Mabbott text D)
  • Text-06 — “Ulalume — A Ballad” — Late 1849 — Poets and Poetry of America (10th edition, dated 1850) — (Mabbott text F)
  • Text-07 — “Ulalume” — 1850 — WORKS — (Mabbott text G)
  • Text-08 — “Ulalume — A Ballad” — about August 1849 — Richmond Examiner proofsheets — (Mabbott text J)
  • Text-09 — “Ulalume — A Ballad” — September 10, 1849 — “Ingram” manuscript — (Mabbott text K)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)

 

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings (excerpts):

  • [Ulalume]” — about March 1848 — “Stedman” manuscript (in a notice about H. B. Hirst)
  • [Ulalume]” — about June 1849 — lines 30-38 only, “Griswold” manuscript (in a notice about H. B. Hirst)  (Mabbott text E)
  • Ulalume” — 1850 — lines 30-38 only in article about H. B. Hirst, WORKS  (Mabbott text H)

 

Reprints:

  • “Ulalume” — January 22, 1848 — Saturday Courier (Philadelphia, PA)  (reprinted from the Home Journal)
  • Ulalume” — September 8, 1849 — Portland Transcript  (Portland, ME)
  • “Ulalume” — October 17, 1849 — Oquawka Spectator  (Oquawka, IL)
  • “Ulalume” — October 17, 1849 — Louisville Daily Journal, Louisville, KY  (only a few stanzas)
  • “Ulalume” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems  and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:10-12)
  • “Ulalume” — May 1900 — Chatauquan (vol. 31, p. 195) (this item is noted by George Monteiro, “Fugitive Reprints,” E. A. Poe Review, Fall 2010, p. 162.)
  • “Ulalume” — October 14, 1906 — The State (Columbia, SC) (p. 23) (this item is noted by George Monteiro, “Fugitive Reprints,” E. A. Poe Review, Fall 2010, p. 162.)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “Ulalume” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:43-46, and 10:186-187)
  • Ulalume” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:102-105, and 10:213-214)
  • “Ulalume” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (pp. 82-85, and pp. 244-247)
  • “Ulalume” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (pp. 117-120, and pp. 265-275)
  • “Ulalume — A Ballad” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (pp. 103-106, and pp. 271-274)
  • Ulalume” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:409-423)
  • “Ulalume” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (pp. 89-91) (reprints the text from Stovall, 1965)

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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:

  • “[Ulalume]” — 1857 — “Edgar Allan Poe,” Magazin für die Literatur des Auslandes (131:522-524)  (German translation by Luise von Ploennis.)
  • “Ulalum” — October 10, 1949 — De Tsjerne (Frisian translation by Klaes Dykstra)  (This title provided by René van Slooten)
  • “Ulalume” — dated 2009, but available in late 2008 — Poèmes d‘Edgar Allan Poe, Paris: Publibook (translation by Jean Hautepierre)

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Bibliography:

  • Anonymous, “Miss Ingram Tells of Poet’s Gift of a Copy of Ulalume,” New York Herald, February 19, 1905
  • Anonymous, “Poe’s ‘Ulalume’,” Explicator, October 1942, 1:8
  • Adkins, Nelson F., “Poe’s ‘Ulalume’,” Notes & Queries, January 14, 1933, 164:30-31
  • Bailey, James O., “The Geography of Poe’s ‘Dream-Land’ and ‘Ulalume’,” Studies in Philology, July 1948, 45:512-523
  • Basler, Roy P., “Poe’s ‘Ulalume’,” Explicator, May 1944, vol. 2, item 49; reprinted in Sex, Symbolism and Psychology, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1948, pp. 184-187
  • Blumenfeld, J. P., “Poe’s ‘Ulalume,’ Line 43,” Notes & Queries, March 29, 1952, 197:147
  • Brooks, Cleanth and Robert Penn Warren, “ ‘Ulalume’,” Understand Poetry, New York: Henry Holt, 1950, 194-201 (revised new edition)
  • Caputi, Anthony, “The Refrain in Poe’s Poetry,” American Literature, May 1953, 25:169-178
  • Carlson, Eric W., “Poe’s ‘Ulalume’,” Explicator, June 1952, 11:56
  • Carlson, Eric W., “Symbol and Sense in Poe’s ‘Ulalume’,” American Literature, March 1963, 35:22-37
  • Colton, Cullen B., “George Hooker Colton and the Publication of ‘The Raven’,” American Literature, vol. X, no. 3, November 1938, pp. 319-330 (footnote 30 on p. 328 provides the comment about the manuscript)
  • Connolly, Thomas, “Poe’s ‘Ulalume’,” Explicator, September 1963, vol. 22, item 4
  • Daughrity, K. L., “Source for a line of Poe’s ‘Ulalume’,” Notes & Queries, July 11, 1931, 161:27
  • 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, “Notes on Poe’s ‘To Science,’ ‘To Helen,’ and ‘Ulalume’,” Bulletin of the New York Public Library, November 1959, 63:568-570
  • Kiehl, James, “Valley of Unrest: A Major Metaphor in the Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe,” Thoth, Winter 1964, 5:42-52
  • Kirby, John P., “Poe’s ‘Ulalume’,” Explicator, October 1942, vol 1, item 8
  • Laverty, Carroll, “Poe in 1847,” American Literature, May 1948, 20:163-168
  • Leary, Lewis, “Poe’s ‘Ulalume’,” Explicator, February 1948, vol. 6, item 25
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, “The Astrological Symbolism of Poe’s ‘Ulalume’,” Notes & Queries, July 11, 1931, 161:26-27
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, “Poe’s ‘Ulalume’,” Explicator, Feburary 1943, vol. 1, item 25
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, “Poe’s ‘Ulalume’,” Explicator, June 1948, vol. 6, item 57
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, “Poe’s ‘Ulalume’,” Notes & Queries, February 25, 1933, 164:143
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vol 1 Poems), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969.
  • Miller, James, Jr., “ ‘Ulalume’ Resurrected,” Philological Quarterly,  April 1955, 34:197-205
  • Mulqueen, James E., “The Meaning of Poe’s ‘Ulalume’,” American Transcendental Quarterly, 1st Quarter 1969, 1:27-30
  • Olivero, Frederico, “Symbolism in Poe’s Poetry,” Westminster Review, April 1913, 180:201-207
  • Omans, Glen A., “Poe’s ‘Ulalume‘: Drama of the Solipsistic Self,” in Papers on Poe: Essays in Honor of John Ward Ostrom, Springfield, OH: 1972
  • Pattee, Fred Lewis, “Poe;s ‘Ulalume’,” Side-Lights on American Literature, New York: Century Co., 1922, pp. 327-342
  • Pittman, Diana, “Key to the Mystery of ‘Ulalume’,” Southern Literary Messenger, August 1941, 3:371-378 (this is the renewed version of the SLM)
  • Robinson, David, “ ‘Ulalume’: The Ghouls and the Critics,” Poe Studies, 1975, 8:8-10
  • Routh, James, “Notes on the Sources of Poe’s Poetry: Coleridge, Keats, Shelley,” Modern Language Notes, March 1914, 29:72-75
  • Tinnon, J. A., “Poe’s ‘Ulalume’,” Graham’s Magazine, February 1851, 38:120-122
  • White, Patrick J., “The Thing Needed: Hope and Despair in ‘Ulalume,” Masques, Mysteries, and Mastodons: A Poe Miscellany, ed. Benjamin F. Fisher, Baltimore: Edgar Allan Poe Society, 2006, pp. 1-16

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